Ag leaders argue for new guest worker program

02/26/2013 04:20:00 PM
Tom Karst

In support of Stallman’s testimony, members of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition sent a letter Tuesday to House and Senate leadership calling for support of the group’s proposal for immigration guestworker legislation.

Speaking for United Farm Workers, Kashkooli told the committee that the UFW supports legalization of current illegal immigrant workers. However, the UFW still supports the H-2A program and the protections it gives guest workers, he said.

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