Statement by UFW President Arturo S. Rodriguez Supreme Court's Decision re Health Care
"We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision upholding President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act because it affirms the basic right of health care coverage for tens of millions of Americans who don’t have it now.
"Yet we must also remember that the law still excludes millions of undocumented American workers and their families. The high court ruling only demonstrates the urgent need for genuine comprehensive immigration reform and the historic, bipartisan AgJobs bill the United Farm Workers negotiated with the agricultural industry—allowing undocumented farm workers in this country now to permanently stay by continuing to work in agriculture.
'Immigration reform will only become a reality with the support of Republicans in Congress so President Obama can sign it into law. Now is the time for the Republicans to act. "