The senate committee debating the immigration bill approved it late Tuesday night. Sabrina Hill has more on what some say it could do for agriculture.
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Ag leaders in California and around the nation say a new immigration law is needed soon, to help keep immigrant ag labor in our state. Attorney Monte Lake, Esq., is well known for representing clients in immigration law and representing ag organizations on federal legislative and regulatory matters.
He discussed the senate bill with growers recently and said the guest-worker part of the bill is different because it creates an at-will program that not only allows workers to follow the crop schedules, but makes it easier for growers to adjust their labor force when they need to.
He also said it has more allowances for livestock and dairy industry workers.
Meanwhile, the representatives in the House are also working on an immigration bill.