No voy a trabajar hoy.
What part of the County?
I was born and raised in Oceanside,but I spent my high school years in Ramona.
Even though I live in Ky now,I still call San Diego county home.
According to the SD paper online edition,there was some violence in SD county during the walkout,but they didnt go into detail.
mm, i've lived just north of escondido city limits for 3 years, but before that, i lived in Carlsbad for a long time. when's the last time you lived in SD county? if it's 10 years or more, you may hardly recognize the place now. they've just developed middle to upper income housing like crazy. lot of san diegans live in riverside because they can't afford SD housing, which is bought by orange county people who can't afford orange county housing. and every day, they commute into SD from riverside and into OC from SD.
i don't read a paper anymore, and don't watch TV news either, so don't know anything more about violence here than you do.
east county is still largely agricultural, i believe, so there will be migrant workers from time to time, but i don't see why it would be growing.
this is off topic, but i'lll mention something interesting i learned in Belize when we visited there recently. the number one cash crop in Belize is banana, but all the workers on banana plantations are Guatemalan (and probably undocumented.) Belizeans don't want to work in fields that are regularly sprayed with toxic chemicals, but Guatemalans don't have the choice because their standard of living is so much lower. when we drove through Guatemala on the way to Tikal, my wife was shocked at seeing so many malnourished horses. our driver told us that when some animal protection agency tried to supply the villagers with food for the horses, the people ate it themselves.
ah, got ya. construction jobs, that's something i hadn't considered. you think there are enough documented workers to meet the demand for labor? or without undocumented workers, would housing prices go up even more than they already have? i'm not saying that would be bad, necessarily, but we should keep in mind that home construction is supposedly one of the strongest sectors in the economy, so a slowdown there would have a big impact.