Western Farms Look for More Immigrant Workers

A field hand from Thailand harvests oranges in a grove in Visalia in Southern California.

A field hand from Thailand harvests oranges in a grove in Visalia in Southern California. Carrie Kahn, NPR hide caption

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As Congress debates proposals to crack down on illegal immigration, major farm operations in the West say they can't hire enough immigrant workers, legal or otherwise. We talk to a job broker who's in the business of finding immigrants to harvest crops in places like Visalia, Calif.

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