Posted on 28. Mar, 2012
Tom Nassif /Western Growers/3-27-12: What do baseball all-star Miguel Cabrera and the farm workers who harvest the nation’s healthy food have in common? They are all guest workers. The only difference: Baseball players enjoy a visa program that welcomes them into America, while farm workers enjoy no such streamlined approach (Full Article). Baseball players aren’t castigated for their immigration status or vilified for taking jobs from Americans. That’s according to a column by Western Growers president & CEO Tom Nassif in The Wall Street Journal/ Opinion / 3-25-12. “While the baseball industry can now smooth the way for its work force, American agriculture is in dire need of the same guest-worker reform.