By:  Alex Pfeiffer  White House Correspondent    10:54 PM 08/21/2017

Republican Arkansas Sen. John Boozman lobbied for low-wage Mexican foreign workers on behalf of a personal friend, emails obtained by The Daily Caller reveal.

A Boozman staffer, Rebecca Caldwell, emailed the U.S. consulate in Monterrey, Mexico to ask for 80 workers needed for a farm in Arkansas. The emails were obtained through an open record request by the Immigration Reform Law Institute and provided to TheDC.

Caldwell wrote in a May 28, 2015 email that she is contacting the consulate “on behalf of my constituent Doug Gillam of Gillam Farms of Arkansas, INC.”

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Source – TheDailyCaller


More farmers, fewer lawyers making laws

By Brian Fanney   Updated July 26, 2015 at 4:07 a.m.

There are innumerable ways to ruin a farm.
Crop prices might fall. Grain buyers could go bankrupt. It could rain too much and flood, or not enough and dry up.
The government can’t control the rain, but it can hold sway over water storage, environmental rules, crop sale regulations — and more.
That’s part of why state Rep. Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, a blackberry farmer and now Arkansas House Speaker, wanted to become a legislator.
And he’s not alone. There are now 18 farmers and ranchers in the Arkansas Legislature — making agriculture the most common profession among lawmakers.
“The end result should be good public policy as it relates to what goes on at the farm,” said Stanley Hill, vice president of public policy for the Arkansas Farm Bureau. “[Farmers] tend to be people with good common sense, levelheaded, thinking through processes, [and] familiar with real-life issues. On the farm, you’ll have the whole gamut.”

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Source – ArkansasOnline


Alabama’s Legal Latino Workers Flee From Immigration Law

Published October 06, 2011   Fox News

Alabama’s strict new immigration law, intended to force undocumented workers out of jobs, is also driving away many legal Latino construction workers, roofers, and field hands that could deal a major blow to the state’s economy.
The vacancies have created a void in some of the country’s most backbreaking jobs and could slow the rebuilding of Tuscaloosa and other tornado-damaged cities.

Employers believe they can carry on because of the dismal economy, but when things do turn around, they worry there won’t be anyone around to hire. Many legal Latino workers are fleeing the state because their family and friends don’t have the proper papers and they fear they will be jailed.

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Source – FoxNews