Can the United States Function without Undocumented Workers
There are two sides to the immigration policy in the United States. There’s the law that states are tasked to enforce and then there’s the reality. When people debate about the immigration issue, they usually talk about justice, rights and protection of the borders. But there are people wondering whether the country could function without the migrant workers.
For years, people enter the United States seeking to improve their lives. These immigrants cross the border and focus on nothing but work. They usually find employment as long as they can produce identification, whether it’s valid or not.
From the business point of view, the system was stable and could plan based on the amount of immigration enforcement in the region. This changed when Arizona and Alabama implemented new laws that resulted into chaos.
The changes made it harder for employers to hire illegal immigrants. Farms in the state of Alabama have a hard time looking for pickers. Most of the usual workers have already left the state because of the new immigration law.
The new law allowed police to detain a person they suspect to be an undocumented immigrant. Minors need to prove that they are citizens of the United States before they are permitted to go to school. Most farm workers in Alabama have gone to Florida, where they can field work with no hassles.