It seems likely that Republicans will to lose the support of farmers, as their immigration legislation will cost farm owners a number of their workers.
Farmers are coming together to fight a bill sponsored by Texas Rep. Lamar Smith that would require all employers to use E-Verify to check the immigration status of those applying for work.
If required to do so, farmers fear they would lose workers, since many of them give false information when applying or after being hired.
Immigrants, mostly undocumented, work in the fields for low pay, and farm owners are worried that their workers will simply stop coming in, leaving crops unharvested and spoiled.
It is not just crops farmers are worried, the dairy industry would also be affected, as 1 in 4 dairy farmers are immigrants.