Farmworkers have been fleeing Georgia, since that state enacted its harsh anti-immigrant law in July. This article, though dated, is a glimpse of what the upcoming harvest season will look like in agricultural states that participate in Arizona-style, copy-cat laws. Of course, the ramifications are much greater. Physical and mental health issues related to the stress can be anticipated as farmworkers migrate to areas where they feel welcome.
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Convicts or Illegals: Georgia Hunts for Farmworkers As Tough Immigration Law Takes Hold
By Steve Gray, Sunday June 26, 2011
Fieldworkers pick onion bulbs on a Vidalia onion farm in Lyons, Georgia, May 10, 2011.