A press conference calling for California Republican Congressional Delegation members to vote on comprehensive federal immigration reform was held this morning at the state Capitol. Republican members of the California State Senate and California State Assembly rallied with representatives of the business, labor and agriculture communities to encourage Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on the lingering legislation.
The press conference, led by state Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R- Camarillo) and state Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), brought attention to a letter sent to the California Republican Congressional Delegation by a bevy of state legislators calling for their support and a vote on immigration reform.
Western Growers’ Senior V.P. Dave Puglia participated in the press conference along with other industry representatives. “Today's event provides a positive and important message from Republican state legislators to their congressional counterparts that inaction on immigration reform is not acceptable," Puglia said after the event. "Republican members from both rural and urban areas signed the joint letter urging action, which reflects the fact that immigration reform is an important priority not just for agriculture, but for other constituencies as well."
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