"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Friday, September 6, 2013

Farmers want Obama to back off immigration workplace enforcement

Americans could learn from China
Somehow the Chinese (as well as Russians, Egyptians, Turks & Scots) have managed to
harvest their crops for thousands of years without importing Mexican labor.

It is official government policy that only Hispanics should
get their hands dirty with hard work.
  • Both Liberals and Conservatives feel hard work is beneath the dignity of "modern" Americans.  Democrats and Republicans have agreed to take taxpayer money and pay Americans to do nothing while importing Hispanics. 

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/05/201303/farmers-want-obama-to-back-off.html#storylink=cpy

Farming is a big business.  Like all businesses the owners want their labor costs driven as low as possible.  In the case of agriculture, farmers are very happy with the government paying Americans not to work while importing millions of foreign workers willing to take less money.

Farmers’ congressional allies are pressuring the Obama administration to ease up on immigration work-site enforcement, underscoring a conflict at the heart of a broad-based immigration bill.
This week, spurred by complaints from farmers in California’s Central Valley, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein publicly urged the Department of Homeland Security to “redirect” immigration enforcement efforts toward “serious violent crimes” instead of “legitimate agricultural employers and their workers.”

“The reality is that the majority of farmworkers in the U.S. are foreign-born and unauthorized, which is well-known,” Feinstein wrote Tuesday, adding that she’s “afraid that this aggressive worksite enforcement strategy will deprive the agricultural sector of most of its workforce,” reports McCatchy News.

In 2008, the last year of the George W. Bush administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents audited 503 companies nationwide for employee eligibility. Last year, ICE agents conducted more than 3,000 such audits.

In 2008, federal officials issued only 18 “final orders” fining employers and ordering them to stop breaking the law against hiring workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Officials collected $675,209 in fines that year. Last year, officials issued 495 final orders and collected $12.4 million in fines.

America the Lazy.
Big Government has told Americans not to worry about working or learning. 
The Marxist Welfare State will provide for your wants and government will
dumb down the schools so you will "feel better" and not be challenged.
See our article:  "Blacks say Mexicans are taking away their jobs."

“In agriculture, they’ve been focusing on our processors and our packing facilities, and they are causing a tremendous amount of damage,” Manuel Cunha, the president of the Nisei Farmers League in Fresno, Calif., said in an interview Thursday.

The California farmers pressed the point several weeks ago with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who was visiting Bakersfield, Calif., as part of a fundraising swing through the Golden State. Cunha said that the farmers, working with GOP and Democrat members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Central Valley, were trying to raise similar concerns directly with Obama administration officials.

“They’re making these employers fire their workers,” Cunha said.

Border security and interior enforcement play a significant role in the comprehensive immigration bill the Senate passed in June. The massive bill, some 1,920 pages when it passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, grew even larger when senators added more stringent enforcement measures.

The bill includes a provision that requires all employers to adopt the E-Verify employee verification system within five years.

“This is something where we need to have a top-to-bottom approach,” Rep. Jeff Denham of California, one of the House Republicans who now support a comprehensive bill, said during House debate several weeks ago..

The work-site monitoring that’s incited the backlash involves audits of the I-9 forms and accompanying documents that attest to an employee’s work eligibility. Monetary penalties for employers that knowingly hire workers who are in the U.S. illegally start at $375 and may go as high as $16,000 per violation.

Penalties for I-9 violations may range from $110 to $1,100 per violation. This can add up.

Last month, for instance, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $173,250 civil fine against a small Washington state firm called Ketchikan Drywall Services. An ICE audit concluded that the company had failed to maintain accurate and complete I-9 forms for myriad, mostly temporary employees.

“The penalties were imposed for substantive deficiencies,” Judge A. Wallace Tashima wrote for the court.

African Americans can be farmers.
But government welfare pays African Americans to do nothing and be the helpless,
apathetic wards of the state instead of learning jobs skills

European Americans can work on farms
But government welfare pays European Americans to do nothing and be the helpless, apathetic wards of the state instead of learning jobs skills.
PHOTO: Two women agricultural workers packing pears in Littlerock, Calif.   Beverly Balmer, foreground, and Hulda Hamm sort pears in Bones & Son packinghouse, Littlerock.
Date 24 August 1946
Los Angeles Times photographic archive, UCLA Library

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