Agricultural Workers Coming Back into Congressional Focus

Craig Regelbrugge April 01 2019

Though immigration and visa policy issues have become incredibly polarizing in recent years, areas of broad agreement persist. One of those is agricultural workers. On April 3, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship will hold a hearing titled “Securing the Future of American Agriculture.” The hearing precedes expected introduction of legislation that seeks to address the worsening labor crisis in the agricultural industry, including horticulture.

While there is broad agreement that the agricultural labor crisis should be addressed, there sti...

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