Date: May 16, 2013

While immigration reform moves through Congress, leaders in the business, law enforcement and faith communities have partnered with Western Growers to host a round table forum to move the discussion closer to home.

Join Jason Resnick, Western Growers vice president and general counsel, May 30 for “A Conversation on Immigration.” Resnick will join co-hosts Dave Gibbons of Newsong Church, Skip Lanfried of Yorba Linda Friends Church and Teresa Hernandez with the Orange County Lincoln Club for the roundtable. There they’ll discuss commonsense immigration reform and provide updates on the current legislation as it moves through Congress.

Immigration Roundtable Luncheon
12 to 2 p.m. May 30
Friends Church Yorba Linda
5211 Lakeview Ave.
Yorba Linda, CA 92866

The cost is $12 per person, lunch will be served.

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About the Author

Ken Barbic

Ken has been with Western Growers since 2009 and advocates on a number of issues including: immigration reform, impact of healthcare reform on seasonal agriculture, tax reform legislation, and the need to open international markets for U.S. agriculture. Additionally, he has served as a leader in the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, developing recommendations and advocating for the 2014 Farm Bill. 

Prior to coming to Western Growers, Ken was Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs from 2007 to 2009. In that capacity, he advocated on behalf of USTR on issues related to agriculture, labor and environment policy, trade preferences, WTO disputes and negotiations, as well as promoting passage of Free Trade Agreements with Panama, Colombia, and Korea. 

He started his career in Washington with the House Ways and Means Committee. Ken is from Bakersfield, CA and his agriculture background includes summer jobs working in a vineyard and doing fruit inspection for an export company.

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