Take action to support UFW’s new farmworker immigration bill just introduced in Congress
It’s critical that we get real immigration reform for our nation’s farm workers. Our nation’s economy and food supply relies on these hard working people — the majority of whom lack documents. We’re excited to announce that last Thursday, our Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2019 (“Blue Card” bill) was introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (S.175) and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (HR 641). This critical bill provides farm workers a way to earn lawful permanent residence by continuing to work in the fields.
This bill sends a clear signal that there are leaders in Congress ready to roll up their sleeves and work on immigration solutions. Agriculture is vital to America’s economy and the threat of deportations has caused disruptions that are affecting the economic stability of this key industry. The Blue Card bill would help ensure a stable, legal, skilled workforce. It would benefit farm workers, employers, and consumers.
These experienced farm workers are part of the communities they live in. Many have been here for more than 15 years. Farm workers have children who are citizens, kids who play football and go to religious services with your kids. This bill will finally put them on the road to legalization — if they show consistent employment in US agriculture and meet other criteria.
You can help by clicking on this link and filling out the below information to e-mail your Congress members today and ask them to support the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2019.