Senate moves ahead with immigration reform bill

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The following statement was released Tuesday night by Jerry Kozak, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation.  

“We commend the Senate for deciding today to limit debate on its immigration reform measure, which demonstrates that they want to move forward and get a bill passed by July 4th. America’s farmers need action on the immigration issue. Thanks to the vote on cloture Tuesday, the chances are much better now that it will get resolved.

“National Milk Producers Federation has made fixing the broken immigration system one of its highest priorities during the past decade. Previous attempts at creating a comprehensive solution have failed. And although we are still weeks away from passing immigration reform in 2013, today’s vote sends a strong signals that a critical mass of the Senate also believes that immigration reform is key national priority.

“The Senate bill contains an entirely new visa program for dairy farm workers, one that NMPF has helped to shape. This new approach is better for employers, better for employees, better for law enforcement, better for the economy….it’s better for America.”


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Batavia, NY  |  June, 12, 2013 at 10:13 AM

After this amnesty bill is passed, and make no mistake about it this IS an amnesty bill, who will milk the cows then? Look at the Hispanic population that is currently in America now. Many are on welfare or criminals. None of them will milk cows. Are all you dairy farmers going to pay their welfare? Why does the taxpayer need to pay it? NMPF needs to be disbanded for consistent stupidity.

Mi  |  June, 13, 2013 at 08:52 AM

We used to have family farms producing the countries milk, local friends and neibors worked and helped out on the farm. How many families have been driven out of business by cheap milk produced on mega factory farms with illegals for labor.

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