Analyst to Dairy: Speak Up Now on Immigration

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

analystCNN political analyst and Republican strategist Ann Navarro told dairy farmers it’s time to make sure lawmakers “hear your voice” on immigration. Speaking to dairy farmers at the annual Dairy Strong Conference last week, she says farmers understand the immigration issue and urged them to keep pushing their representatives in Washington to act.

Immigration is a key issue for dairy farmers since immigrants make up a large portion of their workforce.

Navarro says the Republican Party “is like a big, dysfunctional family around the holiday table,” noting that the closer the calendar turns to the midterm election, the less work Congress will get done. With that in mind, Navarro told dairy farmers to make their voices are heard sooner rather than later.

As part of the agreement in the Senate to end the brief government shutdown, the Senate is expected to consider immigration issues, primarily DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, within the next three weeks.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.