The American Dairy Coalition (ADC) issued a statement this afternoon urging Hispanic dairy employees not to panic over the possible election of Donald Trump next week.
ADC is nationwide coalition of dairy farmers and industry partners to promote effective federal dairy, labor and business policy.
There apparently is growing fear of mass, forced deportation of undocumented employees should Trump be elected President. ADC tried to allay those fears with the following statement this afternoon:
“It has been brought to our attention that some immigrant employees have concerns and are planning a rapid exit from the United States if Donald Trump is elected President in fear of deportation.
“It is important to remind employees there is no need to make a quick decision or do anything at this time. Regardless of who is elected President, they won’t be inaugurated until January 20th, 2017.
“Also, the Senate requires 60 votes to pass a bill of this nature which is very unlikely to happen. ICE and Homeland Security do not have the staff or money necessary to construct a massive deportation of immigrants.
“Be assured that The American Dairy Coalition will be watching this tenuous situation closely and will work very hard to make sure our current workforce is allowed to continue to provide jobs to our dairy, livestock and agriculture operations.”