Farm Worker Legalization
The biggest concern facing undocumented farm workers and what makes them so vulnerable to abuse is the lack of legal status. Immigrant farm workers whose skill and hard work feed America have earned the right to apply to legally remain in the United States. America’s farm workers and their families—including many U.S. citizen children— need relief from the palpable fear that paralyzes local communities. Farm workers are afraid to leave their homes when they drive to work every morning. More than one million immigrant farm workers who perform one of the toughest jobs producing our food must be relieved of the fear of deportation and have the opportunity to freely work, travel, rejoin loved ones, and live without uncertainty.
Farm Workforce Modernization Act
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act would put farm workers and their immediate family members on a roadmap to citizenship and protection from the constant threat of detention and deportation. The bipartisan effort was crafted during a series of delicate negotiations between lawmakers from both parties, the UFW, UFW Foundation, Farmworker Justice, and a large number of national grower associations. This bill, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for immigrants covered under DACA or TPS, was passed the U.S House of Representatives on March 18, 2021. Now, we are urging the U.S Senate to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. Farm workers can't wait and the timing is critical.
“Today’s votes are the direct result of decades of determination by farm workers and undocumented youth fighting for their right to keep their homes in the United States,” said UFW Foundation Executive Director Diana Tellefson Torres.
¡Si Se Puede!
Farm workers can't wait and the timing is critical. Sign the petition to show support for farm workers leading the fight to win farm worker legalization! Si Se Puede!