Oregon Farmworker Issues
Two contrasting viewpoints poignantly describe the plight of many migrant agricultural workers today:
"Immigrants have made America."
"America is so rich and fat, because it has eaten the tragedy of millions of immigrants."
OPB: Fair and balanced...
Many agricultural workers in Oregon are illegal immigrants. The Mexican Consulate estimates that 80,000 Mexicans have immigrated illegally to Oregon. Because many migrant workers lack U.S. citizenship and do not speak English, they can be easily exploited by farm labor contractors or farmers.
OPB's problem is not the fact that illegal immigration is against the law, it's not the fact that many illegal immigrants sell drugs or rape kids, it's that the criminals can be "easily exploited" by farmers.
Why are we still funding OPB? You would think that with a Republican President, Senate and House that we would stop paying for public broadcasting. When did our party concede that putting this liberal garbage on the air was part of government's job description?