Restrict Farmworker Protections and Opportunities
(H.R. 4760)
Date:June 21, 2018
Issue:Supporting Small Family Farmers—Not Big Ag: Fairness for Farmworkers and Restaurant Workers
193 votes for
231 votes against
The Right Vote Was a No Vote
The worst of two terrible bills (see the other above) offered by the House on immigration “reform,” this bill would have would made deep cuts to legal immigration and offered no chance of citizenship for immigrants who came to the U.S. as children (DREAMers). In addition, it would have created a new agricultural guest worker program with fewer protections than currently exist. These “guest workers” would need to be sponsored by employers, which can place them at risk for economic exploitation, sexual harassment and assault, and retaliation if they try to speak up. Immigrants who come to the U.S. to work in the fields to grow and harvest the food we eat deserve better. We were pleased to see this vote, and the one above, fail.
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  • You voted against giving sick farm workers information about the pesticides that are poisoning them. Why would you do that? (H. Amdt. 1308 to H.R. 5538)
  • You voted for two bills allowing immigrant children to be separated from their families. Why? (H.R. 4760, H.R. 6136)

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