On behalf of the Central Coast Immigration Reform group (CCIR), I would like to thank the many citizens for signing the petition asking the county ag commissioner to make a study as to feasibility of the H-2A Federal Ag Workers Program.
In addition, the petition also asked for a county ordinance requiring all ag labor contractors to use H-2A.
We still intend to ask for the study, but for another reason. However, as to what happened to other counties that put such an ordinance in place, or contemplated doing so, we have dropped the second request.
Many of these counties suffered greatly at the hands of such organizations such as the ACLU, La Raza, MALDEF, etc. Although the ordinances were carefully crafted to meet legal challenges, numerous lawsuits were filed, in order to kill off or discourage all such ordinances in the name of civil rights of the undocumented, etc. Such lawsuits by big, well-funded groups were intended to cause such a giant financial drain on these government entities, as to totally discourage them from taking any action.
At this time, our 50-member group requests citizens fed up with the problems illegal immigration is causing to contact us, so they can be put on a call list when we need them for a massive outcry when Congress votes on the pending amnesty bill.