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Sen. Feinstein: Trump Immigration Plan Would 'Cripple' Calif. Agriculture

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By    |   Thursday, 03 Aug 2017 09:40 AM

President Donald Trump's "merit-based" immigration system would "cripple" agriculture in the state of California, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday. 

"We're the largest agricultural producer in America. It's a $50 billion industry. We employ tens of thousands of agricultural workers," the California Democrat told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

"They are among a class that this would prohibit. It would cripple agriculture if they didn't have the people coming in to do this work.

"What we have found is Americans will not do this kind of stooped labor in 100-degrees temperature," she added.

Trump on Wednesday announced his support for legislation that would limit legal immigration and create a system focused on merit and skills.

Feinstein said she hoped the immigration bill would not see "the light of day."

"I think in the judiciary committee it's not going to be very welcomed,"she said.

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President Donald Trump's "merit-based" immigration system would "cripple" agriculture in the state of California, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday.
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