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Businesses Feel Effects of Raids on Illegal Labor

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Businesses Feel Effects of Raids on Illegal Labor

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In recent months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have raided factories, farms and restaurants across the country — arresting laborers allegedly working in the U.S. illegally. Guests discuss how the crackdown has affected businesses that rely on an immigrant work force.

Guests:

Steven Greenhouse, labor and workplace correspondent for The New York Times; author of the article "Crackdown Upends Slaughterhouse's Work Force"

Jack Vessey, vice president and marketing director of Vessey & Company; a fourth-generation farmer, he grows lettuce, broccoli, spinach and cauliflower in California's Imperial Valle

Tom Selders, mayor of Greeley, Colo., where several hundred people were arrested in an ICE raid in Dec., 2006.

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