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.