ICE audits on California farms

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Last month, federal immigration agents served several farms and packing houses in the Central Valley with notices that they would be conducting I-9 audits, according to a Fresno-based agriculture advocacy group. Undocumented immigrants often use a fake social security numbers when filling out I-9 forms, which are used to prove you’re a U.S. citizen or are legally allowed to work in the country. Could work-site audits hit the Central Coast next, and what would that mean for local growers?

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Guest:
Robert Roy - Attorney with the Ventura County Agricultural Association

Host:
Jonathan Bastian

Producer:
Kathryn Barnes