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Re: Farm Labor Shortage

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:03 am
by Txpiney
Bright Raven wrote:
greybeard wrote:3 pgs later, it's obvious the answer to all these problems is MORE illegals.


Not obvious at all. I am not reading any "answers". What I am reading is more descriptive of the current "state of affairs".

As they say, identify the problem - then solve it. BTW: I don't have the statistics but anecdotally, a lot of the Mexican labor here are not illegals. The fence crew working for Kevin have been here about 20 years. Some said they have never been back to Mexico and don't have any contact. It just turns out that Mexican labor is usually better than the local young white guys.

The ones that don't go back to Mexico or have any contact don't need to, they've got the whole clan here already

Re: Farm Labor Shortage

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:09 am
by Bright Raven
Txpiney wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
greybeard wrote:3 pgs later, it's obvious the answer to all these problems is MORE illegals.


Not obvious at all. I am not reading any "answers". What I am reading is more descriptive of the current "state of affairs".

As they say, identify the problem - then solve it. BTW: I don't have the statistics but anecdotally, a lot of the Mexican labor here are not illegals. The fence crew working for Kevin have been here about 20 years. Some said they have never been back to Mexico and don't have any contact. It just turns out that Mexican labor is usually better than the local young white guys.

The ones that don't go back to Mexico or have any contact don't need to, they've got the whole clan here already


I got that impression. The crew Kevin uses were clearly connected to each other by some family ties. A couple commented that their parents were dead so there was no reason to ever go back.

Re: Farm Labor Shortage

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:32 am
by callmefence
ALACOWMAN wrote:a lot of the illegals are working under legal Mexican foremans """that can speak English' that pay them pennies on the dollar..and live in the suburbs..especially some of the migrate workers... Like the gal that bring around chip and salsa can't speak a work of English and just giggles when you talk to them...


That's exactly right. Had some work done last year on Dad's house. First day there was more mescuns on that house than Santa Ana brought to the Alamo. Lead by a well dressed foreman in a new pickup who spoke percent English. I ask him . All these boys are legal right. O yes sir he stammers.

The next day he came with two........................

Re: Farm Labor Shortage

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:14 pm
by ALACOWMAN
I imagine in about 50 or so years, our kids and grandkids will hear how badly they were mistreated...and some sort of compensation will be demanded ..for something their own people did but were Americans by proxy

Re: Farm Labor Shortage

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:40 am
by Farm Fence Solutions

Re: Farm Labor Shortage

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:58 am
by callmefence
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/18-wheeler-with-55-people-in-back-stopped-in-san-antonio/ar-AAyzrTU?ocid=spartandhp

Help was on the way.



55 mescuns in the back of a truck in San Antonio is called a fence crew......