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How the Budget Bill Impacts Immigration Reform

This week Congress is, once again, on a tight deadline to fund the government. As government shutdown looms, the budget standoff is linked to another issue important to agriculture: immigration. Democratic leaders insist on including action dealing with DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, says Jim Wiesemeyer, ProFarmer’s Washington Policy analyst.

 

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