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Fighting for sensible immigration solutions that stabilize our workforce and save Idaho’s family farms, small businesses, and economy.


About ABIC in Idaho

ABIC Idaho unites farmers, business leaders, and policymakers who drive Idaho’s economy in the pursuit of sensible immigration solutions that benefit the people and economy of our state.

Our Idaho Staff Members

James O’Neill
Director of Outreach

James O’Neill

James O’Neill graduated from James Madison College at Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy and two minors in Philosophy and Science, Technology, Environment, and Public Policy.

During college he was a summer intern for IBIC, and after graduating, he worked briefly as a constituent services caseworker for then-Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL) before coming on as the Director of Suburban Outreach for IBIC.

He is now the Director of Outreach for ABIC specializing in building out chapter potential in the Midwest Region and relationship building in the Agriculture sector.

Junior Enrique Sanchez
Intermountain State Director

Enrique Sanchez

Enrique Sanchez is a graduate of the University of Utah, holding a degree in Political Science and a degree from Salt Lake Community College in Criminal Justice. Enrique spent time in Washington D.C. completing an internship with the Ibarra Strategy Group. A long-time Utah resident, Enrique worked as a Community Specialist with a local police department and local government for almost five years prior to joining ABIC. Enrique is a board member of the Park City Youth Football Ute Conference and the Park City Community Foundation. Prior to making strides in the Utah leadership realm, Enrique spent time in Courchevel, France as part of a foreign exchange program. As a proud DACA recipient and activist, Enrique is excited to bring his perspective as a Utah-raised Latinx immigrant to the table and is passionate about ABIC’s mission to promote sensible immigration reform.

What We Do

ABIC Idaho

Convene agriculture stakeholders, Idaho farmers, small business owners, and policy makers to shape immigration policy that helps grow Idaho’s farms, businesses, and economy.

Advocate for state and federal immigration policy like the Farm Workforce Modernization Act that grows our labor market and puts Idaho’s economy first by creating an earned pathway to citizenship for the undocumented immigrants who comprise 50% of our nation’s farm workforce.

News & Updates

Read the Latest News & Commentary

April 4, 2022

Idaho Statesman: Fixing Idaho’s farm labor shortage will require fixing immigration. The Senate should act.

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