August 22, 2017
By Alex Pfeiffer
Republican Arkansas Sen. John Boozman lobbied for low-wage Mexican foreign workers on behalf of a personal friend, emails obtained by The Daily Caller reveal.A Boozman staffer, Rebecca Caldwell, emailed the U.S. consulate in Monterrey, Mexico to ask for 80 workers needed for a farm in Arkansas. The emails were obtained through an open record request by the Immigration Reform Law Institute and provided to TheDC.
Caldwell wrote in a May 28, 2015 email that she is contacting the consulate “on behalf of my constituent Doug Gillam of Gillam Farms of Arkansas, INC.”“The senator has asked that I reach out to you regarding this issue as he is personal friends with [redacted],” Caldwell added.
Boozman’s office did not respond to a press inquiry about who this personal friend is. However, Gillam owns the farm alongside his brother, Jeremy, who is the Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives. … Read the full story by Alex Pfeiffer.
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