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  •  They're really drummimg it home. n/t (5+ / 0-)

    -- We are just regular people informed on issues

    by mike101 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 05:14:53 PM PDT

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    •  Chavez had it right. (0+ / 0-)

      The UFW during Chavez's tenure was committed to restricting immigration. Chavez and Dolores Huerta, cofounder and president of the UFW, fought the Bracero Program that existed from 1942 to 1964.

      Their opposition stemmed from their belief that the program undermined U.S. workers and exploited the migrant workers. Since the Bracero Program ensured a constant supply of cheap immigrant labor for growers, immigrants could not protest any infringement of their rights, lest they be fired and replaced.

      He would probably be surprised that today that Democrats,  the party of labor has the opposite conclusion about adding more cheap labor.

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