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. 

Today, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif joined leaders from Chobani, Walmart and The American Hotel & Lodging Association on a panel to discuss immigration policy solutions that serve the interests of America, especially its workers and their families.

The event, Leading the Way: A New Approach to American Immigration, was hosted by National Immigration Forum and brought together faith, law enforcement, business pioneers and others for a constructive conversation on immigration.  

Jeff Janas

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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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