This past Sunday, March 16, 2014, The Sacramento Bee published the following joint op-ed submitted by Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif and General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Microsoft, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Brad Smith, on the need for immigration reform for both of our industries.  In an effort to continue our efforts to move immigration reform forward in the House, Western Growers is sending this piece to every California House office and to select Arizona House offices.

Ken Barbic

In Sacramento last night, the Western Growers Board of Directors hosted a reception for members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation from the California Legislature.  Concerns about the drought, immigration reform and the business climate in the state form areas of common interest between production agriculture and the caucus.  Those attending included Assembly members: Luis Alejo (D-Salinas); Christina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens); Lorena Gonzalez (D- San Diego); Jose Medina (D-Riverside); Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona); Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and Senators: Dr. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina); Ben Hueso (D-San Diego); Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens).

Dave Puglia


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