Comment: Farm Groups Seek CIR


The New York Times reports that lack of immigration reform would lead to reduction in agricultural production and rise in food prices due to the shortage of agricultural labor.



The study - which was commissioned by the American Farm Bureau, the nation's largest farm lobby organization - said food prices would increase an additional 5 percent to 6 percent over the next five years if enforcement-only policies were put into place, because of a lack of workers to harvest crops. It would cost the agriculture sector as much as $60 billion over the same period… According to the report, the hardest-hit domestic food sectors under an enforcement-only proposal would be fruit production, which would plummet by 30 percent to 61 percent, and vegetable production, which would decline by 15 percent to 31 percent.



Yet another of core Republican constituency is asking for CIR, will the Republicans listen? Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.









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