In enacting what has been described as the nation's toughest immigration law, some fear the Legislature's action will backfire, possibly driving away industrial prospects as it promises to chase away thousands of Hispanics holding jobs in construction, food service, manufacturing and agriculture.
Americans have gotten away from the farm and anything connected to it. Milk does not come from cartons in the supermarket, tomatoes can’t be picked by machine unless you want ketchup, and peaches do not magically fall from trees and into cardboard boxes ready for shipping.
Rather than let a group of hardworking people, who are already doing the kind of backbreaking, sweaty labor no American wants to do, have a decent quality of life, our political system legalizes an arrangement that keeps farmworkers the nation's "voiceless" servants.
In America’s ongoing battle over illegal immigration, there are few battle lines hotter than a cucumber field in a secluded corner of rural Georgia.
Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is trying to fill vacant slots in Georgia farms left by migrant workers with ex-convicts.
The Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform announced on a conference call Thursday they do not support the “Legal Workforce Act,” which would mandate E-Verify at the national level.
With Georgia’s restrictive immigration law set to kick in, Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday is sending convicted criminals to fill farm jobs vacated by undocumented immigrants fleeing the state.
The UFW wants to impress upon Gov. Brown that it's imperative he sign the bill to help farmworkers. To help relay the message to Gov. Brown, the UFW is asking people to sign a petition showing support for the SB 104.
As the national debate over E-Verify continues to heat up, some members of Congress seem intent on pushing for mass deportation strategies without taking into account the harm they will cause for American businesses and workers, and without acknowledging that making E-Verify mandatory will not resolve any underlying problems.
The Georgia Agribusiness Council says nearly half of the farmers it surveyed don’t have enough workers to harvest their crops.
Gov. Nathan Deal is asking for an expedited report on how the crackdown on illegal immigration enacted by the General Assembly this spring is affecting Georgia agriculture.
One of the Southeast's largest employers of foreign guestworkers and its owners will be held accountable for routinely cheating workers out of their wages under a recent federal court ruling in a suit brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Farm Experts Call for Immigration Reform
Migrant farmworkers are bypassing Georgia because of the state’s tough new immigration enforcement law, creating a severe labor shortage among fruit and vegetable growers and potentially putting hundreds of millions of dollars in crops in jeopardy, agricultural industry leaders said this week.