Keep Me in the Loop!

Farm workers march Saturday in Fresno to demand immediate bold action by Congress on farm worker legalization

Immigrants, allies and partners will rally across the nation  

Fresno, Calif. — On May 1st, International Workers Day and Immigrant Rights Day, the May First Coalition, the UFW Foundation, farm workers and allies will march in Fresno at 4 p.m. PST to demand the Senate pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021. The action is part of the national day of action led by We Are Home campaign with dozens of events nationwide to demand the Congress use all tools available to establish a path to citizenship for farm workers, Dreamers and TPS recipients. More than five million undocumented essential workers have risked their lives to keep the country healthy and fed during the pandemic, while being at risk of deportation.

The May First Coalition is composed of United Farm Workers, UNIR, Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales (FIOB), Centro Binacional para el Desarollo Indígena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO), United Farm Workers, The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN), San Antonio Maria Claret Church and Alianza Comunitaria.

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Biden urged Congress to pass “a pathway to citizenship for farm workers who put food on our tables.” One way for Congress to make sure farm workers have a pathway to citizenship is by approving the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The agricultural immigration bill is the result of months of tough bargaining between the United Farm Workers, UFW Foundation, Farmworker Justice, the nation’s major grower associations and lawmakers from both parties. It passed the House on March 18 with 30 Republican votes, winning the most bipartisan support of any immigration proposal in years. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act would let undocumented farm workers apply for legal status. 

What: One of dozens of events nationwide urging Congress pass immigration reform for farm workers.

Who: UFW Foundation, United Farm Workers, May First Coalition, farm workers and allies.

When: March starts at 4 p.m. PST on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Where: 2600 Fresno St., Fresno CA 93721.