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'Broken' immigration system leaves Californian farmers short of labour

12:32 EDT 9 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

'Broken' immigration system leaves Californian farmers short of labourIn America’s most abundant agricultural region, where immigrant pickers have long sustained the economy, many farmers are less concerned with the illegal immigration decried by Donald Trump than with finding enough people to harvest their crops. As Mr Trump pushes the tougher immigration policies that helped propel him to the oval office, California farmers continue their years-long wait for a federal solution to a lingering labour shortage. “The United States hasn't had major immigration reform since 1986,” said Ryan Jacobsen, executive director of the Fresno County Farm Bureau.


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