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August 21, 2014

Rita F. Silva: What happened to farmworkers?

I find it hard to understand why, when we have 11 million people in this country illegally, we have a shortage of people to do farm work.

I find it hard to understand why, when we have 11 million people in this country illegally, we have a shortage of people to do farm work. I thought the reason we shouldn’t deport them was because they were here to do the work that Americans won’t do. So, what are they doing to earn a living? How many are collecting government assistance? Don’t tell me that they can’t get welfare, food stamps, etc., because I know better. Many of these people are living better than you or I on our dime, yet there is no one to do the farm work. This makes no sense.

Rita F. Silva, Los Banos

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