• Vermonters testify on immigration bill
    April 21,2013

    Vermonters testify

    on immigration bill

    Two Vermonters are scheduled to testify in Washington, D.C., about the newly unveiled immigration reform bill.

    The two will appear Monday before the Judiciary Committee at the invitation of its chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. It will be the panel’s second hearing on comprehensive immigration reform proposals that were unveiled last week.

    Alyson Eastman of Orwell will testify about the role of foreign farm workers in Vermont agriculture.

    Megan Smith of Rutland, commissioner of the state Department of Tourism and Marketing, will testify about the need for seasonal workers in several Vermont industries, including the state’s travel, ski and tourism sectors.

    The hearing, which begins at 10 a.m., will be webcast live.

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