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Thursday, May 14, 2009

AGJOBS Act Reintroduced in U.S. Congress

Today California Senator Dianne Feinstein reintroduced the Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security Act. Sixteen senators have signed on as co-sponsors.

According to a release from Senator Feinstein's office, "The Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and Security Act (AgJOBS) would reform the broken H-2A seasonal worker program, provide farmers with the stable, legal workforce they deserve, and offer a pathway to citizenship for hard-working, law-abiding immigrants already employed on American farms."

The passage of AGJOBS is necessary to alleviate the nation’s ongoing crisis shortage in agriculture labor. Across the nation, Farmers report not having enough labor to do the jobs necessary to keep food on American tables. There is simply not enough labor to plant, tend and harvest crops or milk cows. This blows apart the false notion that American citizens are lining up to do the jobs.

For the full release, visit this link



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