New Immigration Law Is Causing Major Problems for Local FarmersMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: May 31 2012 8:49 AM
Alabama's tough immigration law is making it tough on farmers. In fact, some say they can't even get enough help to gather the summer crops. "The law has done exactly what they (lawmakers) wanted it to do," said John Aplin.. "It has alienated all of our migrant workers and run most of them (migrants) out of the state." The owner of Aplin Farms claims he has lost half his migrant workforce leaving him with only seven migrants to work in the fields.
The fact is no one is going to go to the fields and work like the emergent farm workers will. All the jobs lost and no one wants to do farm work. It's hot and hard work, pickers work in the fields from daylight to dark. They say these folks are coming over and taking our jobs, yet when the jobs are available no one wants them.
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