O.K. I just wrote this all out in detail and then lost it so… I’ll cut to the chase:
“I think everybody in our society is pretty clear that the least desirable job in the U.S. is being a migrant farm worker,”
This statement is backed up by nothing and with 70% of the migrants being illegal the job must be somewhat desirable for unskilled labor looking to work in the U.S.
I’ll call this an “Insufficient Sample” fallacy and really, it’s an easy one to make and I can almost give it a pass.
The main problem that I have is that the author points to bad working conditions as the main reason for reform. If the current laws were enforced there would not be a problem with the working conditions as growers would not be taking advantage of an illegal work force. Without the illegal activity capitalism would balance out both the pay and working conditions so that both would mirror their true worth.
I don’t have a name for this fallacy other than… Bite me…