That is a problem, too. Most people my age in Oregon worked in agriculture, picking, canning, etc..then the farmers wanted to pay people under the table and so they started hiring illegals. When it first started in the 1990s, the scam was to have them work for a season, then call ICE just before payday. James 5 comes to mind. Other scams have followed, such as having ten illegals be paid out of what is supposedly one person’s salary , or declaring 8 or 10 kids in order to claim the earned income tax credit..I don’t think much of farmers now as a result of the childish lawbreaking, despite both parents having grown up on farms..From e coli to listeria to salmonella, food poisoning is now quite common and it’s from careless handling. Most illegals have no work ethic and they come from a culture of abject corruption. Unlike the college kids who used to do it before the farmers got greedy, there is an almost complete lack of morals in the illegal labor pool. Even 20 years ago, one could safely eat raw eggnog or not have to scour the outside of fruit to remove the coliform left behind by people too lazy to wash their hands. When it comes to produce, it’s a very good idea to wipe it down with vinegar in washing it..One would think that the constant recalls for food and the other fun things that happen with illegal labor would make the farms and food processors think about rehiring college kids like they did until the late 1990s. It doesn’t seem to matter to them that they are wasting a lot of money in having to recall foods time and time again, rather than just having people who have some pride in themselves doing it.
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