Originally Posted by 24champ
Actually, it happens because US companies are hiring them when they know they shouldn't but do so anyway because they'll make a bigger profit.
Spoken as only a city kid would. The reason that migrant workers can find farm jobs is because of the advent of welfare in this country. I grew up on a farm during the change over from the seasonal workers coming from the local town to green card workers to illegal workers. Once the seasonal workers from the local town could get almost as much from welfare they no longer wanted to work for farmers. I started working at 13 on a neighbors farm for $3/hr during the summer 8 hrs in 90 - 105 degree heat. And I had to milk before school and after school/sports for the family farm. It is too bad we don't have the family farms as much anymore.