Low-Income Seasonal Workers Arriving in MaineIt is the time of year in Downeast Maine when thousands of seasonal workers begin arriving to rake blueberries, perform landscaping work, clean rooms and wash dishes. They come from all over, including places like Mexico and Central American, Eastern European countries and the Caribbean, to work.
But not all such workers are in Maine legally. While immigration officials are cracking down on illegal immigration, local contractors say they are not trying to harbor illegal workers and are struggling to fill an employment void and how to make sure worker credentials are good. To read more http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/archive/2005/06-09-05/ea_news2_06-09-05.html