Earlier this week President Trump hosted a roundtable of farmers at the White House to discuss issues facing agriculture.
Farmers struggle to hire employees despite good wages and benefits.
Imagine one of your employees came to you and asked, “If my wife and I are deported, are you going to take care of my children?”
If the business expansion rate keeps pace with the immigration rate, native-born wages don’t need to fall.
Workers cite hostility and heightened enforcement. Dairy farmers raise wages to attract and keep Mexican and Central American employees.
NMPF CEO says loss of immigrant labor would cut economic input by $32 billion.
Trump pushes for merit-based system, offers goals for accomplishing immigration reform
Across America’s orchards and crop fields, a shrinking supply of migrants has already driven pay up faster than in the broader workforce.
As an employer you can't keep any of your workers from being swept up in an immigration raid, however there are some things you can do to protect yourself from fines and penalties, like auditing your I-9 forms.
The TN work visa allows dairy farmers to legally bring workers to the U.S.