Oct 6, 2011

Immigration Crackdown: Georgia farmers losing millions to anti-migrant law

Fox News Latino: "Georgia's agricultural industry lost tens of millions of dollars last harvest and many farmers say they will plant less in the upcoming season due to a labor shortage triggered by a strict immigration law, two new studies show.

The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association released the preliminary results of its probe into the economic impact of HB 87, which it says has caused nearly $140 million in losses. "Georgia is the poster child for what can happen when mandatory E-Verify and enforcement legislation is passed without an adequate guest worker program," the GFVGA's Charles Hall said on presenting the report at the 2011 United Fresh Produce Association's Washington Public Policy Conference"

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