California Wants to 'Decriminalize' Immigrant Farm Workers

The California Department of of Food and Agriculture calls for a sweeping effort to protect immigrant farm workers — including those who traveled to the U.S. illegally — in a new plan outlining the state's agricultural future.

The plan, called AgVision 2030, asserts that immigrant labor is vital to the state's farm economy and advocates a raft of immigrant-friendly policies — including “decriminalization” of farm workers without proper immigration documents, increased access to health care and education for immigrants, and fewer immigration raids on farms.

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