Idaho Dairymen Keeping Tabs on Immigration Debate

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0  Updated at 8:37 am, May 8th, 2013 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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(TWIN FALLS, ID) – Idaho’s dairy farmers are paying close attention to the ongoing immigration debate in Congress. Officials with the Idaho Dairymen’s Association estimate that 75

percent of dairy workers in the state are immigrants, though U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador estimates that number is as much as 90 percent. They say they’d like to see a streamlined visa

application process that would enable migrant workers to stay in the country year-round. Lawmakers hope to have an immigration bill ready for a vote later this summer.