Produce farmers and brokers listen during a meeting Thursday of farmers and state officials to discuss the impact of the Alabama Immigration law on their livelihoods in Oneonta, Ala. From left: Jonathan Clayton, Henry Clayton, Kevin Watkins and Wade Whited.
Produce farmers and brokers listen during a meeting Thursday of farmers and state officials to discuss the impact of the Alabama Immigration law on their livelihoods in Oneonta, Ala. From left: Jonathan Clayton, Henry Clayton, Kevin Watkins and Wade Whited.
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published Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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In Alabama and other parts of the country, farmers must look beyond the nation’s borders for labor because many Americans simply don’t want the backbreaking, low-paying jobs immigrants are willing to take. Politicians who support the law say over time more unemployed Americans will fill these jobs.

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