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Want to learn more about why migrant farm workers are so important to the American farm and our national economy? Do you want to find out more about E-Verify and how it would threaten our food security and independence, unless packaged with a true solution?

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New proposal - Rep. Dan Lungren - "Legal Agricultural Workforce Act" Summary

Current bill - H.R.2164 - "The Legal Workforce Act"
Summary, status and full text of legislation currently under consideration in Congress which mandates use of E-Verify by all employers in the United States. The bill was introduced on June 14, 2011 by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX).

Background - “What is E-Verify?”
A government primer on the Internet-based employee eligibility system managed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Background - E-Verify Wiki
Overview of E-Verify and its history, including references to federal and state government application.

Past proposals, AgJOBS - S. 1038
Senate version of AgJOBS compromise legislation introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ).

Past proposals, AgJOBS - H.R. 2412
House version of AgJOBS compromise legislation introduced by Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA).

Analysis - “‘Silent Raids’ & E-Verify immigration enforcement are destroying U.S. farms”
Commentary by Amherst College Copeland Fellow and migrant farm worker expert Daniel Altshuler examines the impact E-Verify, as it currently stands, is having on America's farms.

Research & Analysis - "Why Domestic Agriculture Needs New, Workable Farm Labor Alternatives Now"
Key messages from the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) 2010 Survey of H-2A Employers.

Research - The Census of Agriculture
Every five years, the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service releases a detailed census on the state of American agriculture.

Research - USDA Economic Research Service
The economic and policy analysis division of the USDA. Access to information and data on the U.S. agricultural industry.