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Immigrant Labor Actions Miff Ag Leaders

Agriculture leaders are upset by President Donald Trump’s announcement Sunday that the administration wants to require e-verification of workers without a new proposal to bring in farm workers, and by the cancellation by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., of the markup of the Ag Guestworker bill that was planned for last Wednesday.


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