immigration debate

Sen. Enzi answers questions on immigration reform

May 10, 2013

US Senator from Wyoming, Mike Enzi, addressed his constituents online about their concerns over immigration reform. In a video chat he releases bi-monthly, Enzi says that for Wyoming, guest worker programs are important, because ranchers rely on them for workers like sheep herders. He says that for him, the immigration reform bill that the Senate will soon consider needs to have a true E-verify component -- a program that lets employers check their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States.

With the federal election concluded, many members of Congress are back to disagreeing over the issue of immigration reform.  Wyoming's delegation has an interest in the debate.  Matt Laslo has more from Washington...

LASLO: Wyoming's immigration issues are different than those faced in other parts of the country. Seasonal workers are needed to help staff up the tourism industry, but Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis points out a less well known reason the state needs migrant workers.