As the republican candidates continue to spar over
Wisconsin dairy farmers are watching the debate carefully.
A U-W madison study tallied the number of immigrant
workers on dairy farms at 40 percent a few years ago...
Farmers say it could be larger now.
At Rosy Lane Holsteins in southern Wisconsin.
Immigrants are half its workforce...
The owner says rather than focusing on deportation...
he'd like candidates to look at guest worker programs.
The state of Wisconsin is set up to increase output
in dairy, but we do lack the necessary people to do
these jobs to expand our businesses and operations
which leads to more tax revenue, more exports, and
cheaper food at a more economical price for the consumers.
Governor scott walker has said his immigration plan
would *not* include amnesty or a pathway to citizenship
for those here illegally...
And says it will focus on quote 'protecting american
workers and wages.