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Farmers Fight for Immigration Reform

By September 9, 2022September 12th, 2022No Comments

Farmers in the United States are currently advocating for immigration reform in regard to the issues of labor shortages and the rise of food prices. To fix these urgent issues, farmers are encouraging the Farm Workforce Modernization Act to implement citizenship opportunities for agricultural workers. They are supporting a visa program for these employees that will ultimately permit for them to acquire a steady workforce, benefiting everybody involved. The support for these immigration improvements is for the purpose of fixing unemployment, that is leading to inflation, along with the high prices of food. The passing of certain immigration bills would assist the agricultural workforce and protect the work of these farmers by improving the food supply.

While some are making the argument that there would be a surfacing power imbalance issue between farm owners and the immigrant workers, immigration reform in this field would do more good than bad. Undocumented farmworkers would receive the ability to work and eventually become citizens. Increasing the number of migrant and H-2A visas (visas issued to agricultural workers for temporary agriculture jobs) will help the American economy by diminishing unemployment levels and improving the agriculture community altogether.

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