Migrant workers in the US
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The migrants working on US farms

27 June 2013 Last updated at 11:05 BST

A controversial bill on immigration reform is making its way through the Senate, which could increase the number of legal migrant workers in the US.

Despite high unemployment in the country, the agricultural sector continues to grapple with a shortage of labour and many farmers rely on foreign workers.

Michelle Fleury reports from North Carolina.