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DACA Move Could Lead to Broader Immigration Debate in Congress

A broader debate on ag labor and immigration could come from President Donald Trump’s decision to end federal protection for roughly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants granted temporary immunity from deportation by former President Barack Obama.

 

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Immigration Reform Must Consider Labor Needs

Former U.S. Representative Charlie Stenholm teaches a class on agriculture, energy, and food policy at Tarleton State University. The article below includes views and recommendations from that class, which have been “respectfully submitted to House and Senate Ag Committees.”   Read more

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Western Growers, which represents farmers in Arizona, California, and Colorado who produce half the nation’s fresh fruits, vegetables, and tree nuts, advises its members to begin preparing for increased worksite enforcement and renewed emphasis on Form I-9 audits. Read more

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