News Release
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contacts:
Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462
JOINT STATEMENT ON U.S. SENATE'S APPROVAL OF IMMIGRATION REFORM FROM CDFA SECRETARY KAREN ROSS, UNITED FARM WORKERS PRESIDENT ARTURO RODRIGUEZ, CALIFORNIA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION PRESIDENT PAUL WENGER, AND WESTERN GROWERS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT/CEO TOM NASSIF
CDFA
Release #13-017
SACRAMENTO, June 27, 2013 – “The Senate’s passage of Immigration Reform is a significant and compassionate step forward for this nation. Those working in the agricultural sector acknowledge that the majority of farm workers in California and across the nation are unauthorized, and yet they contribute to providing safe and wholesome food to our families and homes. This bill provides earned legal status with a process for possible citizenship for agricultural workers and respects national immigration and border security concerns, while acknowledging a continued commitment to our nation’s farm economy.
 
“We applaud the Senate’s work and encourage the U.S. House of Representatives to take similar action - our farm workers, our family farmers, and our nation deserve no less.”
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