April 9, 2012

THE HIGH COST OF PURE BLOOD:

As tide of illegal immigrants goes home, will US economy suffer? (Lourdes Medrano, April 8, 2012, CS Monitor)

The shrinking labor pool already is having an impact in agricultural fields scattered throughout the US, some say. For example, a University of Georgia report projects that, when 2011 figures are tallied, the state economy will show a $391 million loss due to farm labor shortages. Georgia is one of several states that - following Arizona's footsteps - recently passed laws aimed at illegal immigration. Farmers across the country are experiencing near-term crop losses and scaling back operations, confirms Libby Whitley, president of Mid-Atlantic Solutions in Lovingston, Va. 

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