class topic: Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job by Natalie Kitroeff and Geoffrey Mohan
Immigrants make America great (and no, not “make America great again”, that presidential campaign slogan that is just propaganda for white supremacy). I think that’s what I like about America most, that we can learn and enjoy different cultures just by driving to different cities. Or that my class isn’t made up of only one race, we all bring something different to the table. There’s a stigma about immigrants that they’re lazy, they waste our tax dollars. I beg to differ. I think immigrants are the hardest working people, they’re the ones working the jobs no American wants. That phrase “they steal our jobs” is incredibly ignorant, first of all no one is entitled to a job, you have to earn it. So they’re not stealing our jobs, they’re just more qualified. And the worst part is that they’re not protected or have a voice. Second of all, they’re working on dairy farms, picking our fruits, vegetables, manufacturing, all the jobs that Americans feel too proud to do; the only reason we can buy our groceries for cheap. In fact the average American household spends about less than 10% of their income on food, whereas every other country in the world is spending more, and this is only possible because of cheap labor and cheap oil. There’s also another consideration to think about, no one would put their life and their family’s life in danger in order to migrate unless it was necessary to survive. Imagine if you had to leave the place you grew up in and had go to another country because the one you’re in is unsafe. Now in all irony, the best part of this whole immigration fight is that everyone here is an immigrant. So unless you’re Native American this is technically not our land to begin with.