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Alabama Farmers Look To Replace Migrants With Prisoners
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Source: Agence France-Presse

MIAMI Alabama farmers have proposed using prisoners to work their fields to replace migrants who fled the state after it passed the countrys harshest anti-immigration law, officials said Tuesday.

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industry officials met Tuesday in Mobile with farmers to discuss their proposal, a spokeswoman for the department told AFP.

The suggestion to use prisoners who are eligible for work release programs was made as a way to help farmers fill the gap and find sufficient labor, said Amy Belcher.

A statement by the department said the meeting with the farmers was convened to help solve the chronic labor shortages created by Alabamas new immigration law.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/06/alabama-farmers-l... /
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