Farmworkers Back Obama Order
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Tue Nov 25, 2014 07:28 AM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration may relieve as many as 450,000 farmworkers and more spouses from fear of deportation -- close to twice the original estimate, Farmworker Justice said Monday.

"The numbers of farmworkers who are likely to be eligible for administrative relief are very difficult to figure out. We're preliminarily saying it could be 450,000, but acknowledge it could be substantially less or more," said Bruce Goldstein, president of Farmworker Justice, a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety ...

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