H. R. 5038 Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019.

Summary: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for terms and conditions for nonimmigrant workers performing agricultural labor or services, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 11/12/19.

STATUS: Introduced 11/12/19 by Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19].

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “The men and women who work America’s farms feed the nation. But, farmworkers across the country are living and working with uncertainty and fear, contributing to the destabilization of farms across the nation,” said Rep. Lofgren. “Our bill offers stability for American farms by providing a path to legal status for farmworkers. In addition, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act addresses the nation’s future labor needs by modernizing an outdated system for temporary workers, while ensuring fair wages and workplace conditions.” (Source: Rep. Lofgren, Press Release, 10/30/19)
  • After months of negotiating, Republicans and Democrats, the United Farm Workers and major grower associations have worked together to jointly introduce the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019. This bipartisan legislation creates a way for qualified undocumented farm workers to gain temporary legal status. They can then follow a roadmap to earned citizenship. (Source: United Farm Workers)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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