In Alabama and no one knows how many people initially left the state after their immigration law passed, so it's impossible to say how many have returned. But some illegal immigrants are trickling back, unable to find work elsewhere.
Democrats in Kansas are describing new proposals to recruit undocumented workers for the state's agriculture industry as "hypocrisy" and "profiteering."
It's unclear whether farmers in Georgia and Alabama will face a shortage of workers due to tough new laws targeting illegal immigration, but some producers said they have begun changing their plans for planting and harvesting this year's crops.
In the late 1990s, after NAFTA opened up Mexican markets to massive pork imports from US companies, small-scale butchers in Mexico were devastated by the drop in prices. North Carolina became the number-one US destination for displaced farmers
Alabama is still reeling from the aftershocks of passing the nation's most punitive immigration bill on the books. Though the bill has wreaked havoc for public schools, it has done untold damage to the state's economy. The state's agriculture has suffered thousands of dollars in crop losses because immigrant workers were too afraid to show up to pick the crops.
Over 50 farmers gathered with a couple of their local legislators at Jack's Truck Stop in Good Hope, Alabama where farmers at the meeting told their lawmakers that they can't find the supposed workforce that anti-immigrant legislators said existed but just couldn't work because of the presence of the undocumented workers.
International Security Agency, a private security firm with offices in Colorado and Houston, announced last week in McAllen that it has received the required licenses from the Texas Department of Public Safety to operate locally. Its mission is to stop cartel-style violence in the United States before it starts.
The Republican Mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, Paul Bridges is one of more than a dozen plaintiffs suing Georgia and its governor, trying to stop the state's new immigration law.
The agriculture industry fears a disaster is on the horizon if the one bit of new immigration policy that Congress seems to agree on becomes law.