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Alabama’s Immigration Law and Jobs

Alabama’s tough new immigration law isn’t producing farm jobs for unemployed Americans. The farms’ owners say the immigrants work harder and longer than the current American workers who are filling their jobs. They also say many Americans aren’t physically or mentally fit for the grueling work needed in these positions. Many American workers who have picked crops have quit after a single day, telling farmers that the work is not worth the pay. Defenders of the law simply say that Americans need conditioning, mentally and physically, and will eventually get used to the conditions. They think it is too soon to call the new law a failure.


Mark Spirek