According to USDA over 50% of farm labor in America is provided by undocumented immigrants.
Think about it…over 50% of our agricultural economy operates illegally.
This has obviously come to the forefront recently over President Trump’s new immigrant policies.
We are a nation of immigrants.
BUT, we are also a nation of laws.
If I am asked to obey the law, then I expect to be competing and living with folks whom also obey the law.
The psychological damage that we have done to our agricultural economy by not addressing the issue of undocumented (illegal) immigrants is enormous.
As an aside, I find a great irony in organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s emphasis on international agricultural development at the same time our American agricultural economy is built on workers without a voice.
We need to solve this problem. If we do not, we will become the plutocracy that is already on the horizon.