A report released by the White House last Monday (August 5) claims that without a major overhaul of immigration laws U.S. agriculture is destined for a loss of jobs, money and farming operations.

The timing of the report’s release was no coincidence. The White House is very interested in keeping immigration reform at the forefront of concerns sure to be expressed to lawmakers by constituents during the August recess.

The Senate has already passed bipartisan, comprehensive immigration legislation. That means little because the House leadership has decided to break immigration reform into smaller bits that remain at committee level.

Read the entire article here on Delta Farm Press.

 

Other articles of interest on Southwest Farm Press:

Produce industry faces significant challenges

Senate immigration bill offers commonsense reform

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Pro-Growth and Pro-Agriculture (504)