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Last month, we kicked off the “Do Your Jobs” campaign to remind Congress of all the immigrants who will be working hard to produce our food and drink this holiday season. Throughout the rest of the year, we will be profiling immigrant workers like Fidel (below), who work every day to contribute to our country. As Congress heads toward yet another long recess, it’s past time that House Republicans take action, and pass real immigration reform for the 11 million.
Fidel Silva works 14 to 16 hours a day harvesting potatoes.
Fidel is a potato farm worker in Idaho. In the winter, Fidel works in freezing temperatures to plant the potatoes for the following year’s harvest. During the summer, he and other potato workers irrigate the fields in 100 degree heat.
“We need immigration reform for people like me who work hard all year to support our families. We are working so that essential foods like potatoes are on the holiday table. Without the ability to work, what will happen to our families?”
Fidel works hard at his job. Congress, why aren’t you doing yours?
It’s time to give Fidel a vote.