Having received the approval of the Senate Judiciary Committee, S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act is now being debated by the full Senate.
S.744 would dramatically overhaul America's legal immigration system, address border security and employment eligibility verification, and provide a tough but fair process for an estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants to earn legal status over 10 or more years.
From a Christmas Tree and nursery perspective, the most notable provision is the agricultural reform package, which includes an agriculture-specific earned legalization program, and a new, market-based and flexible future ag worker visa program that will eventually replace the widely criticized H-2A program.
Please urge your two U.S. Senators to support this vital legislation; you may also use ANLA's Take Action page to compose a customized message.