Legislative apathy toward immigrant labor reform—a rare but unfortunate instance of bipartisan consensus—shows no current signs of improvement. The human cost of this neglect became grimly clear on June 27.
As part of its strategic commitment to government advocacy and leadership, the International Fresh Produce Association has played a key role in the creation of The Alliance for New Immigration Consensus, a diverse coalition representing the broad business community and focused on addressing workforce reforms and needs that are critical and essential to our nation’s economy.
The documentary is now available for viewing by visiting www.vimeo.com/thelastharvest/film. This free screening will be limited through the end of 2021.
Complaining that people don’t want to work because they could make more on unemployment is a funny way of admitting that you pay poverty wages.
The latest organization to speak out in favor of immigration reform is the George W. Bush Institute. Is there a chance?
The legislation has some bipartisan support in the House, which will help in the Senate. But it probably won’t be enough.
Bipartisan legislation titled the Farm Workforce Modernization Act has been reintroduced by the Chairwoman of Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chairwoman of Immigration Subcommittee Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) last night.
Potentially the most important news to affect the produce industry this week is new labor legislation proposed by the Biden administration immediately after taking power.
While it’s important that Senators and U.S. representatives hear from their constituents in the produce industry, Congress usually reverts to its paralyzed, partisan ways, with little legislation to show for the industry’s efforts. But this year, that may change.
In this age where everything turns political, avocados have gotten caught between anti-Trump and anti-immigration coalitions. How did we get here?