And American jobs for American workers doesn't apply to Trump either. Nor does American made goods for Trump interests.
We have a long history of using H2B and similar programs for temporary farm labor. I don't have issues with legal use of our immigration and visa system. I have issues with illegal immigration and not enforcing existing laws.
When I was stationed in NY in the 70's we would save our vacation and go pick apples for .50 a bushel for 1-2 weeks in September. They used to have bunkhouses at the orchards to house Jamaicans that would come in for 3-4 weeks each year. I have no idea how much they were paid. We could make about $50 per day. The local unemployment rate was about 22%. Locals wouldn't do the work. A few did, but for most the temporary nature of the work and the very tedious effort involved, kept most of the locals from even applying. Picking a bushel of apples one at a time (placing them intoa sling until it was full) to prevent bruising takes a long time and makes for a long day up and down a ladder.
The macintosh apple orchards were a huge part of the local economy.
It amazes me how lazy people have become. When I was in the Air Force, I had several part time jobs just to make ends meet. Today people would just rather stay at home and live on the dole than actually work, even if it is temporary or part time.
I think the big difference is the definition of poverty. Today, most of the people that "live in poverty" still have electricity, AC and heat, color tv, internet access and a vehicle. The incentive for not bring poor is no longer a survival instinct.