posted on July 25, 2012 16:42
Republican Congressional Candidate Chris Collins held an agricultural luncheon in Batavia Wednesday.
Roughly 35 local family farmers came out to Terry Hills Banquet Facility to discuss what congress can be doing to help them. Collins said they really stressed improvement in the guest worker program and less restrictions on visas.
“One of the farmers said today that their farm was infectively raided by immigration officials, they came in unannounced basically ignoring due process, so it was just a good time to put all this on the table and for me to hear it and to ensure them as a member of congress and the majority I will work with President Romney to make sure the cabinet level officials and others understand their jobs is to help business not hurt them,” said Collins.
Collins said the biggest way for the government to help area farmers is to get out of their way.
Collins in running against Democrat Incumbent Kathy Hochul for the newly formed 27th Congressional district.