Wednesday, December 8, 2010
GEORGIA FARM BUREAU AGAINST STATE IMMIGRATION LAWS
A lobbying group for the Georgia farmers is trying to convince the state government to stay out of immigration law. Delegates for the Georgia Farm Bureau just voted yesterday to oppose any state immigration law that discriminates against farm workers and puts Georgia farmers at a disadvantage versus other farmers. This is the first time that the Georgia's farm bureau adopted an immigration policy directed at state government, however because these farmers are heavily dependent on immigrant labor and they cannot stay competitive with additional restrictions that the state intends to impose on them.