Thursday, September 27, 2012
Immigration: yet another bottom line…
Item: in Georgia, "growers of seven perishable, hand-picked crops such as blackberries and peppers have already lost an estimated $150 million" this season because they couldn't find enough workers to pick them, after the state enacted an anti-illegal immigrant law in July 2011. See this recent report on finance.yahoo.com by Craig Regelbrugge, VP for Government Relations, American Nursery and Landscape Association.
I wonder how many Georgians missed their freshly-picked blackberries?
I wonder how many small Georgian farmers went out of business?
Item: ditto in California, where some crops weren't picked this year because no workers showed up to pick them.
a different bottom line on immigration...
Immigration: one of the bottom lines