Visa Pinch Cramps Colorado Economy
"Among the issues raised by Colorado business leaders: The shortage of farm workers caused growers to lose thousands of dollars when squash and peppers went unpicked last fall. Unanswered ads for ranch hands meant calves died because no one was available to deliver them. A dearth of bilingual ski instructors prompted Brazilians to vacation elsewhere. An absence of software engineers doubled production cycles for technology companies." - Jennifer Oldham, May 29, 2013.