Farmers are Working to Feed People in the U.S. and the World
But Your Food and Farm Jobs are at Risk
Will the President and Congress Fix Agricultural Immigration by March 5?
When Congress votes to retain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by March 5, they must include a much-needed immigration fix for American agriculture.
Farmers, farm employees, and consumers need Congress and the President to fix immigration laws, NOW
Foreign-Born Agricultural Workers in the U.S.
The Number of People it Takes to Harvest Your Food
Farm Employees in CA Estimated to be Unauthorized
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, National Agricultural Worker Survey
To protect American food, Congress must:
Keep Farm Employees Employed
Current agricultural employees must be able to earn legal status that does not require them to leave their homes, families, and jobs.
Address Farming Realities
A flexible program is needed to account for the seasonality of farming.
Protect the Future of Farming
Create a guestworker program to provide future employment opportunities.
NBC NEWS: California’s Farms Face Serious Labor Shortage
FARM BUREAU: Farmers losing crops due to worker shortage
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