×
Based on your current location, we selected the North America edition of FreshPlaza.com for you I want to remain in this edition
Please click one of the other regions below to switch to another edition.

world_map North America Latin America Oceania Africa Asia Europe

California farmers could experience labor shortage this season

San Joaquin Valley farmworkers are convinced farms are likely to be raided by federal agents intent on rounding up undocumented immigrants and shipping them back to Mexico or Central America this spring. This has led some to wonder if California farms will be able to find enough workers this harvesting season.

With many fearing the authorities will also set up checkpoints on the highways, the United Farm Workers union said the labor flow has already been cut in half at some farms.

“If they don’t need us here to work the fields, who’s going to do the work?” said a 54-year-old farmworker named Metorio, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico and a father of three. The Sacramento Bee is only using his first name because he fears deportation.

source: sacbee.com

Publication date: 3/21/2017


 


Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here


 

Other news in this sector: