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By Scott Kraus
The Allentown Morning Call 

Firm relies on foreign laborers to put turkeys on your table


OREFIELD, Pa. (AP) — There are few experiences more quintessentially American than sitting at the table with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day to dine on roast turkey. And if there is a Jaindl Farms turkey on your table, it likely was made possible by foreign labor.

The family-run Lehigh County institution that traces its roots to the 1930s is Pennsylvania's largest single user of a federal visa program for seasonal agricultural workers.

Jaindl's first objective is to hire locally, company President David Jaindl said. To fill the remaining need, the farm uses the H2A visa program.


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