Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Harry Truman's Quote of the Day on Migrant Workers

David Bacon, the noted writer, photo-journalist, human rights and workers rights advocate, sent me this quote from Harry Truman---interesting food for thought, as we contemplate immigration reform.

"We depend on misfortune to build up our force of migratory workers and when the supply is low because there is not enough misfortune at home, we rely on misfortune abroad to replenish the supply,"  President Harry S. Truman, 1951.

I think we owe immigrant workers today a great deal of respect and thanks.



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