Employers, Not Workers, Are The Intended Beneficiaries Of Amnesty
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In the Marcus Epstein post below, he quotes a headline in the San Francisco Chronicle: Feinstein, Lofgren push for immigrant workers. [May 16, 2008]

While it sounds like they're helping the impoverished workers, actually they're helping the wealthy employers. It should say "Feinstein, Lofgren Push For Employers Of Illegal Foreign Labor."

It actually says this in the story:

"It's an emergency," Feinstein said of the farmworker situation. "If you can't get people to prune, to plant, to pick, to pack, you can't run a farm."
Of course, there's no law that says you have to run a farm, and no law that says you have to plant labor-intensive crops. The atricle also mentions the Western Growers Association, which wants this amnesty because their members profit from illegal foreign labor—see Diamonds And Doom-Mongering: The Western Growers Association Wants More Illegal Mexicans, by Bryanna Bevens for the facts on this major California lobby.
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