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Despite Trump’s rhetoric, the US is welcoming more migrant workers

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The number of visas granted to temporary agricultural workers in the US increased from 59,110 in 2006 to 165,740 in 2016.

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Despite plans by American president Donald Trump to close the American borders to foreign workers, that number continues to increase.

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The Labor Department granted 20% more visas for temporary agricultural workers, a total of 160,000, in the nine months ending in June than in the previous period.

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American farmers need these workers, who mostly come from Mexico and Central America, or they risk losing their crops or having to pay higher wages due to a shortage of workers.

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