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The Central Valley Latino Mayors and Elected Officials Coalition, Nisei Farmers League, California Fresh Fruit Association and Fresno County Farm Bureau will hold an important immigration meeting to discuss the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2023 reintroduced by Members of Congress including Jim Costa (D-CA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), David Valadao (R-CA), Mike Simpson (R-ID), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), John Duarte (R-CA), Henry Cueller (D-TX) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY). The second issue is the status of DACA and what needs to be done to move it along.

This meeting will include representatives from agricultural organizations, local, state and federal elected officials, business and community based organizations.

President of Nisei Farmers League said today “the time is crucial for authorizing a comprehensive immigration program.  The Farm Workforce Modernization Act includes support for agriculture, a guestworker program and support for DACA.  Agriculture and businesses must come together to support this very important legislation.”