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California farmers fight having to e-verify immigration status

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A Hispanic farmworker harvests Ranunculus bulbs at the Flower Fields April 28, 2006 in Carlsbad, California.

California farmers are gearing up to fight a bill that would force them to electronically verify the immigration status of farmworkers. As the California Report’s Central Valley Bureau Chief Sasha Khokha explains, the proposal is also re-opening debate about the future of a guestworker program.

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