POSTED: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 5:13pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 3:09am
TYLER-Last Thursday a U.S. Senator from California introduced an agricultural guest-worker bill in Washington. Some are calling the bill ambitious.
The proposed bill, if passed, would grant citizenship to almost two million illegal farm workers and their families.
Politicians who are for the bill say it's needed to keep farms in business because right now they can't find people willing to do the hard labor that comes with working in the fields.
The illegal immigrant farm workers could attain temporary legal status after they meet certain criteria, including a commitment to keep working in agriculture for several years.
After doing this, then they could apply to becomes a U.S. citizen.