Immigration Reform Center

Mission

The California Landscape Contractors Association seeks immigration reform that establishes an abundant workforce, secures our borders, and ensures America's economic growth.


A Letter from CLCA President Frank Niccoli, CWM

Dear Green Industry Professional,

In 2006 we began telling “the other side of the story” to Congress regarding our present immigration laws and their overall effect on our nation's economy. We did this because our lawmakers were mostly hearing from people who just wanted to seal the borders and deport the estimated 12 million undocumented workers.

The landscape industry, like many other service industries, depends on foreign workers to narrow the expanding gap between our staffing needs and the labor market. Even during times of high unemployment, American workers are seldom interested in performing the manual labor that is part and parcel of the landscape trade.

Our present guest-worker visa program is a step in the right direction, but it’s nowhere near adequate to support the real labor needs of our country. Only a few thousand visas are granted each year for H2B workers, while the actual need for “essential workers” is in the millions.

CLCA supports a solution to the labor problem that addresses three key areas:

  1. Securing our borders and effectively verifying employment eligibility
  2. Establishing a path to legalization for undocumented workers who are already in this country
  3. Providing for a future flow of temporary workers to meet the needs of America’s economic growth

Congress responds to public opinion. One voice counts. YOUR voice counts!

We need your help. As individual business owners, we are asking you to get involved to continue the fight for sensible, comprehensive immigration reform.

To that end, CLCA has prepared a number of preformatted, easy-to-use email letters that you can send TODAY in seven minutes or less to your elected representatives in Congress. They need to hear the WHOLE story and enact new laws that meet our nation's present and future labor needs — YOUR needs.

Please use the Legislation Contact Tool — It will quickly take you step-by-step through the letter-building process to add your voice to the message that Congress needs to hear: that it’s time NOW to fix our broken immigration system so that we can continue our nation's economic prosperity.

This legislation can end up with a huge impact on your employees and profitability. Please take a few minutes and help our industry and your own business. If you would like more information on CLCA’s immigration reform campaign, please don't hesitate to contact the association at (916) 830-2780.

Make your voice heard in Washington. You can make the difference!

Frank Niccoli, CWM
President
California Landscape Contractors Association


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The fight for comprehensive immigration reform continues. Our elected representatives in the House and Senate need to know the WHOLE story. To date, they've heard mostly from those who would rather just deport undocumented workers without regard to the devastating impact that would have on our nation.

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