Posts Tagged ‘ agriculture ’

The Bane of the Cheap Labor Lobby

It turns out that a convergence of factors is forcing the mainstream media’s favorite martyrs to raise wage rates beyond subsistence levels. It’s bad enough that our nation’s put-upon farmers have to pay their imported peons a reasonable wage, but now they’re being forced to hire American teenagers! Have you ever heard of such...
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NY ICE Standing Up For American Workers

NY ICE Standing Up For American Workers

    The breadth of support enjoyed by BALA in its March for Jobs and equitable treatment of American workers can be seen in the lengths to which so many patriotic citizens traveled in order to attend this rally. From South Central  Los Angeles to the tip of New England, angry Americans of divergent...
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Debating Amnesty

Debating Amnesty

Update: The full seven hour-long hearing is now online! Watch it here!  My live-tweet of the first part of today’s immigration hearings is online!  
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The Truth About Jobs and Americans

The Truth About Jobs and Americans

It’s rare for me to single out for praise the Columbia Journalism Review, a  liberal professional journal published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, but this week it ran an article that is an absolute must-read. Head over to their website and read this piece immediately, if you haven’t already done so. It demolishes...
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Guest Slavery

Guest Slavery

Saudi Arabia is not normally associated with such values as human rights, due process, or civilized behavior. That’s why the news that Indonesia has suspended its guest worker program with the House of Saud should surprise no one. The proximate cause of this moratorium is the beheading of an Indonesian maid who killed her...
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Through The Looking Glass

For those of you who might have labored under the misimpression that indentured servitude and wage slavery were bad things, Mayor Paul Bridges is here to correct your anachronistic perspective. Prepare to be enlightened: 
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The Legal Workforce Act (A Debate)

The Legal Workforce Act (A Debate)

One of the central points of focus for the illegal immigration debate recently has been the use by employers of the federal government’s E-Verify system for checking the immigration status of potential or existing employees. Now Lamar Smith, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has introduced a bill, H.R. 2164, which purports to mandate E-Verify...
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The New Economy

The New Economy

Politico has a very interesting story today about a new initiative in Georgia that is, unfortunately, cast in an extremely misleading, prejudicial manner. With a newly enacted immigration enforcement law in Georgia, there is inevitably going to be labor shortage in fields that had previously been supplied with labor by illegal aliens.
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Two Californias

Two Californias

A fascinating essay by historian Victor Davis Hanson was published in National Review recently. As a native and permanent resident of California’s Central Valley, he’s seen the dramatic changes that have occurred with the removal of most barriers to emigration from Mexico and Central America.
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Two updates on Stephen Colbert Testimony

Two updates on Stephen Colbert Testimony

There’s not much news to report on the Colbert controversy since the Comedy Central host testified before the Immigration Subcommittee of the House of Representatives last week. However, there are two great analyses of the odd juxtaposition that deserve recognition.
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