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The Devil went down to Georgia

Started by EtherealCaptive, 06/23/2011 07:52AM
Posted 06/23/2011 07:52AM Opening Post
Georgia passed an Arizona-style immigration law recently designed to make life and employment harder on its undocumented immigrants, including about 425,000 agricultural workers. It's important to keep in mind that agriculture is Georgia's largest industry. In the spring, farmers argued that they would be unable to recruit new workers on time for the summer harvest with this sudden change in policy. The Obama administration did not step in to block the law taking effect. The result is an estimated 46% of farms without enough workers and $300M of crops rotting in the fields. Georgia's govenor is shocked that crops don't pick themselves.

http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2011/06/17/gas-farm-labor-crisis-playing-out-as-planned/
Posted 06/23/2011 08:21AM #1
James Lacey said:

Georgia passed an Arizona-style immigration law recently designed to make life and employment harder on its undocumented immigrants, including about 425,000 agricultural workers. It's important to keep in mind that agriculture is Georgia's largest industry. In the spring, farmers argued that they would be unable to recruit new workers on time for the summer harvest with this sudden change in policy. The Obama administration did not step in to block the law taking effect. The result is an estimated 46% of farms without enough workers and $300M of crops rotting in the fields. Georgia's govenor is shocked that crops don't pick themselves.

http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2011/06/17/gas-farm-labor-crisis-playing-out-as-planned/

Perfect, claims for unemployment jump 9000 this week to over 460,000. Just in time for the harvest! wink

Doug Matulis
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