2017 Senate Immigration Bills Proposed
Both Feinstein (D-CA) and Johnson (R-WI) introduced Senate immigration proposals. Both offer helpful provisions to improve ag-worker immigration status issues but at this time, NCAE is not taking a position on either bill. Both of these bills only offer partial solutions and there is low probability either will progress. We continue to work with the Agriculture Workforce Coalition toward legislative proposals that will allow legal status for the current workforce, make the current H-2A system work to serve growers, and implement longer term solutions that will serve all US Agricultural Employers.
NCAE Member association Western Grower Associations’s President and CEO, Tom Nassif expressed the industries’ thanks to Senator Feinstein for continuing to lead on this issue but called for further efforts towards a full solution.