Nov 9, 2011

Immigration Crackdown: Washington orchards desperate for pickers

Let's see, the farmers in Washington State join those in California, Georgia and Alabama.

Washington Post: "YAKIMA, Wash. — Apple growers say they could have had one of their best years ever if a shortage of workers hadn’t forced them to leave some fruit on trees. ... farmers say an immigration crackdown by the federal government and states such as Arizona and Alabama scared off many more workers. They have tried to replace them with domestic workers with little success and inmates at a much greater cost." read more

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