Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced an AgJobs bill again last Thursday, with similar legislation introduced in the House of Representatives. The measure has been introduced in the past only to fall short, but this time, supporters are hoping for a different outcome under the Obama administration.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, the bill would allow foreign farm workers who have already been working illegally in the United States for at least two years to earn a path toward becoming legal residents. Family members would also be eligible, potentially bringing the total number of legalized residents to about 2 million people.
The Senate bill has 16 co-sponsors, all Democrats.
Source: San Jose Mercury News