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Re: “ICE Arrests Two More Immigration Advocates in Burlington

Vermont's dairy industry runs on labor provided by people who have come here from Mexico and other countries. Ask any dairy farmer what would happen to their business if all Mexicans were deported. Dairy workers work incredibly hard. One man I met was working 10- to 12-hour shifts seven days a week. That means zero days off. That speaks to a shortage of labor. I challenge anyone posting about deporting people to go work a week at a dairy farm, or send their kids to do it. Or find some people who will. The people currently working on dairy farms are the people best suited to the job - they show up, they work hard, and they deserve rights.
Don't disguise racism as anti-immigrant sentiment. If you hate the idea of immigration, talk to a person of Abenaki heritage. If you hate the idea of brown people in Vermont, do us all a favor and start working on changing that attitude, because it doesn't help anyone, least of all Vermont's dairy farms and dairy workers.

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Posted by On What Authority? on 03/18/2017 at 10:07 AM

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