He also dismisses arguments that he could attract workers by raising wages, saying Americans do not take the sweaty, seasonal field jobs. “I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if I did that I would raise my costs and I would not have a legal work force,” Mr. Scaroni said.
Many who have left comments here at VL have cheered the recent immigrant redadas and the deportations that have followed but what would be really interesting would be to see how the loss of a large number of immigrants impacts individual communities and their economies and then hear people complain. Racewire takes a few stories from papers across the country that have covered the negative impact of the loss of immigrant labor. Immigrants, because of fears of being deported or actually being deported, aren’t around to pick fruits, veggies, and crabs, horses aren’t being walked, lawns aren’t being cut, and pizzas are taking a hell of alot longer to be delivered.