AFBF on Future of Immigration Reform

Taylor HillmanCattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy & Livestock, Field & Row Crops, Forage Crops, General, Grain, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops, Vegetables

immigration reform Immigration reform is a top priority for the American Farm Bureau. AFBF ag labor specialist Kristi Boswell says Farm Bureau has been working very hard to see reform move forward and now there is a window of opportunity for the House to act before the August recess.

AFBF on Immigration Reform

Immigration reform is a political and emotional issue, according to Kristi Boswell, American Farm Bureau ag labor specialist. While many were skeptical of immigration reform occurring at all this year due to 2014 being an election year, Boswell says polling shows immigration reform is not impacting voters’ decisions.

Boswell says it’s clear the House will take a different approach on reform from the Senate – but there are key elements that must be included for agriculture to be on board. She also says grassroots efforts are critical at this point.