A shortage of Mexican laborers threatens Arizona farming. The border and immigration crackdowns have led to a dearth of skilled farm workers. How could anyone have foreseen such an unintended consequence???
American workers aren’t stepping in to fill the void, even at a time when nearly 14 million people across the country are unemployed. That’s because native-born Americans are generations removed from harvesting fields and tend to have higher educational levels.
Simply put, they aren’t willing to pick crops.
If this trend continues, farm production will simply move to another country, says Phoenix New Times, in their excellent, in-depth article.