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February 5, 2015

House Holds Hearing on Mandatory E-Verify

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee continued its focus on increasing immigration enforcement and held a hearing on legislation that would make the E-Verify program mandatory throughout the country.

The Ag Workforce Coalition, of which Western Growers is a founding member, provided testimony at Wednesday’s hearing  re-emphasizing that interior enforcement measures such as E-Verify must not move forward without a legislative solution for the immigration crisis facing agriculture. The AWC issued a statement in response to the hearing and Chuck Conner, President of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, gave testimony on behalf of the AWC at Wednesday’s hearing.   

Western Growers continues to work with industry partners to ensure that the Congress doesn’t take an approach to immigration reform that devastates the industry.