Securing the Future of American Agriculture, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, April 3, 2019   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the April 3, 2019 hearing on "Securing the Future of American Agriculture" held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship of the Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Zoe Lofgren: "I am pleased that we are focusing on an issue of such great national importance--the growing labor challenges that are damaging the American agricultural sector. We have held many hearings on this issue over the past two decades. We have examined the need to provide permanent residence to the undocumented agricultural workforce, the need to reform the H2-A temporary visa program, and even potential alternative solutions to meet our agricultural labor needs. We have always agreed that a solution is necessary. But agreement on that basic principal has not been enough. My hope is that today's hearing will be the last on this issue and that we will finally find a bipartisan balanced solution to the agricultural labor challenges that have vexed us for far too long." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Arturo Rodriguez, Tom Nassif, Areli Arteaga, and Bill Brim.

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Serial No. 116-14
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