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Who Will Pick the Apples?

“In North Carolina, farmers advertised 7,000 job openings to Americans before applying for H-2A visas to fill the spots; 250 applied, 70 showed up for work the first day, and after two weeks, five remained.”


That’s from a piece published in the Orange County Register by The Cato Institute’s Alex Nowrasheh. A guest worker program accommodating workers who really do want agriculture jobs and the businesses that need them would address the real problem of fruit going unharvested for lack of laborers to pick it.

 

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Fergus Cullen

Fergus Cullen is the founder and executive director of Americans By Choice. Fergus brings 20 years of experience in public policy, advocacy, and politics to Americans By Choice.

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Americans By Choice is a national, membership-based organization supporting immigration reform. We value the positive contributions immigrants make to America, and we support immigration reform that makes it easier for the world’s most talented, innovative, and motivated people to live and work in America legally, to create jobs here, and to contribute to a growing American economy.