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The Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law (SB 1070) will likely lead to even greater labor force instability for produce industry employers in Arizona and other states that have similar immigration laws, according to the United Fresh Produce Association. The labor force instability could impact farm employers across the country because of the migratory nature of labor in the produce industry.
United Fresh said the Supreme Court’s decision underscores the immediate need for a comprehensive and practical guest worker program for agriculture to enable produce industry employers to remain viable and competitive. As such, the Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh will continue to work with Congress on this vital priority for the produce industry.