“How can they know the cost if they don’t know how many there are?”
According to a 2010 report from the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Center, Georgia is No. 7 in the U.S. in terms of illegal immigrants with an estimated 425,000.
Illegal immigrants make up 6.5% of the state’s total labor force, the report said.
Charles Hall, executive director of the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, said in late August that he still wasn’t sure how the fall deal would shape up because of the effect of the labor situation.