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|Arturo Rodriguez from the United Farm Workers|
Gotta love this. Illegal immigration and unemployment are both above-the-fold policy issues currently being bantered about in American politics. Bringing them together in a clever campaign, United Farm Workers has created a program called Take Our Jobs, where undocumented immigrant farm workers will train “legal” American citizens to take their jobs in the farms and fields. This is a fitting solution, since these are the jobs that illegal workers “stole” from taxpaying Americans. See Ronald W. Mortensen, founder of the conservative, nativist organization Center for Immigration Studies (which the Southern Poverty Law Center has expressed serious concerns about) urging Tea Partiers to get more vocal on illegal immigration.
Evidently, however, the campaign is under-promoted because thus far, only a handful of people have filled out a form. It’s odd because surely there are more than a few unemployed Tea Partiers in Arizona alone. So please help us encourage unemployed Americans to walk their walk. Tea Partiers, do the patriotic thing and go work in the farms and fields for minimum pay and maximum labor, just like the founders intended. To apply to take an undocumented farmworker’s job in the fields, go to TakeOurJobs.org. But make sure to invest in a hat and some sunscreen. It can get hot out there.
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