In the midst of tedious impeachment proceedings, the House of Representatives united beyond party lines to mass an amnesty bill for more than a million illegal immigrants Wednesday.
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed by 260 votes to 165, recieving 34 votes from Republicans. Three Democrats voted no.
The bill creates a process for illegals to apply for legal residency in the United States on the basis of their employment in the agricultural sector. Individuals who have worked in the industry for six months in the past two years will be able to apply for residency, should the legislation be signed into law.
The bill’s supporters claim it is necessary in order to solve a supposed labor shortage affecting the American agricultural industry and lowering the profit margins […]
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