Oct 6, 2011

Immigration Crackdown - Georgia: With immigration law, tomato farmers fear for business

WLTZ 38 | Columbus Georgia: "State Senator Scott Beason heard from about 50 people at a Tomato Packing Shed. They told the senator they have no one to bring in their crops since the law went into effect last Friday. One farmer asked the senator why the law was not put into effect in January, when their crops are already in, instead of now when it is picking season and their investment has already been made. Many farmers believe the new law will put them out of business.

Tomato farmer Leroy Smith said, "Do not talk, do not put us out of business while your sitting there eating lunch you have got to realize we are feeding the state of Alabama, us farmers, the chicken growers, everybody, the beef growers, the tomato growers, the vegetable growers so you know if ya'll want to get hungry put us out of business cause that's where you are going, your going to be hungry.""

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