A framework was reached on agriculture labor provisions between the Agriculture Workforce Coalition and the United Farm Workers. Key Senators are also supportive of the framework.
“These successful negotiations will help provide America’s farmers and ranchers a much needed legal labor supply, while paving the way for many farm and ranch workers to obtain legal status,” according to a statement from the American Farm Bureau Federation. “We appreciate the tireless efforts of Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Michael Bennett (D-Colo.) to garner consensus and agreement by all parties on such a significant issue. The framework and objectives established today are a positive step toward achieving meaningful immigration reform.”
This is an important step towards the possibility of comprehensive immigration reform legislation being introduced and moving its way through Congress.