Lovely grapes, but who picked them?
In his post
on the Oregon Treason Lobby's effort to get driver's licenses for illegal aliens, Paul Nachman
mentions that the initiative is supported by "Local 503 of the Service Employees International Union [SEIU], the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Oregon Nurseries Political Action Committee, and Northwest Health Foundation.". There's also a much longer list of their supporters
—206 names long (four pages of PDF
)—which includes 48 employers of illegal aliens, largely in the wine industry.
The way the YesOn88 campaign presents this is to say "Small business owners, farmers, religious leaders and law enforcement all agree that YES on 88 will help improve the safety of our communities." In fact, besides the list of "small business owners" and farmers, who are supporting it because they're employers of wetback labor, the list includes a lot of left-wing groups, minority organizations expressing anti-white solidarity, and so on.
But in the list of wineries, restaurants, and markets below (which I culled from the 206 name list) I assume that none of them are interested in "safe roads"—they're interested in cheap labor that you don't have to get in your own truck to go and pick up. These are not "small businesses"—we're talking multi-millionaires: see Diamonds And Doom-Mongering: The Western Growers Association Wants More Illegal Mexicans.
Of course, they'd say they need illegals, or the grapes would "rot in the fields." In a post called "The Needs Of America's Farmers" I suggested what illegals' employers actually need:
- Some of them need to be paying higher wages, so they can hire Americans.
- Some of them need to mechanize their operations.
- Some of them need to switch to less labor-intensive crops, which can be harvested by machine.
- If some of them still can't make a living farming without importing illegals to harvest their crops, they need to stop farming, and get a job, because their farm is costing them and the nation more than the value of their produce.
- And finally, some of them need to be fined or jailed.
Any ICE agents in Oregon looking for someone to deport should investigate the businesses on this list: it's grape harvesting season in Oregon!
- A to Z Wineworks
- Adelsheim Vineyard
- Advanced Vineyard Systems, Inc.
- Anidore Vineyards
- Bella Vida Vineyard
- Bethel Heights Vineyard
- Bjornson Vineyard, Bjornson Farm
- BlackCap of Oregon
- Bois Joli Vineyard
- Brick House Vineyard
- Brittan Vineyards
- Central Oregon Wine and Grape Growers Association
- Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers
- Cottonwood Winery of Oregon
- Crawford Beck Vineyard
- Cristom Vineyards
- Dominio IV Wines
- Don Pancho Mercado
- Elk Cove Vineyards & Winery
- El Jarro Azul
- Finnegan Hill Vineyards
- J.K. Carriere Wines
- Justa Pasta
- Lemelson Vineyards
- Loosen J. Christopher Wines
- Mi Tierra Market
- Monks Gate Vineyard & Wines
- Oracle Vineyard
- Oregon Association of Nurseries
- Oregon Dairy Farmers Association
- Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association
- Oregon Winegrowers Association
- R. Stuart and Company Wines
- Rogue Valley Winegrower Association
- RoxyAnn Winery
- Sokol Blosser Winery
- South Willamette Wineries Association
- Southern Oregon Winery Association
- Stirling Wine Grapes Inc.
- Strictly Organic Coffee
- Sweet Life Patisserie
- Taco Loco
- Tu Casa Real Estate
- Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association
- Westrey Wine Co.
- Willamette Valley Wineries Association
- Winderlea Vineyard & Winery
- Z’IVO Wines