Bruce - Mesa County

Bruce - Mesa County

“Our survival in high touch agriculture is dependent upon a dependable, quality labor source. If we are unsuccessful in getting a good guest worker program, something that works, ultimately production will have to follow labor. Failure is, we don’t get to [produce] here anymore.”

— Bruce, Mesa County

Bruce is a fifth-generation peach farmer in Palisade, Colorado. The livelihood that brought his ancestors to Grand Valley relies upon a sensible, empathetic approach to immigration. “Our ancestors came here in 1907 and we’ve been farming peaches here ever since. Peaches are the one thing that have really excelled in this area, and hopefully we’ll be doing it 50 or 100 years from now.”

As Attorney General, I will protect migrant workers, defends DACA, and works proactively with farmers to develop a strong guest worker program. Not only is a strong stance on protecting immigrants humane, it is essential to the economic survival and development of agriculture on Colorado’s Western Slope. Read more about my personal immigrant story here.