Mean, sick, and poor is no way to go through life, son.

California really loves its illegals

Stop enforcing the law, stop it at once I say...

http://www.courthousenews.com/no-raids-courthouses-california-chief-justice-warns-ice/
Permalink Perks Tech 
March 18th, 2017 3:56pm
States Rights!
Permalink Yoda 
March 18th, 2017 3:57pm
You mean people who work hard and do a job lazy white people don't want to do?

What's not to love?
Permalink Remember 
March 18th, 2017 4:07pm
http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-fi-farms-immigration/

Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job
Permalink Remember 
March 18th, 2017 4:12pm
If you look at the map there you see that the sections of the state that do most of the growing the wages are $10k a year if you work full time, and you can't work full time.

The article previously mentions a case in Napa Valley where the cost of living is extremely high, paying $16 for skilled labor able to prune grape vines, which is extremely brief seasonal work.
Permalink Testicular Cancer 
March 18th, 2017 4:28pm
"Today, farmworkers in the state earn about $30,000 a year if they work full time — about half the overall average pay in California."

This is the "rise" they're talking about. And the article says you don;t get a job if you don't have a car.
Permalink Yoda 
March 18th, 2017 4:29pm
Here's an idea: maybe we don't need to eat so many grapes and strawberries?
Permalink Yoda 
March 18th, 2017 4:30pm
Even if they had non-illegals picking them, the price would rise by only a quarter or less.
Permalink FSK 
March 18th, 2017 4:37pm
$15/hr is $30k if you work full time. Ag work is NOT full time. There's a lot of work during the harvest, some at other times, but most of the year there's no work at all. Also you have to go from farm to farm, sometimes the place you can find work at Monday is 500 miles from the place you were at the week before. Also, you can't afford to drive there. You have to sleep in ditches.

As far as the car goes, it's not much of an issue. You sleep in ditches near the farm. Then you hitch or figure out some way to get to the next gig.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
March 18th, 2017 5:08pm
Oh and the water you drink is runoff water in the ditches, with pesticides and fertilizer and other carcinogens. When you want to go to the bathroom, there isn't one! You shit in the ditch, wipe with your hands, then go back to picking with those hands. You also cough a lot onto the vegetables and you have TB and Hep.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
March 18th, 2017 5:09pm
"Memories from Great Depression"
Permalink Yoda 
March 18th, 2017 5:16pm

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