Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jobs to be had but no workers because of the e-verify program?....

It turns out that there have been several States with plenty of jobs and work to be had only to be prevented from hiring eager workers due to the faulty e-verify program required by law. Georgia farmers have already found themselves short of workers to harvest their crops once ready and many of their crops rotting in the fields....

In Georgia, crops are rotting in the fields because migrant workers aren't there to pick them.

"We don't have a workforce," said Bryan Tolar, the president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council, a group that represents about 700 farmers and agricultural businesses in that state. "Where are we supposed to get it?"

It turns out there have been numerous problems with the e-verify program resulting in many migrant workers moving on to other States that are not required to use the program for identification to obtain the job....
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Here in Virginia we are also quickly approaching harvest time in many agriculture zones and will there be manual\seasonal labor to do the work? The obvious problem will be if we do not have this seasonal labor to do the work due to the faulty e-verify program, crops and the farming community will suffer as well as the consumer in higher produce prices....





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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems e-verify is working. Illegals stay away from it.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that's the point Anon 8AM.

The point is that e-verify is another horrible government mandate, and that;s bad. They're not "taking our jobs" because we don't want these sorts of jobs...just look at GA where convicts walked off the farms.

Without someone to fill them, we don't eat...or we eat imports...but we don't have any money to pay for them bc our farms and the sourronding areas are shot to hell.

It does nothing to actually FIX the problem of illegal immigration. "Pass the buck" isn't a good enough response for me.

RightsideVA said...

I still say if we set it up to where people can come in and get the temp card to work and with a system to identify them, let them work,and then they return without becoming a "illegal" citizen. Pay Mexico, or whatever country of origin, a fee so they make $$$ at the same time and make it worthwhile for all involved....

Work done, crops harvested, collect your last paycheck and bonus as you leave to go home....

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