Farm groups fight E-Verify bill

More than 140 food and agriculture groups are warning House leaders that legislation requiring employers to use E-Verify to check the immigration status of workers would have a “devastating impact” on farms. The bill (H. 1147) is one of a series of immigration measures moving out of the House Judiciary Committee. The committee is expected to consider legislation later to expand the availability of foreign agricultural workers, but the farm groups want the two measures to go hand in hand. <more>

March 17, 2015 Agri-Pulse