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Trump Names N.C. Senator Facing Lawsuit and Department of Labor Investigation to Advisory Committee

Posted by on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 5:36 PM

click to enlarge Senator Brent Jackson (R-Sampson, Duplin, Johnston) - SEN. BRENT JACKSON / NCGA FILE PHOTO
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  • Senator Brent Jackson (R-Sampson, Duplin, Johnston)
Donald Trump has announced the formation of an "agricultural advisory committee," and one familiar name is on the list: Senator Brent Jackson, a Republican from Sampson County who co-chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

As we reported last week, Jackson's farm is currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. Jackson, his farm, and his son Rodney are currently being sued in federal court by seven former guest workers who claim that they had wages stolen from them and that they were retaliated against when they brought a lawsuit against Jackson. 

Jackson is one of sixty-four members of the Trump advisory committee. Other members include the governors of South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Iowa. 

"It is an honor and a privilege to be named to serve on this committee and I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to help shape Mr. Trump’s agriculture policies,”  Jackson said in a statement. “I am pleased that Mr. Trump recognizes the importance of agriculture to our nation and has formed this committee. In business, as well as politics, you have to surround yourself with qualified individuals to be successful. I have the upmost confidence in the leaders that Mr. Trump has chosen to serve on this committee to deal with the issues the agriculture community faces and to help promote policies that allow the industry to grow.”

Trump's "immigration reform" plan takes aim at guest worker programs, but last year, Reuters reported that Trump's companies have attempted to obtain over a thousand visas for guest workers. 

We've reached out to the Trump campaign for comment on the pending lawsuit and investigation, and will update with any response we receive.

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