Do folks like those delicious peaches from our own Eastern Panhandle? Immigrant workers picked them for us.?

Approximately 80 percent of Florida's 150,000 agricultural workers are undocumented. Between December and May, they give us 90 percent of our fresh domestic tomatoes bolstering a $1.6 billion industry. Do folks like those delicious peaches from our own Eastern Panhandle? Immigrant workers picked them for... show more Approximately 80 percent of Florida's 150,000 agricultural workers are undocumented. Between December and May, they give us 90 percent of our fresh domestic tomatoes bolstering a $1.6 billion industry. Do folks like those delicious peaches from our own Eastern Panhandle? Immigrant workers picked them for us.Eliminating immigrant workers from the dairy industry alone would reduce U.S. milk production by 29.5 billion pounds and put 4,532 farms out of business, not to mention the fact that retail milk prices would increase by an estimated 61 percent.These workers provide the bulk of our service work in restaurants, and have an increasing importance in building our homes, landscaping our communities, and tending to any number of dirty jobs U.S. citizens refuse to do. They help small businesses which would close without them.They do vital work and actually help create jobs. For every agricultural worker job, up to 3 additional jobs are created for U.S. citizens.When we eat chicken, fruit and vegetables and drink milk, we should thank a large number of immigrant workers who are involved in harvesting and production. I can tell you that sending them home would cause severe problems in poultry production. Immigrant workers are relied on for poultry production
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