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Farmworkers looking for more rights in Imperial County

Rep. Raul Ruiz

IMPERIAL, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-CA) looks to help Imperial County farmworkers by getting the Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed. 

The act would provide a pathway to citizenship for local farmworkers who work in the fields day and night. Ruiz says this will make the workforce more humane.

"It would provide a pathway to citizenship for local farm workers who toil in the fields day in and day out. This will keep farmers together for our farmworkers and their spouses and minor children," he said.

Ruiz says the act passed in the house of representatives and is now calling on 10 Republican senators to agree to pass it out of the senate and make it into law.

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