Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Immigration Hysteria Sends US Farms To Mexico

You'd have thought it impossible to bring about the outsourcing of US farm business and jobs to Mexico, but that is exactly what is happening, reports The New York Times.

On the one had, we are constantly being warned about foreign-produced food carrying terrorists' contaminants. Not to mention lesser wage, labor and environmental standards south of the border.

Regardless, the Right's hysteria over illegal immigration, which is in large measure a calculated political ploy to gin up the base as the GOP's fortunes fade, is yielding an entirely new set of consequences: moving jobs and business out of the US.

Spare us any more of this political success, and pass the locally-grown produce, please.

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