By Gabriela Rico | Arizona Daily Star
Despite working 11-hour days on the farm because he is unable to find workers, Daniel Pacheco recently declined a man’s offer to work for him.
The man did not have legal papers to work in the U.S.
“I had to turn away a guy who came to me in tears because he needed a job so bad and I needed an irrigator,” Pacheco said. “It killed me to turn him away.”
But, the fourth-generation Marana farmer is unwilling to take the risk of hiring undocumented workers.