Now that the U.S. Senate has passed comprehensive immigration reform, the leader of California’s largest farming organization says the House of Representatives should follow suit. Sabrina Hill has more.
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California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger says the bill passed late last week by the Senate will help family farmers and ranchers address chronic problems in hiring an adequate, legal immigrant workforce.
Wenger says the agricultural program included in the Senate immigration bill represents an agreement among agricultural organizations and the United Farm Workers on a system to benefit both farmers and their employees.
He goes on to say the bill contains an agricultural program that accounts for people who want to enter the U.S. to work on farms and the people who are already in the country and can earn a chance for legal status while continuing to perform farm jobs.
He said the bill may not be perfect, but it is a big improvement from current programs.
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