For years, going back at least to October 2006, every fall we read about the latest agricultural crisis caused by insufficient illegal infiltrator peasants. One harvest time, it`s pears rotting in the field, the next it`s kumquats. Just fill in the blanks on the press release. Each one-time-only outsized crop caused by fluke weather justifies a permanent change in the American population.
But last year, American farmowners enjoyed their most profitable year in history. So, this year, they aren`t even waiting for fall to start agitating for lower wage workers. From Bloomberg News in the San Francisco Chronicle: