Recession in the US

The ironies of life…

For those of you who can’t see or understand why this is sooooooooooooo funny, let me break it down for you: It can be humiliating for any person regardless of immigrant status (or educational, social, political…whatever background they may have) to beg for a job or to get randomly “picked” out of a group of qualified individuals.

I can tell you from first hand experience that it’s like that or worse for immigrant workers throughout the US (at least in the agricultural sector). I remember one time going to an orchard to work with my parents before sunrise. When we arrived, there were more workers available than were needed to work the orchard. All I can say is that at least in the video the recruiter actually asked for credentials, instead of just arbitrarily selecting those who appeared to physically handle the work.

Chances are that if you’re not an immigrant or even Latino (trust me, the owner would never hire anybody who is white because they’ll be afraid you’ll actually sue them for violation of labor laws) you haven’t seen the way orchard owners can AT TIMES select their workers as if they were a bunch of cattle.

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