The High Cost of US Immigration Policy: Putting US Agriculture at Risk

Zepeda Lydia
2018 Approaches in Poultry Dairy & Veterinary Sciences  
The US food system depends on immigrant workers from farm to fork. They work as milkers and cheese makers, in the poultry industry, in slaughterhouses, food processing, food service, and hospitality. Within US agriculture, an estimated 71% of workers are immigrants and 95% of those immigrants are from Mexico. Farmers and business owners say they hire immigrants because they are unable to find American workers.
doi:10.31031/apdv.2018.02.000549 fatcat:b4isbsx2fjbwhbxx6qdokw3zpm