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"Effects of U.S. Policies on Illegal Migration": AAEA Member Research


July 18, 2017

PRWeb - Data-driven look at impact of Trump Administration actions on agriculture industry part of AAEA Annual Meeting

The Pew Research Center estimates there were 11.3 million undocumented workers in the U.S. in 2014, and people in the agriculture industry are particularly concerned about how new legislation will make an impact to the potential labor pool.

"There is a huge shortage of labor and tightening border control and increasing deportation is making it harder for vegetable and fruit growers to find workers," said Stephen Devadoss of Texas Tech University. "Building a wall won't help farmers."

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