Sonny Perdue says Trump is open to immigrant labor remaining in the U.S.

Sonny Perdue says Trump is open to immigrant labor remaining in the U.S.

The recently confirmed secretary of agriculture said he has a "blueprint" to keep undocumented workers in the country.

May 3, 2017
KCUR

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Friday said President Trump may be open to creating a way for some undocumented immigrant workers to stay in the U.S. and Perdue is already working on a “blueprint” of policy guidelines to offer the president.

Refusing to call it a pathway to citizenship, Perdue says he would like to find a solution that would allow workers in the ag industry to remain in the U.S. legally. That’s despite Trump’s campaign promises to step up deportations of undocumented immigrants.

Trump met with farmers this week and heard about the challenges they face keeping laborers for dairies or field work, Perdue says.

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