I’ve read a couple articles on the issue of undocumented workers in agriculture. Both articles took the perspective of ‘look what will happen to your food prices’.
Yes, we have inexpensive food because of a farm labor system built on ‘workers without a voice’.
Is that culturally acceptable?
It is not for me. It is a form of slavery – a criminal system allowed by the government – to satisfy the labor needs of mostly big farms.
My cynical side keeps telling me this will not be solved because the interests of agri-business will bury the problem.
My religious side works toward finding solutions that rebuild the economies of local food production and family farms.