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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:08 AM
Response to Reply #20
24. historical actions set a precedent
My point was that the bracero program established a tradition of Mexican workers entering the US for agricultural labor. There are still a great deal of undocumented workers in this country now. In my area of the country, Guatemalans make up the landscaping crews--very arduous labor in hot Florida summers. Most are undocumented.
My understanding is that they are also prevalent as cane cutters in the glades.
I don't like the tendency of many Americans to place all blame on Mexico or immigrants themselves. If businesses like Walmart didn't employ undocumented workers, they wouldn't come to the country.
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