More and more illegal immigrant farm workers are avoiding the risks involved with illegally crossing the border to find work in the fields, and the downturn in the overall availability of farm laborers has taken a significant toll on U.S. farmers.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said that he considers the United States’ current farm-visa program to be “unworkable” but the issue probably will not come up in NAFTA talks that begin next month. Read moreRead More »
A broader debate on ag labor and immigration could come from President Donald Trump’s decision to end federal protection for roughly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants granted temporary immunity from deportation by former President Barack Obama. Read moreRead More »