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April, 2006

 

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April 30, 2006

Migrant care event group's last
Su Salud hosts final Tour of Life at camp

 

Union, contractor have a deal - now what?
 

Immigrant march slated for Orlando

 

Changing views
Pueblo Bonito was conceived in 1995 and built in 1999. Along with

much-needed affordable housing came fears from surrounding neighborhoods

that the community was just another slum. They were wrong.

 

Businesses gear up for Monday's immigration rally, boycott

 

Hispanics plan business closures
Immigrants, activists to participate in Monday's 'Great American Boycott'

 

Immigrants across state prepare to demonstrate

 

Days are long, work is hard `To be here is a dream,

' says an undocumented immigrant who toils to send money to his family.

Former picker says incentives for Americans have vanished from Florida's citrus industry.

 

April 29, 2006
Radio takes a stance ... on both sides
 

Construction sites brace for losses during march

 

What spiritual leaders say about immigration debate
As immigrants, legal and illegal, protest U.S. immigration policies

and congressional proposals to change them, we asked our

Faith & Values columnists to weigh in on the issues. This is what they had to say:

 

Local immigrants to march in Laurel

 

Meat plants plan closures for immigration rallies
 

Rallies to call attention Monday to immigrant rights

 

Immigrants plan for work stoppage, boycott

 

CONSTRUCTION
Fearing raids, workers stay home
Thousands of absent construction workers shut down or

crippled job sites throughout South Florida this week

 

National Boycott Plans Creating a New Divide

 

Monday protest opponents urge counter-boycott
Businesses that close in support of immigrants' cause targeted

 

Employers change hiring practices amid crackdown
Local businesses shift hiring duties to contractors, rely on returning

workers as feds get tough on illegal aliens

Don't boycott, immigrant leaders advise

 

Bush opposes national boycott
 

Latinos divided on Monday's protests

 

Immigrant boycott worries fast-food industry; Chains are offering

workers support, encouragement

 

Boycott pushes shutdowns
Some stores to close so Hispanics can draw attention to

immigration policies

 

Many who are legal are wary

 

April 28, 2006

Rights march Monday

 

Farms will let workers go to rally

 

Female migrants take on risks
Rape considered the price to cross border into U.S.

 

Bosses bypass worker status website

 

April 27, 2006
Immigrants hope reforms include all ethnic groups

 

Migrant housing builders vanish

 

Immigrants Would Leave Big Hole

 

April 26, 2006
Many 'guest workers' vulnerable, migrant advocates say

 

Bush prods Senate on migrant bill

 

US agriculture and immigration tied in a knot

 

Immigrant community scarce after federal crackdown

 

Police expect big, peaceful immigration rally
A march of as many as 10,000 people will close some

downtown Orlando streets Monday.

 

Senators optimistic on passing immigration bill after meeting with Bush
 

Blast survivor urges justice for immigrants
Injured farmworker speaks at vigil outside federal building in Syracuse.

 

Big crop forecast could mean labor shortage
 

April 25, 2006\
Bush Says Massive Deportation Is Not Realistic

 

Kunia's deadliest crash

 

After Quitting A.F.L.-C.I.O., Group Suggests Reunion of Sorts

 

U.S. attorney: Drug evidence safe

 

Migrant debate looming for Bush

 

House to vote on changes to seat belt bill

 

Guest workers vulnerable

 

Immigrants marching Monday

 

Immigration Law of 1986 Shaping Current Debate
 

April 24, 2006
Calling for action
Activists tour poverty-stricken Immokalee, lending support to poor

farmworkers and campaigning for their rights

 

In Mexico, Immigration Seen As Inevitable
 

Ethel Kennedy marches in support of farmworkers

 

2 men, same number: Lives 2,000 miles apart change for better, worse

 

Farmers fear fallout from migrant bills
Crop owners say legislation barring illegals could devastate industry,

drive up food prices
 

1,200 March Peacefully to Support Immigrant Rights

 

A Kennedy again walks with poor
 

April 23, 2006
Flawed immigration laws pose risks to everyone
Stolen Social Security numbers used to get jobs


Migrant farmworkers at Sin Fronteras will boycott

 

Poor health related to inadequate housing for immigrant farmworkers

in the USA

 

April 22, 2006
Stakes up in migrant debate
Feds hope employers will follow laws

 

Is immigration broken?

 

May 1 focus of migrant work stoppage

 

Migrant tally called misleading
Experts: Apprehension numbers aside, most entrants make it in

 

Crackdown on Workers Brings Dismay and Anxiety

AFL-CIO president, Ethel Kennedy lend support to Florida farmworkers

 

Former braceros say guest workers abused

 

April 21, 2006
Raid brings fear, approval in Biglerville

 

Crackdowns on immigrant employers to increase

 

Local Latinos experience housing prejudice

 

Frist Will Try Anew for Immigration Bill

 

Some undocumented immigrants' kids could get in-state tuition

 

Asparagus near ready for picking
Migrant workers not yet here to help


April 20, 2006
State tells employers to set up rules for working in heat


Residents sound off on illegal workers
The immigration debate and border security are topics at a town-hall meeting.

 

Boycott the boycott?
'Day without immigrants' fails to gather steam in EP

 

Plan for May 1 migrant protest kindles anxiety


Immigrant activists to rally
Marches are planned in Orlando and Polk County in support of changing the law.

 

U.S. Cracks Down on Hiring of Illegal Immigrants
 

April 19, 2006
Farm union helps in recruiting and hiring immigrant workers
A firm figure for solidarity

 

As border-control device, San Diego's fence divides
Barrier cuts down on local chaos, but critics say it just shifts the problem elsewhere-- and underground

 

Projects target farmworkers' housing plight

 

On migrants, does Mexico have a double standard?

 

Immigration Reform Won't Come Easy, Nelson Says

 

Farmers Hire Migrant Workers in Order to Survive

 

Migrants begin return to Oceana as nation debates immigration law

 

April 18, 2006
Some Immigrants Reject Notion of ‘Earned’ Citizenship
Legislative punishment called ‘double jeopardy’ for taxpaying low wage workers

 

Bill allows immigrants in-state tuition rates

 

Employers risk little in hiring illegal labor

 

Growers, Farm Labor Contractor Fined In Pesticide Overspray
 

April 17, 2006
Costa Mesa's Pioneering Migrant Stance Is Costly
The push to help enforce federal law, and the resulting debate, eat up not just money but time. Sifting e-mail from the public is a major chore.

 

Farmers Say They've Got Fruit but No Labor
In Washington state, migrants increasingly pass up apple orchards for better-paying jobs.

 

Congressional candidates feel pressure on both sides

Giving their dream a roof

 

Behind the Debate: Propelled to Protest, Driven to Migrate
Mexican Deportee's U.S. Sojourn Illuminates Roots of Current Crisis

 

Editorial
Hasten, but still require, state review of labor appeal

 

April 16, 2006
THE NEW FOREIGN AID
The Seeds of Promise

 

Migrants Reshape Pueblos With Ideas del Norte

 

U.S. employers send for immigrants
By Julie Watson and Olga R. Rodriguez

 

Activists planning to step up their efforts
 

Leaders came together for march
Groups plan similar protests

 

The Nation
Going After Migrants, but Not Employers

 

April 15, 2006
Apopka group spreads call to rally for migrant rights

 

Activists call for the boycott of U.S. firms

 

Health Clinics for Poor May Lose Aid

 

Saunders seeks $200,000 to fight slaveryIf the Legislature

approves, the money would establish a task force and

train law enforcers to combat trafficking

April 14, 2006
Growers back guest worker program
Rogue Valley agricultural interests depend on a migrant labor force

 

Immigrants Unlikely To Gain KidCare Access

 

César Chávez and Environmentalism

 

Local residents say they'll join May boycott

 

Senate priority: migrant workers
GOP LAWMAKERS URGE BUSH TO WEIGH IN

 

Ag-Mart ties drug to birth defects: Grower suspects thalidomide use

 

April 13, 2006

Relief drive amasses clothing for farm workers to guard against pesticides

 

Growers and union hail new agreement for Global Horizons, UFW

 

April 12, 2006

Edgefield County farm depends on migrant workers

 

Migrant housing project remains on hold as the number

of families in Pueblo grow

 

HEALTH INSURANCE
Despite surplus, 14,000 kids go withoutFarmworkers thought this year

their kids would get subsidized health insurance, but theHouse is

balking, despite a record surplus.
 

Farm Labor Contractor, Union in Pact
The agreement between Global Horizons and the UFW offers benefits for guest workers.

 

Sensing change, migrants rush to the border

 

April 11, 2006

Immigration gathering set for May 1 in Orlando

 

Huge Crowds March for Immigration Rights

 

Union, contractor form curious coalition

 

'We Decided Not to Be Invisible Anymore'
Pro-Immigration Rallies Are Held Across Country

 

Immigrants march for right to work

 

Immigration rally draws 5,000 in Lake Worth

 

New civil rights movement spreads
More than a million people march nationwide over immigration policies

 

Seen and heard
An estimated 75,000 immigrants and supporters flood Fort Myers in protest of immigration reform

 

Courthouse rally unites Manatee's immigrants

 

Marchers at immigration rally demand justice, respect

 

75,000 march here
Massive local gathering joins in nationwide show of unity

 

Across the U.S., `We Are America'
Immigrants and their supporters call for dignified treatment
and,

above all, legalization. Some recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
 

Farmworkers' Union Is Set to Announce First National Contract for Guest Workers

 

April 10, 2006
Migrant issue divides Latinos
Dissenting voices drowned out by pro-immigrant rallies

 

Farmers Watch Debate on Immigration Reform

 

Farm labor group to hold march Wednesday
Cross-cultural theme to be focus of event

 

Migrants brace for state laws
Legislatures push own measures as Congress struggles to reach consensus

 

2,000 rally in Orlando for immigrant rights
As many as 2 million are expected to march in more than 140 cities across the U.S. today.

 

Catholic church steps into migrant debate
 

Researchers: Farmworkers' health at risk due to inadequate housing

 

April 9, 2006

Skit helps teach Schilling students about Cesar Chavez
Teacher surprised at how little his students knew about the activist

 
Wet weather hits farm workers hard

 

Union inroads for migrants
Farm workers' group pushes for better pay, rights; joins AFL-CIO

 

The Border Of Hope And Fear

 

EDITORIAL
It's the President's Turn

 

Senate's Failure to Agree on Immigration Plan Angers

Workers and Employers Alike

 

April 8, 2006

Analysis: Migrant measure stalls in Senate
The reform package's fate is uncertain after it is stymied by partisan

maneuvering and lawmakers break for two weeks.


Growers want to forestall pesticide notification program

 

Ag towns help workers learn, adapt

 

Even in Maine, Latinos' Future Affects Economy

 

April 7, 2006
Newell Migrant Center to get upgrade

 

Mexicans and Filipinos share common history in California
Discussion at UCSD will highlight the historical coalitions of the two groups

during the farmworker movement.

 

Some Mexicans bypassing U.S. for Canada's guest worker program

 

Immigration Bill Stalls in Senate
Republicans Insist on Amending Measure

 

Immigration Compromise Is Stalled in Senate

Nominee Is Grilled Over Program on Pesticides
 

April 6, 2006
150 protest Pajaro nursery employees firing

 

A nation divided on immigrationIn rural North Carolina, as in Congress,

divisions are deep - and solutions elusive.

 

Senate Takes New Tack on ImmigrationA GOP-proposed `

path to citizenship' has some illegal workers return home,

pay taxes and study civics. Discord with House is likely.

Senate Struggles for a Deal on Immigration

 

Call goes out for equal rights for N.Y. farmworkers

 

Senate GOP Deal on Immigration Bill Likely
Wide Bipartisan Support Would Break Logjam

 

Debate over illegals roils onion country
 

April 5, 2006
FLOC leader talks immigration at Bluffton U


Clamor for migrant bill
Senate racing for solution on guest workers

 

Farmers: Hispanic labor needed

 

April 3, 2006
DISPATCH FROM A SHEEPHERDER'S CAMP
The Job No Americans Want Isn't Getting Any Easier

 

Picking Season Brings Ergonomics to Field

 

WAVES OF SUPPORT
Heated interest in immigration reform draws large crowd

 

48 local migrant workers sue Indiana firm Say subpar treatment,

housing greeted them; recruiter calls case a free-money scheme

Tighter borders could change face of region
Thousands come to work; some stay for good

 

April 2, 2006
Farmworkers demonstrate to pressure McDonald's for higher wages
 

Mexican father finds opportunity in N.C.

 

Immigration has high stakes for agriculture

 

They work rain or shine, hot or cold
After 16 years in Oregon, a 72-year-old man says he might return to Mexico

 

Being an immigrant shouldn't be a felony


Celebrating Chavez

 

Companies pay heed to farm workers' needs

 

April 1, 2006
Mexican workers plea before panel

 

Migrant strike: Some will, some won't

 

Local farmers feel immigration effect

 

Rally draws 6,000
'Real thing' teaches teens how to protest

 

Workers rally for safety; Speakers address immigration reform bills

Statehouse assembly challenges failure of pesticide-protection bill

 

UFW veterans remember Cesar Chavez
They're public officials today

 

Alternative to immigrant labor is $5 apples

 

Some Latino kids in Arizona are vague on who Cesar Chavez was

 

Cesar Chavez legacy celebrated 400 honor rights leader in Glendale