Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Prisons and Immigrant Labor

This past June, Alabama passed what is, by virtually all measures, the strictest immigration bill in the United States. While it was passed in the name of opening jobs for "native citizens," the law has had a disastrous impact on state agriculture--an industry disproportionately reliant on cheap, undocumented immigrant labor. As a solution, the Alabama Agriculture Department is considering using prisoners as a source of cheap, potential free labor.

Read more here.

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