Growing Problem: Tough Immigration Laws Tough on Harvests

Growing Problem: Tough Immigration Laws Tough on Harvests

Laws intended to crack down on illegal immigration have continued to disrupt fruit and vegetable harvests

Last April, the state of Georgia approved HB 87 — a tough new immigration reform law inspired by Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 — which would give the state’s police officers the power to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of any crime, including traffic violations. The law also would impose prison sentences and fines on anyone who knowingly transports or harbors illegal immigrants, would require that all businesses in the st

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