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Speaker: Ali Noorani
Illustrating the National Immigration Forum’s work with conservative and moderate faith, law enforcement and business leaders, Ali will discuss the value and importance of immigrants to the American economy and various industries, including the agricultural sector. He will discuss how local communities and economies across the US benefit from immigrants, and the cultural and political context of today’s immigration debate.
Moderated by Jeff Stone, Executive Director of the Oregon Association of Nurseries
The lack of available labor is at a crisis point. The nursery industry is at risk and the political climate is volatile. National and regional experts dive into what can be done, what visas may emerge from Congress, and the severe challenges that are ahead for the green industry. Come hear the gritty reality and get a peek behind the curtain of what efforts are being made to help the nursery and greenhouse industry survive.