Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers (UFW) appeared on the Colbert report Thursday night, challenging Americans to “take the jobs” of immigrant farm workers. The UFW has started a website www.takeourjobs.org offering to place any American Citizen or resident with work authorization in a job on a farm. So far only 3 people have taken up the offer! This shows how badly dependent our farms are on foreign labor
Three-quarters of all crop workers working in American agriculture were born outside the United States. According to government statistics, at least 50% of the crop workers do not have legal work authorization in the United States.
Hopefully our government will eventually realize that we need foreign labor, as there are many jobs that Americans just do not want to do.