Dec 27, 2011For one Alabama farmer, workers are still scarce
Earlier this year, Alabama passed a tough immigration law that prompted thousands of migrant workers to flee the state.
Shortly after, NPR spoke with Jamie Boatwright, a fourth-generation tomato farmer in Steele, Ala. When the law was passed, about 20 of Boatwright’s farmhands — all of them from Mexico — left and his business was devastated.
Boatwright tried to hire legal workers, but of the 11 Americans he hired that came and sought work, only one returned the for a second day of work. NPR
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