Effects of immigration reform not as expected: California farmers still rely on new immigrants for field labor

J. Edward Taylor, Dawn Thilmany
1992 California Agriculture  
Employer sanctions under the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) were intended to encourage US. employers to adjust to a smaller, more legal workforce. This study focuses on changing patterns of farm worker turnover and the use of farm labor contractors to test IRCA's effectiveness. The authors' findings do not support the hypothesis that IRCA would succeed in reducing California agriculture's reliance on new immigrants to meet its labor needs.
doi:10.3733/ca.v046n05p4 fatcat:wum2itd7dzgbpptex7ncbbq4wy