Deporting People…Deporting Jobs?

Many people have different opinions on whether the immigrants in the United States should be deported or allowed to stay here. There is not a right answer because there are pros and cons to both decisions.

After reading a rather interesting article, Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job, I came to the conclusion that if Trump and the United States do decide to deport these immigrants, the majority of labor workers being Mexican, then may farmers would be going out of business and having to close down their family owned farms.

People argue that with deporting the Mexican workers, jobs opportunities will open up for American citizens to obtain. However, in reality, Americans don’t want a 12 hour a day, labor intensive job. These immigrants have been working in the U.S. for YEARS, if Americans really were desperate for a job, they would take whatever the could get. According the article, “Nine in 10 agriculture workers in California are still foreign-born, and more than half are undocumented…” If nine in 10 workers are not even from the U.S. , then you may conclude that 1 in 10 workers may be from the U.S. and needs the job. Those number reveal that Americans either do not want the job picking fruits and such or do  not need the job since they are legal and can be employed elsewhere.

Who is going to take these jobs if all of the immigrants are deported? Americans clearly do not want them, or need them so are the farmers just supposed to go out of work?

The economy would suffer a great deal if farmers do not get the help they need.

With raising minimum wage, farmers are barely getting by, and by taking away 90% of their workers, production of crops will decline as will the sales. Making a living will become tougher and prices of products will increase, hitting the middle and low-class of society especially hard.

More factors need to be considered when making a decision such as the deportation of people who help our economy boom.

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