“Farmers Tackle Immigration Issues”

10 Jul

By Miriam Jordan

In a summer campaign, the United Farm Workers of America is challenging unemployed Americans to harvest the grape, peach and lettuce crops.

Expectations are low. The union’s campaign, called “Take Our Jobs,” is intended to highlight the role of illegal workers in feeding Americans and to goad Congress to overhaul U.S. immigration policy.

“I can’t imagine we’ll find that many Americans want to work in the fields,” said Arturo Rodriguez, president of the California-based union.

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