Final Statement on S. 744 Passage

Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2013)—“The Senate’s action today in approving comprehensive immigration reform is a landmark achievement in agriculture’s effort to ensure that America’s farmers and ranchers have access to a legal, skilled and stable workforce. “Over the past six

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Agriculture Workforce Coalition Statement on Senate Border Security Cloture Vote

Washington, D.C. (June 24, 2013)—“The Senate’s cloture motion vote this afternoon represents an important step forward in the process of passing comprehensive immigration reform in that chamber. The Agriculture Workforce Coalition welcomes the strong bipartisan support shown today for S.

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Statement of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition on Senate Judiciary Committee Approval of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2013)—“The Agriculture Workforce Coalition strongly applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for approving S. 744, the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill, out of committee on a strong bi-partisan vote of 13-5. “The legislation includes agricultural provisions that reflect

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Joint Statement of Agriculture Workforce Coalition and the United Farm Workers on Senate Judiciary Committee

Washington, D.C. (May 9, 2013)—“The Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) and the United Farm Workers (UFW) today applaud Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy for holding the markup of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. “The

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Agriculture Workforce Coalition Statement on Introduction of HR 1773

Washington, D.C. (April 26, 2013)—“By introducing his bill on agriculture immigration reform today, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has recognized that America’s farmers, ranchers and growers need Congressional action to ensure a legal and stable workforce. “The legislation represents an

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AWC Statement on Immigration Agreement

Washington, D.C. (April 12, 2013)—“The Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) today welcomed an agreement  on immigration reform reached by the AWC, the United Farm Workers (UFW) and key Senators engaged in the process. The framework and objectives of this agreement represent

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Ag Workforce Coalition Highlights Labor Needs as Judiciary Subcommittee Looks at Issue

Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2013)—Members of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) sent a letter Tuesday to House and Senate leadership calling for support of immigration legislation that addresses agriculture’s unique labor needs. “American agriculture cannot continue as a bright spot

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Statement by the Agriculture Workforce Coalition on the Bipartisan Senate Immigration Principles

Washington, D.C. (January 28, 2013)—“The principles put forward today by a bipartisan group of eight Senators serves as an important first step as Congress begins the task of crafting legislation to address the issue of immigration. Each of these eight

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Groups Launch Agriculture Workforce Coalition to Address Labor Needs

Washington, D.C. (January 11, 2013) — Organizations representing a broad cross-section of agricultural employers today announced the formation of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC). As the unified voice of agriculture, the AWC’s goal is to seek legislation that ensures America’s

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