Thursday, July 24, 2014

Immigrant America in the Dairy Industry: They Steal Our Jobs?

 

In "Immigrant America: They Steal Our Jobs?," Vice News reports on immigrants in the dairy industry:  "Milking cows is a dirty, monotonous job, and as we found out in our latest episode of Immigrant America, it's not a job many unemployed Americans are willing to do. But for some reason the government doesn't give dairy farms a way to recruit foreign workers legally, so most feel forced to hire illegal immigrants. This makes the farms and their workers easy targets for immigration authorities looking to fill deportation quotas. We went to upstate New York to try to understand the cat and mouse game going on between dairy farms and immigration authorities. We found a lot of wasted taxpayer money, racial profiling, and a broken system that unnecessarily treats family farmers and hardworking immigrants like criminals."

KJ

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2014/07/immigrant-america-they-steal-our-jobs.html

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" it's not a job many unemployed Americans are willing to do AT THE WAGE OFFERED."

That's more like it. Take away the illegal immigrants, wages will, by necessity, go up. More actual Americans will then be willing to take these jobs. This isn't rocket science, it's basic supply and demand economics.

Posted by: skepticalofthis | Jul 25, 2014 8:27:11 AM


The question is how to effectively enforce the prohibition on the employment of undocumented workers. As T. Alexander Aleinikoff has written,

"There is no clear way to fix employer sanctions anytime soon. The widely discussed "smart cards" or "swipe cards" will be years in the making. Meanwhile massive work will need to be done on government databases to clean up misspelled, duplicate, and false names. Nor is there any reason to believe that the border will be effectively sealed anytime soon."

REMARKS: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: IMMIGRATION, AMNESTY, AND THE RULE OF LAW, 2007 NATIONAL LAWYERS CONVENTION OF THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY, 36 Hofstra L. Rev. 1313, 1314 (2008).

KJ

Posted by: Immigration Prof | Jul 26, 2014 7:55:08 AM

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