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« on: March 16, 2010, 03:09:00 PM »

“We need [immigrants] to milk cows or we’d barely be in business,” Wolfe said of the Hispanic immigrants who work for the farm near Cochrane.
Immigrants now make up about 40 percent of the state’s dairy labor force, up from 5 percent a decade ago, according to a 2009 study by the UW-Madison Program on Agricultural Technology Studies. Many of the workers  are in the United States illegally.
Regelbrugge said the status quo creates economic instability and the risk for employers to exploit immigrant workers.  He said it's also putting dairy farmers in jeopardy.
“Frankly it poses a challenge to farmers who wonder whether they can pass their business to the next generation,” he said.

“[There is] no question that federal, Congressional immigration policies contributed to hiring of immigrant workers, both legal and unauthorized,” said Marc Rosenblum, a senior policy analyst with the Migration Policy Institute, a widely respected non-partisan think tank.
“People came here, we needed their labor and we didn’t provide the legal means to do it,” said Regelbrugge, the lobbyist.

Dairy producers say congress can help them by at least passing the so-called AgJobs bill.  The legislation would overhaul the agricultural foreign worker program and create a path to legalization for certain farm workers.
Several Wisconsin lawmakers have signed on to the legislation, including Kohl, Feingold, Kagen, Petri, Ryan and Kind.  But progress on AgJobs is also stalled.
As the majority party, Democrats control the agenda.  President Obama only briefly mentioned immigration reform in the State of the Union.  And leaders in Congress have for the most part just paid lip service to the issue.
“Democratic leaders are weighing how many votes they win by doing immigration reform and how many votes they lose by doing immigration reform,” Rosenblum said.

Who should pay for all the perpetual unemployment and welfare?  Where does the taxation end?

more here - http://www.pri.org/politics-society/farmers-demand-immigration-reform1912.html

Wisconsin has high unemployment and welfare rolls.

Why aren't there incentives to move people off welfare and into agricultural jobs?

Why take an agricultural job if you get perpetual welfare and/or unemployment?

Why start a business if you get perpetual welfare and/or unemployment?

Why get up in the morning if you get perpetual welfare and/or unemployment and don't have to make an effort to support yourself.

What's to stop the new amnesty citizens from going on the rolls of perpetual welfare and/or unemployment recipients?


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