A federal judge in Sacramento has issued an order blocking the State of California from enforcing certain provisions of AB 450 – the recently enacted law that imposes various requirements on employers with respect to immigration worksite actions. However, in a blow to President Donald Trump, the judge declined to block other so-called “sanctuary laws” aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Jason Resnick

The House voted today on conservative immigration legislation, which included President Trump’s four pillar approach to reform. After much back and forth, mainly due to the family separation crisis on the border, the partisan bill failed to garner support of the entire Republican conference and ultimately fell short by a vote of 193-231.

The House plans another immigration vote tomorrow on a “compromise bill,” which would couple $25 billion in border security funding measures with a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million “Dreamers.” It is expected to be a close vote.

Dennis Nuxoll

Today, the House Judiciary Committee began a mark-up of H.R. 4092 “The AG Act” (Rep. Bob Goodlatte). This is the first step in the legislative process as the House begins consideration of immigration legislation. The mark-up of the AG Act has recessed for today and will continue tomorrow with consideration of the Legal Workforce Act (Rep. Lamar Smith) to follow. 

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Immigration has been a critical issue for Western Growers members. For years, we have fought for a legal and stable workforce that not only supports our industry but ensures those who have worked along side our members are treated with decency and respect.

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