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4/19/19: The Debate Over Immigration And Sanctuary Cities

Migrant workers at Kirby Farms in Mechanicsville, VA.Photo: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Migrant workers carefully choose and cutoff squash, destined for a supermarket, from Kirby Farms, a third-generation family farm, who have for more than a century, worked their land in Mechanicsville, VA, just outside Richmond, in a year-around operation, that covers 500 acres, and generates produce and grains, on Friday, Sept 20, 2013. Today’s harvest is sweet potatoes and squash. 200 acres of the farm are devoted to eggplant, spinach, beets, tomato, Jalapeno peppers, melons and a variety of greens. Soybeans and small grain are grown on the remaining 300 acres. The fertile Virginia soil and their management practices, allows Kirby Farms to double and triple crop fields with rotational crop selection. Wholesalers along the Mid-Atlantic from North Carolina to Maryland supply their produce to major supermarkets. Restaurateurs in the local area prepare and serve their harvest to patrons in the Richmond metropolitan area. U.S. Department of Agriculture Photo by Lance Cheung.

[audio src="https://news.wjct.org/sites/wjct/files/201904/TFRU041919.mp3"] On Friday’s  Florida Roundup, we devoted the full hour to the debate over immigration and sanctuary cities in the Sunshine State.

The discussion participants were:

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