“Our polarized politics and weak economy are a huge challenge to overcome,” Regelbrugge says. “There is no clear path for reform this year. Anything positive that does happen will need to be small, not comprehensive, relevant, and ultimately, bipartisan. However, the U.S. agriculture industry must be prepared for any window of opportunity.”
NPPC supports immigration reform legislation that secures the country’s borders in a way that is fair and just; allows access to a legal workforce but does not place undue burdens on employers; addresses the labor needs of specific industry sectors, including agriculture; and presents a common sense solution for the undocumented workers already in the United States.
Source: NPPC, Department of Homeland Security