New Ag Guestworker Program Legislation Headed To US House


New Ag Guestworker Program Legislation Headed To US House

A bill to overhaul the federal agricultural guestworker program cleared its first hurdle Wednesday and is headed to the full U.S. House.
The Republican-majority House Judiciary Committee passed the bill 17-16 after two days of debate and over the objections of many Democrats. It’s likely to clear the House, though its future in the Senate is unclear.
U.S. agriculture producers rely on immigrant labor to pick fruits and vegetables and work at feedlots, dairies and meatpacking plants. But many producers say there aren’t enough people for the number of jobs available.
The legislation, sponsored by U. …

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