10 Mar 2017

Immigration memo ripples through northern Michigan

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Losing workers could put farmers in a pinch.

"Everyone's extremely concerned," Kantrovich said. "Our farmers are scratching their heads, and they know that if things get to a (certain) point they're going to lose their labor. How can they maintain doing what they're doing without labor?"

Farmers and resort owners need migrant labor, but gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores and more see increased sales with the influx of seasonal migrant workers, too, Mendez said.