“Regretfully, a large number of illegal immigrants are working in agriculture today. A penalty- based work authorization permit should be considered for offenders. Such a measure could require substantial monetary fines, an annually renewed biometric permit supported by fees that is restricted for agriculture and strict employer enforcement after implementation.”
Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, October 4, 2011. Entire testimony here.