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RESPECTING OTHERS

FARM WORKERS NEED A NEW IMMIGRATION BILL

The immigration problem in agriculture is critical because our food supply relies on these hard working people. According to the University of California, 70% of all the farm workers in the U.S. are undocumented. President Trump's immigration policy has these people scared and has disrupted our agriculture production.

In May, 2017, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Agricultural Worker Program Act (AWPA) together with four original co-sponsors. Later in May, Rep. Luis Gutierrez introduced this bill into the House of Representatives with thirty original co-sponsors.

The AWPA will protect farm workers from being deported and can put them on a path to legalization and citizenship if they are consistently employed in agriculture and also meet other criteria. The AWPA will help farm workers to become citizens and stabilize our agricultural work force.

Please contact your two Senators and your federal Representative and urge them to support the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017.

Thanks for getting involved!

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37.6%--Percentage increase in arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of individuals it says were "either known or suspected of being in the country illegally" in the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, compared with the same period last year.