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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

AKA "The leave illegals alone" story

The KNS says if we pass illegal immigration reform in Tennessee, it might work, but it will not be good. The people on government services might have to try work. They point to Georgia's weeks old bill as an example of such a impending disaster.

"Thanks to the resulting labor shortage, Georgia farmers have been forced to leave millions of dollars worth of blueberries, onions, melons and other crops unharvested and rotting in the fields," wrote the Atlanta Constitution-Journal's Jay Bookman.

"It has also put state officials into something of a panic at the damage they've done to Georgia's largest industry."

The state's agricultural commissioner estimates Georgia farmers will need 11,000 more farm workers over the rest of the season and they're not getting them. Attempts by desperate state officials to cajole the jobless and 2,000 unemployed criminal probationers into doing fieldwork have been almost comically ineffective. Once they get a taste of stoop labor in the crushing heat, they're gone.

1 comment:

  1. There's no labor shortage. Georgian farmers are just trying to buck for handouts as a result of a poor crop.


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