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National Milk Producers Federation Voices Frustration over Immigration Reform Impasse

July 1, 2014
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"In addition to the headaches this dilemma poses to dairy farmers, who still have to deal with workforce challenges, the lack of a legislative fix to our immigration system is bad news for America’s consumers," says NMPF's Jim Mulhern.   
 
 

Dairy group unhappy that "elected officials could not set aside partisan politics to address the dysfunctional policy" of the U.S. immigration system.

From Jim Mulhern, President and Chief Executive Officer, NMPF:

"It is very frustrating for America’s dairy farmers that our elected officials could not set aside partisan politics this year in order to finally address the dysfunctional policy of our immigration system. The irony is that virtually everyone on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue admits the status quo is unacceptable; yet we seem destined to continue suffering from it, because common-sense reforms remain beyond our reach.

In addition to the headaches this dilemma poses to dairy farmers, who still have to deal with workforce challenges, the lack of a legislative fix to our immigration system is bad news for America’s consumers, all of whom are dependent on a domestic food production system that itself is dependent on immigrant workers.

The reality is that most major public policy controversies take multiple efforts, by a variety of stakeholders working together in common cause, to finally make things happen. Immigration reform will happen. It is only a matter of time. We remain committed to that effort."
 

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