After President Barack Obama temporarily legalized millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally on Friday, farmers are still concerned about losing workers.
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With the plan, it is estimated that 250,000 farm workers would be safe from deportation and would be eligible for work permits, according to the United Farmworkers Union. However, that is just a small portion of the total undocumented workers who work in agriculture.
Farmers hope that Obama’s action will lead to Congress finding a solution that will help solve agriculture’s workforce needs, Miriam Jordan reported for The Wall Street Journal.