GEORGE, Texas—A farmworker from Texas who has been working in the United States for five years, is one of a growing number of farmworkers in America who have a farm in their family.
But George and his wife, Maria, aren’t the only farmworkers who have had to deal with the fallout from the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban, which is expected to affect more than 100,000 U.S. citizens.
The two farmers have been in the country for years, and their business has been growing.
George is a farmer who grew tomatoes for farmers in Texas and sells them at the local farmers market, while Maria works at a farm-to-table restaurant.
But the recent events of the weekend have brought their story to a whole new level, and they’re taking to social media to share their experience.
Their story of resilience is just one of many of those shared by workers across the country, and the Trump Administration’s decision to temporarily halt immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries is likely to cause more than a few headaches for the agricultural industry, the two farmworkers told Business Insider.
Maria and George, who are married and have children, were not allowed to leave the country after President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on immigration and refugees was implemented in January, but the ban was quickly blocked in the courts.
The Trump administration said that the ban violated the First Amendment rights of U.K. citizens and would hurt the economy.
In a tweet on Friday, the White House said that they were taking “all necessary steps to reinstate lawful immigration.”
The Trump administration has said that it will continue to prioritize people with valid visas over those who might be vulnerable to terrorism or persecution.
The Department of Homeland Security also announced on Friday that it was “reviewing its policy for prioritizing travel from countries that are in significant breach of human rights, as well as those that have a history of supporting violent extremist groups.”
The two women have been working for years as farmworkers for George’s family farm in Texas, but they’re currently living in the state.
The couple, who have been married for over 40 years, are not allowed any more family visits.
“I’m in a position where I don’t know what to do,” Maria said.
“I’m a widow, I’ve had four kids and I’m worried about them.
I just want to be there for them.”
For the past three years, George has been looking to find a way to get to work.
He has a degree in computer science, and he works as a Web developer, but he still needs to complete the final three years of his bachelor’s degree.
He also has a masters in education and psychology.
“It’s been a lot of work for us, and now it’s a whole different level,” Maria explained.
Maria said that she has had to take classes in math and English for her students.
George said he’s struggled with the same problem.
“We need to be able to do our job in the language that we speak,” George said.
Maria has struggled to find work in her field.
She works part-time in the restaurant industry, which she described as a “lifestyle” because she does all of her work online.
The family does about $15,000 in business a year, and she’s worried about the impact on her health and well-being.
“If you’re in the workforce, you can’t be stressed out,” Maria told Business News Daily.
“You can’t feel stressed out because it’s your job.”
But she said she is willing to work longer hours to help pay for her family.
“You have to give them a reason to go out and do it,” Maria added.
Maria works part time for her husband’s business and has a full-time job in a bank.
She said that, as a result of the travel ban and her husband not being able to return to the United Kingdom, they’re losing their income and can’t afford to feed their kids.
Maria also said that her husband has a hard time finding work and is looking for new work.
“It’s hard because I can’t find a good job,” Maria, a stay-at-home mother, said.
“Maria is an excellent mother,” George told BusinessNews Daily.
The Trump Administration did not immediately respond to a request for comment.