Couple of things here.
First. [quote=“Xanthippe_Voorhees, post:2, topic:454566”]
Say, giving tax breaks to companies who move factories from China/India to Mexico.
Who is giving the tax breaks? The United States? Our government would have no authority to do that with a foreign entity. Mexico, China, and India already have semi-conducive business environments (abundance of raw materials, cheap labor, land, lack of criminal justice systems, and emerging global economies to name a few. We should work on attracting workers and business to the United States by making the US a more business-friendly environment.
Second. [quote=“Xanthippe_Voorhees, post:2, topic:454566”]
We’d really be better off building a fence at their Southern border since it’s not actually Mexicans who are the issue.
Again. Who is doing this fence building project? The US? Under what jurisdiction? We can’t build on another country’s land without permission. And who would be paying for it? I doubt Mexico would allocate the funds and I don’t think American taxpayers would be happy building a wall for another country.
Third. [quote=“Xanthippe_Voorhees, post:2, topic:454566”]
We also would do well punishing farmers who profit off of illegal, immoral and unethical labor from those here without permission.
How would you punish farmers? Illegal immigration is already illegal, yet many workers are illegal. We have laws on the book. We don’t need more, we need to enforce the existing laws.
Fourth. [quote=“Xanthippe_Voorhees, post:2, topic:454566”]
It’s a form of modern day slavery and farmers are willing to let produce rot in the field rather than pay even minimum wage
It’s not slavery because no one is held against their will. Everyone in the process (farmers, workers, etc. are doing it because they need a job). This is not slavery and classifying it as such does an injustice to actual modern day slavery. Government buy-back programs (started in the Great Depression under FDR) also encourage farmers to grow more than they can harvest for rebates and government reimbursements.
Fifth. [quote=“Xanthippe_Voorhees, post:2, topic:454566”]
Most of those here illegal work for under $1 an hour, sometimes mere pennies. And they are working 12-18 hour days, 7 days a week.
What would you suggest as a proper wage? Minimum wage? Benefits? Time and a half? Overtime? Weekend? The employers are not paying these migrants “pennies” so they can build up mansions and laugh. It’s business and about meeting numbers and statistics. They have a certain number of produce they have to produce and supply to the market or else they lose their business and employees.
All of a sudden, a farmer can not longer hire any workers because one worker costs as many as 5 or 10 migrant workers after benefits, salaries, etc. instead of allowing the government to dictate what everyone is worth, why don’t we leave this conversation up to the individual and their employer??
The noble intention is to have everyone treated ethically and morally. This is done without the government and should be left up to the individual and their employer. God bless.