Monday, May 23, 2011


Undocumented immigrants and their families who work in southeast Georgia to pick its Vidalia onions are considering leaving in the wake of increased deportation efforts after HB87 was signed into law.
Many people from Georgia's farming counties who are also conservatives oppose the law because of fear it will drive out the workers, both legal and illegal because these fruits and vegetables require hands-and-knees labor for planting and harvesting and U.S. citizens simply don't want to do this type of hard labor.
Even though a similar law in Arizona was stopped from implementation by the federal courts, many immigrants have by then fled Arizona. Similar things may happebn in Georgia because of fear while the law may be stopped any day now...

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