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How much is that tomato?

How Much Is that Tomato in the Window?
Retail Produce Prices Without Illegal Farmworkers

The removal of illegal workers from the seasonal agricultural workforce would increase the summer-fall supermarket prices of fresh fruits and vegetables by about 6 percent in the short run and 3 percent in the intermediate term. During the winter-spring seasons, prices would rise more than 3 percent in the short term and less then 2 percent in the intermediate term. Imports would increase about 1 percent.

The never-ending propaganda that we will pay $10.00 for a head of lettuce if we secure our borders and enforce our laws is examined by the Center for Immigration Studies…have a look. [1]