For 15 years, the UFW Foundation has mobilized farm workers and their organizations across the country to advocate for more equitable policies, such as immigration reform, pesticide protections, heat standards, hazard pay, and other worker protections. We engage constituents in systemic change to break the cycle of poverty while also providing critical services. In fact, the UFW Foundation is the largest federally accredited immigration legal service provider in the state of California. The organization has staff in California, Washington, Arizona, Michigan, Washington D.C. and will be expanding to Georgia.
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act would make a substantial difference in the everyday lives of countless farm workers. How can we call farm workers essential to the nation’s food security yet deny them permanent protection from deportation? This bipartisan legislation addresses this cruel irony and would empower farm workers to enforce their rights and transform their lives. Si Se Puede!