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S. 1038 - Agjobs Act of 2009

farmworkers, immigration, immigration rights, agricultural jobs, job opportunites, immigrant benefits, immigrant security - Immigration. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to improve agricultural job opportunities, benefits, and security for aliens in the United States and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Agjobs Act of 2009

S. 1038 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
farmworkers, immigration, immigration rights, agricultural jobs, job opportunites, immigrant benefits, immigrant security
Summary
A bill to improve agricultural job opportunities, benefits, and security for aliens in the United States and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve agricultural job opportunities, benefits, and security for aliens in the United States and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • AgJOBS Act of 2009
  • Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security Act of 2009
Sponsor
Dianne Feinstein
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Foreign labor
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Migrant, seasonal, agricultural labor
  • Travel and tourism
  • Visas and passports
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Major Actions
Introduced5/14/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/14/2009
5/14/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S5504-5506, S5517-5520)
5/14/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

22 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Agjobs Act of 2009

22 organizations supported this bill

Alliance for Worker Freedom
Johnson, Brian M. (2009, May 12). Letter to Senator Feinstein. Retrieved August 3, 2010, from Save US Farms.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
AILA (2010, May 26). AgJOBS Reintroduced in the House and Senate. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from AILA.
American Nursery & Landscape Association
ANLA (n.d.). AgJOBS, H.R.2414 and S.1038: . Retrieved August 4, 2010, from Key Nursery and Landscape Issues.
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs
Matthew Sheaff (2009, May 14). AFOP Applauds Introduction of the Agricultural Jobs Opportunities, Benefits, and Security. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs .
Change.org
Stevens, Jean (n.d.). Tell Congress: Pass AgJOBS now!. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from Change.org.
Farmworker Justice
Farmworker Justice (n.d.). AgJOBS & Immigration Legislation. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from Farmworker Justice.
Farmworkers Self-help, Inc.
James Brown (2009, May 14). AgJobs is back. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from Farmworkers Self-Help, Inc..
Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together
Cristina Sosa Noriega (2009, May 19). New AgJOBS Bill is a Step Towards Reform - Bill would provide a reliable workforce for struggling American farmers. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together.
National Association of American Wineries
National Association of American Winemakers & Winegrape Growers of America (n.d.). The Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from Wine and Grape Policy Conference.
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
Mann, Amy (2009, May 31). LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO ADDRESS AGRICULTURE LABOR SHORTAGES. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from NASDA.
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (n.d.). NCFC Praises Introduction of Legislation to Address Ag Labor Needs . Retrieved February 9, 2010, from National Council of Farmer Cooperatives .
National Council of La Raza
National Council of La Raza (n.d.). Immigrant Farmworker Legislation (AgJOBS). Retrieved February 4, 2010, from National Council of La Raza.
National Farm Worker Ministry
National Farm Worker Ministry (n.d.). Ag Jobs Update. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from http://www.nfwm.org/category/map/campaigns/agjobs.
National Immigration Forum
National Immigration Forum (n.d.). AgJOBS in the 111th Congress. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from National Immigration Forum.
NC Religious Coalition for Justice for Immigrants
NC Religious Coalition for Justice for Immigrants (2009, August 26). Support AGJOBS. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from NC Religious Coalition for Justice for Immigrants.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (n.d.). AgJobs Justice for Farm Workers and Labor Supply for Growers. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from Presbyterian Church, U.S.A..
U.S. Apple Association
U.S. Apple Association (2009, May 1). Apple Industry Applauds Introduction of 2009 AgJOBS Bill, Seeks Realistic and Effective Solution. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from U.S. Apple Association.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Josten, Bruce R. (2009, May 14). To the Members of the United States Senate. Retrieved August 3, 2010, from Save US Farms.
United Farm Workers
United Farm Workers of America (2010, May 11). Sign the AgJOBS Pledge. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from United Farm Workers of America.
United Fresh Produce Association
United Fresh Produce Association (n.d.). AgJOBS Legislation. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from United Fresh Produce Association.
WineAmerica
WineAmerica and Winegrape Growers of America (n.d.). POSITION PAPER The Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from WineAmerica.
Winegrape Growers of America
National Association of American Winemakers & Winegrape Growers of America (n.d.). The Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from Wine and Grape Policy Conference.

2 organizations opposed this bill

Heritage Foundation
McNeill, Jena Baker (2009, June 30). Ag JOBs Amnesty: The Wrong Way to Help American Agriculture. Retrieved August 4, 2010, from The Heritage Foundation.
Population-Environment Balance
Population-Enviroment Balance (n.d.). AGJOBS & DREAM Act Amnesty Bills Threaten Again – . Retrieved February 4, 2010, from Population-Enviroment Balance.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$45,730$10
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$37,694$77,333
John BarrassoRWY$14,550$23,900
Max BaucusDMT$282,827$19,200
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$37,952$0
Mark BegichDAK$304,890$90,174
Michael BennetDCO$225,681$160,361
Bob BennettRUT$8,000$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$58,899$16,251
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$500$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$912,461$247,492
Sherrod BrownDOH$342,896$60,600
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$11,600
Jim BunningRKY$20,615$1,450
Richard BurrRNC$68,283$82,550
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$206,625$250
Maria CantwellDWA$151,352$152,115
Ben CardinDMD$165,658$35,691
Tom CarperDDE$95,939$2,800
Bob CaseyDPA$507,031$67,513
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$174,028$557,398
Tom CoburnROK$9,187$134,943
William Thad CochranRMS$37,876$21,000
Susan CollinsRME$39,988$170,683
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$131,811$0
Bob CorkerRTN$56,784$199,501
John CornynRTX$72,169$480,572
Mike CrapoRID$35,533$1,500
Jim DeMintRSC$13,750$396,170
Chris DoddDCT$53,050$7,400
Byron DorganDND$17,500$2,250
Dick DurbinDIL$278,625$21,410
John EnsignRNV$21,498$69,425
Mike EnziRWY$11,894$8,250
Russ FeingoldDWI$390,112$81,621
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$428,590$32,600
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$543,026$67,259
Lindsey GrahamRSC$91,908$40,250
Chuck GrassleyRIA$37,200$59,800
Judd GreggRNH$500$0
Kay HaganDNC$1,835,367$42,197
Tom HarkinDIA$212,587$13,315
Orrin HatchRUT$21,036$42,966
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$27,247$254,459
Jim InhofeROK$21,975$157,925
Dan InouyeDHI$36,149$3,700
Johnny IsaksonRGA$31,900$60,850
Mike JohannsRNE$41,750$69,396
Tim JohnsonDSD$312,013$5,800
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$242,664$10,120
John KerryDMA$331,515$18,920
Amy KlobucharDMN$244,509$64,500
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$0
Jon KylRAZ$73,859$430,567
Mary LandrieuDLA$205,866$-2,184
Frank LautenbergDNJ$354,525$18,403
Patrick LeahyDVT$110,475$22,500
Carl LevinDMI$235,168$23,095
Joe LiebermanICT$257,456$40,300
Blanche LincolnDAR$215,821$0
Dick LugarRIN$43,750$7,200
Mel MartinezRFL$29,000$43,125
John McCainRAZ$62,139$222,423
Claire McCaskillDMO$361,368$48,110
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$206,903$535,733
Bob MenéndezDNJ$296,795$32,150
Jeff MerkleyDOR$528,462$87,445
Barbara MikulskiDMD$18,100$14,350
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$16,050$13,900
Patty MurrayDWA$267,897$88,978
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$154,932$1,500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$443,406$67,305
Mark PryorDAR$64,350$1,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$56,450$6,560
Harry ReidDNV$311,670$128,909
Jim RischRID$28,097$231,059
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$45,969$175,199
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$61,320$50,100
Bernie SandersIVT$399,621$38,100
Chuck SchumerDNY$170,628$40,300
Jeff SessionsRAL$20,244$95,870
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$521,830$89,567
Richard ShelbyRAL$16,200$10,400
Olympia SnoweRME$17,586$58,989
Arlen SpecterDPA$106,495$63,450
Debbie StabenowDMI$306,831$25,310
Jon TesterDMT$403,056$114,377
John ThuneRSD$44,336$337,542
Mark UdallDCO$591,219$316,897
Tom UdallDNM$521,439$141,004
David VitterRLA$33,663$282,475
George VoinovichROH$5,200$58,650
Mark WarnerDVA$1,313,101$8,383
Jim WebbDVA$680,626$45,140
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$206,636$64,310
Roger WickerRMS$48,100$128,575
Ron WydenDOR$56,470$9,500

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$45,730$10
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$37,694$77,333
John BarrassoRWY$14,550$23,900
Max BaucusDMT$282,827$19,200
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$37,952$0
Mark BegichDAK$304,890$90,174
Michael BennetDCO$225,681$160,361
Bob BennettRUT$8,000$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$58,899$16,251
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$500$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$912,461$247,492
Sherrod BrownDOH$342,896$60,600
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$11,600
Jim BunningRKY$20,615$1,450
Richard BurrRNC$68,283$82,550
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$206,625$250
Maria CantwellDWA$151,352$152,115
Ben CardinDMD$165,658$35,691
Tom CarperDDE$95,939$2,800
Bob CaseyDPA$507,031$67,513
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$174,028$557,398
Tom CoburnROK$9,187$134,943
William Thad CochranRMS$37,876$21,000
Susan CollinsRME$39,988$170,683
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$131,811$0
Bob CorkerRTN$56,784$199,501
John CornynRTX$72,169$480,572
Mike CrapoRID$35,533$1,500
Jim DeMintRSC$13,750$396,170
Chris DoddDCT$53,050$7,400
Byron DorganDND$17,500$2,250
Dick DurbinDIL$278,625$21,410
John EnsignRNV$21,498$69,425
Mike EnziRWY$11,894$8,250
Russ FeingoldDWI$390,112$81,621
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$428,590$32,600
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$543,026$67,259
Lindsey GrahamRSC$91,908$40,250
Chuck GrassleyRIA$37,200$59,800
Judd GreggRNH$500$0
Kay HaganDNC$1,835,367$42,197
Tom HarkinDIA$212,587$13,315
Orrin HatchRUT$21,036$42,966
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$27,247$254,459
Jim InhofeROK$21,975$157,925
Dan InouyeDHI$36,149$3,700
Johnny IsaksonRGA$31,900$60,850
Mike JohannsRNE$41,750$69,396
Tim JohnsonDSD$312,013$5,800
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$242,664$10,120
John KerryDMA$331,515$18,920
Amy KlobucharDMN$244,509$64,500
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$0
Jon KylRAZ$73,859$430,567
Mary LandrieuDLA$205,866$-2,184
Frank LautenbergDNJ$354,525$18,403
Patrick LeahyDVT$110,475$22,500
Carl LevinDMI$235,168$23,095
Joe LiebermanICT$257,456$40,300
Blanche LincolnDAR$215,821$0
Dick LugarRIN$43,750$7,200
Mel MartinezRFL$29,000$43,125
John McCainRAZ$62,139$222,423
Claire McCaskillDMO$361,368$48,110
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$206,903$535,733
Bob MenéndezDNJ$296,795$32,150
Jeff MerkleyDOR$528,462$87,445
Barbara MikulskiDMD$18,100$14,350
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$16,050$13,900
Patty MurrayDWA$267,897$88,978
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$154,932$1,500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$443,406$67,305
Mark PryorDAR$64,350$1,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$56,450$6,560
Harry ReidDNV$311,670$128,909
Jim RischRID$28,097$231,059
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$45,969$175,199
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$61,320$50,100
Bernie SandersIVT$399,621$38,100
Chuck SchumerDNY$170,628$40,300
Jeff SessionsRAL$20,244$95,870
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$521,830$89,567
Richard ShelbyRAL$16,200$10,400
Olympia SnoweRME$17,586$58,989
Arlen SpecterDPA$106,495$63,450
Debbie StabenowDMI$306,831$25,310
Jon TesterDMT$403,056$114,377
John ThuneRSD$44,336$337,542
Mark UdallDCO$591,219$316,897
Tom UdallDNM$521,439$141,004
David VitterRLA$33,663$282,475
George VoinovichROH$5,200$58,650
Mark WarnerDVA$1,313,101$8,383
Jim WebbDVA$680,626$45,140
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$206,636$64,310
Roger WickerRMS$48,100$128,575
Ron WydenDOR$56,470$9,500

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$14,443,335
Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,269,060
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,152,022
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$761,638
Farm organizations & cooperatives$403,291
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$299,375
Food wholesalers$298,300
Florists & Nursery Services$285,506
Chambers of commerce$211,629
Labor, anti-union$51,004
Public official (elected or appointed)$24,001
Agricultural labor unions$13,000
Immigration Rights Policy$0
Farm bureaus$0
Farmers, crop unspecified$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$5,504,945
Environmental policy$2,857,591
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