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Perdue Wants Separate Immigration Program for Agriculture
USAgNet - 02/23/2018
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday the government wants a separate immigration program for agricultural workers.
Speaking on the first day of the annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, he said agriculture is caught in the crossfire of the immigration debate.
"The people who come to America to work on farms and ranches are not taking jobs from Americans," Perdue said. "They are not the ones putting a burden on criminal justice system or welfare system."
Perdue says the plan is a work in progress and asked critics not to dismiss it, reports Reuters.
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