Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Focus on Dairy Farmers in Immigration Debate

"When the letter arrived at Jeff True’s dairy farm here in western New York, it was, he recalled, “like getting sucker punched right in the gut.”  A federal audit had found that 12 of his 14 workers were immigrants who had provided Mr. True with false work documents, the letter said.  The immigration authorities ordered him to dismiss those workers.  Mr. True, whose family has been dairy farming for two centuries, scrambled around the clock with his relatives to milk their 1,100 cows, hire and train new workers and keep the farm in business.  Most of his workers are immigrants from Latin America, and he now dreads that he could receive another letter at any moment." – New York Times, Apr. 13, 2013.