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May 27, 2005

Ruben Navarrette, Jr. from the SDUT on Mexican immigrant workers:

Be that as it may, Fox was right about how Mexican immigrants – even the illegal variety – have become the MVPs of the U.S. economy. Americans like to say it’s because of declining wages. But it’s mostly about a diminishing work ethic and what passes for progress from one generation to the next. From slaughterhouses in Nebraska to poultry plants in Arkansas to onion fields in Georgia to construction sites in Colorado, Mexican immigrants are doing grueling, dirty jobs that earlier generations of Americans once did but which now their children and grandchildren take pride in no longer having to do

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