(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.
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com
Robert Patten, EastIdahoNews.com columnist