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April 19, 2005

AgJobs Vote Today

Immigration advocates will cheer today as conservative Senator Larry Craig of Idaho offers a bill to help undocumented agricultural workers gain citizenship. For many of those workers, 360 days of agricultural work over the next three to six years would qualify for permanent residency.

Anti-immigrant opponents are seeking to filibuster the amendment (which is being offered to the emergency Iraq funding bill), although supporters look close to having the 60 votes needed.

It probably can't make it through the House, but it's an encouraging sign of sanity in the immigration debate.

Posted by Nathan at April 19, 2005 08:28 AM