Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Farm Worker Debacle
Went out and shot some Hispanic farmworkers harvesting Ranunculus flowers to help illustrate the ongoing immigration debate going on in the Senate. It's one of those issues that always pops-up around Spring. I've said this before and I'll say it again, we need to show some respect for these folks. This kind of work is backbreaking and hard and most Americans just won't do this. When the politicians started driving these immigrant laborers away in States like Alabama and Georgia, I had a strong feeling that within One planting cycle, they'd be begging them to come back. It happened and as a result, we saw the stories of American farmers who had to let their crops rot on the vine since their weren't enough immigrant farm workers to pick them.
I think we are lucky to have them and should let them stay and be productive members of our society. Legally that is.