SALEM — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.
From tending the plants to harvesting the grapes, it takes skill and a strong work ethic to produce the winery’s pinot noir and chardonnay, and native-born Americans just aren’t willing to work that hard, Patricia Dudley said as a cold rain drenched the vineyard in the hills of Oregon.
“Who’s going to come out here and do this work when they deport them all?” she asked.
So basically, Patty hires illegal aliens and doesn't bother with the E-Verify system in order to enrich herself.
The American Farm Bureau Federation says strict immigration enforcement would raise food prices 5 to 6 percent because of a drop in supply and because of the higher labor costs farmers could face.
Hell, I'd pay 10% more. For one thing, the food would likely be at less risk for contamination. And as has been discussed her on several occasions, deporting illegals isn't really the solution - we need to go after people like Patty, who hire illegals in order to enrich themselves. If that's your business model, you need to come up with a better one or face prison time.