American Dairy Coalition pulls support from changed immigration bill
A dairy organization leader is not pleased with changes in a proposed House immigration bill. Laurie Fischer with the American Dairy Coalition tells Brownfield it still appears two separate immigration bills might be brought to the floor for votes this week, but the modified Ag Act authored by Representative Bob Goodlatte has been removed from the bill and replaced with older language dairy farmers cannot support.
The Goodlatte proposal the coalition was pushing for included a year-round H2-C worker visa program Fischer says would have helped their members get and keep enough people to milk and care for cows all year.
Fischer says a second immigration bill called the Compromise bill is also likely to have a vote but is also something her group cannot support. Fischer tells Brownfield the coalition is working with legislators on a brand new immigration bill, and legislators told her the new package would get a vote in the House before the August recess.