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Vilsack Backs Immigration System Fix
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Apr 8, 2013 01:35 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack weighed in on the growing debate about immigration legalization Monday by stressing that fixing the immigration system is critical for America's food supply.

"We have a choice. We are either going to import workers or we are going to import food," Vilsack told members of the North American Agricultural Journalists.

There are heightened expectations that members of the U.S. Senate could unveil an immigration bill that would create a legalization process for the estimated 11 million or so people now in the country illegally. That bill also would create new guest-worker programs ...

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