Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif continues to push immigration reform for agriculture forward. In April, Nassif detailed the critical labor shortages facing American agriculture and laid out the case for agricultural immigration reform before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
“We have come very close to passing immigration reform in agriculture several times… We have been unsuccessful because we have been divided in our goals and our needs. Only by pledging allegiance to the collective needs of agriculture can we dissuade others from seizing upon these internal divisions and proffering legislation that does not meet the needs of the whole,” he said during his testimony.
Highlights of his testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee are now available in the video below.
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