During his remarks, Drs. Biden said the president supported the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bill that would grant seasonal legal status to seasonal farmworkers, many of whom are undisputed, and provide a 10-year path to citizenship.
“As chairman, people are fighting for what they often overlook,” Drs. Biden said. “And that’s exactly the kind of immigration policy he’s working to create – one that treats children and families with respect and creates appropriate avenues for citizenship, including essential workers.”
Thousands of Central Valley farmworkers are scheduled to receive a coronovirus vaccine on forty acres over six weekends in March and April. Gov. Gavin Newsome of California, a Democrat and his partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom joined the site as the first woman on Wednesday. Later, Drs. Biden handed vaccination cards and found workers waiting for the “I got my Kovid-19 vaccination” button to be vaccinated.
This year, California kicked off a Historical endeavor To get vaccinated to farmworkers, many of whom are unspecified and whose close working status has left them particularly vulnerable to the virus. Researchers at Purdue University estimate that about 500,000 agricultural workers have tested positive for the virus, and that at least 9,000 people have died. Is coronavirus More than 551,000 people died in the United StatesAccording to the New York Times count.
In President Biden’s first two months in office, union leaders praised his administration Most labor friendly In modern history. one of his First official work Dr. In order to keep a move in Chavez’s Oval Office, a decision by Drs. Biden said on Wednesday to applaud the incident. The first lady also repeated the farmworkers union motto, “Sí, se puede,” or “Yes, we can” several times during her speech.
“Kaiser dared to believe that our country could change – that we could change it,” she said. “Now, it’s up to us to deliver on that promise.”