Crops are rotting in the fields because farmers can't find enough
workers to harvest them. Even legal immigrants are not showing up for
jobs at construction sites and poultry plants because, agriculture and
industry officials say, they fear a hostile state climate. ... Smith said he has four...
"Jerry Spencer had an idea after Alabama’s tough new law against
illegal immigration scared Hispanic workers out of the tomato fields
northeast of Birmingham: Recruit unemployed U.S. citizens to do the
work, give them free transportation and pay them to pick the fruit and