Boise--Advocates of immigration reform gathered Wednesday at the Idaho Farm Bureau Building in Boise.
The Reason for Reform campaign is focused on reforming immigration policy and highlighting the contributions of immigrants.
The Partnership for a New American Economy(NAE) released 51 new economic research reports (one for every state plus Washington DC) and launched the Reason for Reform campaign to showcase how immigration impacts local communities all across America and the urgency of modernizing our immigration system. The research was co-sponsored by Intel, the American Farm Bureau, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Google, Microsoft, the Western Growers Association, the National Council of Farmer Coops, the United Fresh Produce Association…and released at 62 news conferences in across the nation.
"This is a very important issue for the Idaho Farm Bureau," said Dennis Tanikuni. "Its not only about agriculture but every segment of the economy that uses general labor, so we're interested in a vital, legal, dependable workforce. Thats the reason why Farm Bureaus across the nation are participating in this effort today."