WASHINGTON (WCAX) New proposed border laws could prevent immigration policy from curdling the dairy industry. Vermont dairy farms frequently rely on immigrant labor to get milk from cows on the farm to your kitchen table. While seasonal workers can get visas, there’s no year-round program for migrants working on dairies. A proposal working its way to the U.S. House would change that, granting work papers for up to three years. Rep. Elise Stefanik says that makes more sense than offering a path to citizenship. “They’re not looking to become U.S. citizens. They’re here to work and oftentimes, eventually, they end up going back home. They’re the major financial support for their families. So, their priority is making sure there’s a legal status for them,” said Stefanik, R-New York. Stefanik says creating longer-term visas would provide stability to farms. She expects the House to vote on the idea this fall and hopes it can become law by the end of the year.