The Agriculture Workforce Coalition, that includes WG's Tom Nassif, is wrapping up the details of the negotiations with Arturo Rodriguez of the UFW on the ag labor component of the U.S. Senate comprehensive immigration reform legislation. Nassif is back in D.C. Tuesday and Wednesday for an announcement by the U.S. Senate’s Gang of Eight and formal introduction of the bill. Details on the U.S. Senate’s immigration reform legislation are in the process of being released and have been delayed by the tragic events in Boston Monday. The group is expected to introduce the legislation this week. A hearing on the bill is scheduled before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday.
While in D.C., Nassif is working with other coalition partners to ensure the agreement made last week is secure. He will continue to work with the Senate and with members of the U.S. House of Representatives, who have yet to disclose details of its immigration reform bill. The AWC began talks with members of the House Representatives Tuesday (pictured above).
Wednesday, Nassif will join his colleagues in the Coalition for a press conference highlighting what the legislation means for ag. Further details of the proposed legislation for ag will be reported in Spotlight Thursday.
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