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National Milk Group Hoping Immigration Legislation Gets Passed This Year

National Milk Group Hoping Immigration Legislation Gets Passed This Year

Now that the government is open for business again, the National Milk Producers Federation is hoping to get Congress to approve both a new farm bill and immigration reform legislation.  Federation’s Chris Galen says although some have said immigration may get pushed back to next year, there is hope it might yet get done this year.

Galen says it may be more difficult to pass a pathway to citizenship component in the immigration bill. He says it may be more likely that legal status could be given to undocumented workers in some form. He says one House leader backs that.

He is optimistic immigration reform can get done because President Obama has made it a priority and even mentioned it recently following the government re opening.

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