BUSINESS

For U.S. farmers and Mexican workers, it's tough being legal

A North Carolina farmer hires Mexican seasonal workers under the H-2A visa program -- but he says it can be costly and complicated. Other employers agree and say it is one of the programs most desperately in need of reform as Congress takes on immigration. Labor advocates say it creates a group of second-class citizens brought in for grueling labor with little protection from abuse. Satisfying both sides won't be easy. Read the full report: U.S. farmers and guest workers pay a price to stay legal Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times
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