Washington, D.C.— United Farm Workers President Emeritus Arturo S. Rodriguez on Wednesday, April 3, will urge the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship to enact legislation creating “Blue Cards” that would let the immigrant farm workers whose labor and sacrifice feed America permanently remain in the United States by continuing to work in agriculture.
Accompanied by farm workers, Rodriguez will testify at the first hearing of its kind under the Trump administration for the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2019 by U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). Rodriguez and farm workers will also shine a light on the need to end the status quo of abuse and poverty workers endure, as well as the pride they feel in providing the food for which Americans give thanks each day at the dinner table.
The UFW and the UFW Foundation are principal supporters of “blue card” legislation.
Farm workers and immigrant rights leaders will also be available for interviews.
Who: Farm workers, former UFW President Arturo S. Rodriguez, and supporters.
What: U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing Securing the Future of American Agriculture.
When: Hearing starts at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
Where: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20515.