House Republican Conference Releases Principles for Immigration Reform
During a retreat this week, the House GOP Conference released its Principles for Immigration Reform. You can read the principles here. The GOP is also currently discussing how they will move forward immigration reform this year.
Agricultural labor reform is necessary for the current and future viability of our farmers and rural communities as well as our nation’s collective food and economic security. Indiana Farm Bureau commends the House leadership for recognizing that farmers need long-term access to a legal and stable workforce. We are hopeful that this step in the right direction will lead to a formal framework that can finally address the challenges with the current broken H-2A program and the resulting labor shortage.
This is a critical moment and it is important to make sure that our members of Congress know that we strongly support efforts that are moving us towards achieving immigration reform this year. A recent statement by AFBF President Bob Stallman on the latest developments.