Nebraska Cattle Group Backs Immigration Resolution

Nebraska Cattle Group Backs Immigration Resolution

Photo: WNAX


Nebraska lawmakers last week approved a resolution calling on Congress to pass comprehensive Immigration Reform.  Nebraska Cattlemen Association’s Legislative Director Laura Field says her group backed the measure since it was introduced. She says it was the final vote by Senators as they finished up the main run of their session Thursday night.

Field says the livestock and dairy industries need more than a seasonal worker program but one that calls for a pathway to citizenship for those immigrant laborers who want to stay in the country and work on ag operations.

The Nebraska resolution calls for improvements to border security and following that a way for illegal immigrants to become eligible for a process to become lawful residents. It calls on Congress to enact legislation similar to what the Senate passed last year.

Recent Headlines

in Local

SD Senator John Thune; Democrats Budget Blocking

John Thune

The budget is another flash point between Senate democrats and republicans.

in Local

Keystone XL Pipeline Moves to a New Forum in Nebraska

Trans Canada sign 040814

The siting of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska now moves to the Public Service Commission.

in Local

It’s Flu Season

flu sick

Despite the mild early fall weather, health officials are telling us it’s time to get a flu shot.

in Local

SD Blue Ribbon Committee Background Workings

state capitol pierre

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Students and Teachers will meet again on October 29th.

in Local

Iowa Students Get Political Lessons


Three Iowa teachers have come up with a way to teach students about the caucuses.