Immigration Reform Critical for Farmers
AFBF has joined forces with the Partnership for a New American Economy to raise awareness about the need for immigration reform. Kristi Boswell, AFBF’s farm labor specialist, explained in a recent Newsline that immigration reform continues to be a priority for farmers and ranchers across America who need access to a legal and stable workforce.
“With 2016 being an election year, there’s not a lot of movement in Congress but that doesn’t stop us from continuing to press forward,” Boswell said. “American Farm Bureau is happy to join forces with the Partnership for a New American Economy to raise awareness and support events all across the country.”
The Utah Farm Bureau participated in an event recently by collaborating with other business interests and faith groups, urging the need for immigration reform.
PNAE released studies from all 50 states, making state-by-state cases about the economic benefit immigrants are providing and the needs that they fill for local small businesses, farms, ranches and all sectors of the economy. The reports are available online at: http://www.renewoureconomy.org/reports/.
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