For the fourth time since the national election in November, Western Growers' Tom Nassif is in Washington D.C. negotiating the details of pending immigration reform legislation that adequately addresses the needs of the labor-intensive agricultural workforce. Representatives from the United Farm Workers Union are also attending this meeting. An agreement between employers and the union is a key factor in the success of getting bi-partisan support of legislation with a new and workable ag worker visa program. Unless support is bi-partisan, passage of any immigration reform legislation by Congress would be very uncertain.
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