GROWERS PRESS FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM

IRVINE, Calif. -- After facing significant labor shortages during this winter's harvest, Southwestern growers have renewed their calls for immigration labor reform.Fearing the threat of terrorist infiltration through the porous U.S.-Mexican border, the government last year launched the Arizona Border Control Initiative. The initiative raised the number of arrests of illegal immigrants in the region

IRVINE, Calif. -- After facing significant labor shortages during this winter's harvest, Southwestern growers have renewed their calls for immigration labor reform.

Fearing the threat of terrorist infiltration through the porous U.S.-Mexican border, the government last year launched the Arizona Border Control Initiative. The initiative raised the number of arrests of illegal immigrants in the region by a third, to almost 100,000, according to published reports. Growers in Arizona's Yu

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