For years, the produce industry and our agriculture sector partners have made an overwhelming case for legislation to reform our broken immigration system and help build a legal and reliable workforce. While Congress has come close several times to addressing this issue, fear and politics have always intervened. Our industry must have: 1) legal status for the current workforce; 2) reforms to the current federal agriculture guestworker program known as H-2A; 3) future access to a skilled, dedicated workforce; and 4) NO heightened enforcement legislation that does not contain a solution for agriculture’s problems in attracting and maintaining a workforce. The produce industry does not oppose proper enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws, but to do so without addressing the reality that much of workforce in agriculture is foreign-born would be devastating to our sector. We stand ready to work with policymakers to craft policies that keep our nation safe and help our economy thrive.
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