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.

Ken Barbic

Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain state drivers licenses.  In response to concerns expressed by law enforcement and the Governor’s desire to ensure compatibility with federal standards governing state identification documents, the legislation, AB 60 (Alejo, D-Watsonville), was substantially amended in the final hours before the Legislature adjourned for the year last month. 

Dave Puglia

Yesterday, House Democrats tried to inject a sense of urgency into the immigration reform debate by releasing a comprehensive reform bill.  The House Democratic bill is identical to the one that passed the Senate before the July 4th holiday, except it includes a border security section that the House Homeland Security Committee passed during the summer.  Will this bill become law? 

Dennis Nuxoll

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