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  •  You make some very good points. However, with (3+ / 0-)
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    respect to picking fruits and vegetables, maybe the " illegal" workers are worth more pay in terms of experience, efficiency and endurance.  Legit unskilled workers may not start off with these qualities.  Have you ever picked strawberries or raspberries?  Stoop labour in a hot, humid summer is no fun.  

    (I never got paid for picking berries but put in a few hours in the summer picking enough for a few batches of jam. BTW picking tree fruits is a lot easier IMO.)

    We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

    by Observerinvancouver on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 11:25:35 AM PST

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