"It may seem absurd that the fate of the first major immigration reform effort in 27 years could hinge partially on the country's 9.2 million lactating cows. But in a deeply divided U.S. Congress where accomplishing anything is difficult, this...
" Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced
that the owners of a Michigan dairy farm had been sentenced to three
years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $3 million in penalties for
hiring and harboring unauthorized workers....
"When the letter arrived at Jeff True’s dairy farm here in western New York, it was, he recalled, “like getting sucker punched right in the gut.” A federal audit had found that 12 of his 14 workers were immigrants who had provided...