As Congress continues to debate how to move forward on resolving the fiscal crisis facing the country, immigration reform legislation continues to wait in the wings for a potential legislative window.
Western Growers and the Agricultural Workforce Coalition (AWC) continue to work with House Agriculture Chairman Bob Goodlatte, seeking changes to his agriculture immigration bill that would make the legislation workable for all agriculture. Along those lines, the American Farm Bureau decided last week to withhold any endorsement of that bill until positive changes could be secured from the Chairman.
AWC members continue working during the government shutdown to have the Chairman’s bill more closely reflect the carefully-crafted agriculture stakeholder agreement that was reached earlier this year.
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