New Immigration Rules Could Empty Local Kitchens

Tough rules leave restaurants looking for cooks with green cards

"Even if we were prepared for this, there's no pool of labor that wants these jobs, or who can perform like they do," he says. And then he adds something that echoes Chertoff's ambivalent announcement of the new crackdown. "And that's just one issue. What about agriculture and food—who picks it? Prices will go up and we'll get hit again. And then, how can new restaurants open up? Who does the construction?"

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