Illegal Immigration and Agriculture Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]
Undocumented workers make up a large part of the Yakima Valley’s agricultural workforce. Be it in the fields, orchards, dairies, or warehouses, these workers are in the United States illegally.
Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of senators agreed on an immigration reform plan they hope to move quickly with legislation giving 11 million illegal immigrants a chance to eventually become American citizens.
Exactly what is the effect of undocumented workers on the Yakima Valley’s Ag economy?
The Washington Growers League’s Mike Gempler was a guest on Friday’s Mike Bastinelli show. He talked about the senate’s proposed immigration reforms, and what they could mean to the valley’s growers.
Click this player to listen to the interview.
Visit the Washington Growers League website here.