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December 31, 2005
Farm labor contractor losing license

 

New call for forest labor review
Rialto congressman will seek hearings on working conditions of the pineros.

 

December 30, 2005
Bill on Illegal-Immigrant Aid Draws Fire

 

December 29, 2005
Giving farmworkers hope for better life
Program's focus on health, housing, labor conditions

 

Task force forms to aid orchardists

 

December 28, 2005
No one's on the fence as Mexico rips 'disgraceful' plan, U.S. cites security
 

December 27, 2005
Pay for braceros buried in red tape
Farmworkers seek wages earned from 1940s through '60s

 

Editorial: A Forest Service duty
Set up camps for pineros near jobs


December 26, 2005
Ag labor shortage looms

 

Immokalee volunteers make Christmas magic
Some 5,000 migrant workers share holiday spirit and dinner

 

Northside Kiwanis, WCI deliver Christmas cheer

to thousands in Immokalee

 

EDITORIAL
The politics of pesticides

 

December 25, 2005
Pesticide woes draw legislators' attention

 

December 24, 2005
Migrants lost work due to hurricanes, struggle to send funds home

 

Migrants give thanks for family at holiday
Feast reconnects them with Mexican culture


December 23, 2005
Holiday visit worth the risk for migrants

 

Bearing gifts
In keeping with tradition, Hispanics celebrate Christmas with Posadas

 

Editorial
House on immigration: Pandering, not reform

 

December 22, 2005
Washington state again fires warning to LA-based contractor

 

Association donates towards housing project

 

Tragedy is echoed as crash kills forest worker

 

Global Horizons faces deadline

 

Immigrant Impasse
Migrant child protection faces a rocky road in Congress


Healthy Start holds Christmas party for migrant families

 

December 21, 2005
Group Plans Aid Trip For Migrant Workers

 

Tougher illegal immigration laws coming?

 

December 20, 2005
Farm-worker cash advances draw criticism

 

Labor camp issues fuel town meeting: State senator,

others look for some answers

 

Pesticide cloud hangs over Ag-Mart's Florida-grown

Santa Sweets tomatoes

 

Mexican Leader Condemns U.S. for Migrant Bill Passed by House

 

Federal crackdown on illegal workers could cripple building,

farming industries
 

December 19, 2005
New Efforts To Fight Case Of "Modern Day Slavery"

 

Politics weigh heavily in pesticide approval process, critics say

 

Use of pesticide exemptions for emergencies debated

 

December 18, 2005
The border -- dividing line or common ground?
 

Carlitos, a farmworkers' son with no limbs, turns 1

 

December 17, 2005
94-year-old bracero featured in Sentinel

receives $250 from anonymous donor
 

Learning the hard way
Winter absences often hinder progress of migrant students

 

'Immigrants ... are not criminals'
Many decry criminalizing provisions of House bill,

have questions about extent

 

U.S. House OKs construction of 700-mile fence along U.S. border

 

Southland looking for farm labor

 

December 16, 2005
Imperial Valley EDD Serves Breakfast to Farm Workers

 

SBCAG delays vote on unmet transit needs

 

Return of the 'braceros?'
Millions of young Mexicans work in U.S. under

government program half-century ago

 

Business group calls for end to UFW tactic

 

December 15, 2005
Mendota embraces builder's $70m plan

 

Fox stands behind migrant work force
Mexican president calls for feasible guest program, end

to nativist backlash
 

December 14, 2005
Ministry helps feed 130 farmworker families
 

Bill would halt illegal farmworkers
The measure could affect 90% of workers, state growers say.

 

McDonald’s on Tip-toes with Newly Empowered Farmworkers

 

Idaho suit over illegal immigration tossed
 

December 13, 2005
Agency helps farm worker provide for her large family

 

December 12, 2005
No such thing as 'temporary workers'

 

Concern over McD tomato policy grows
Critics say fast feeder should address farm

workers' 'subpoverty' wages, conditions

 

IMMIGRATION
Labor real issue, not guarding borders

 

December 11, 2005
House to Take Up Stricter Immigration Measure
GOP, Administration Divided on Plan to Boost Border Security, Tighten Job Market

 

December 9, 2005
Labor contractor back
Despite conviction for abusing workers, license legally granted

 

Migrant bill moves forward in House
Employer checks would be required

 

State hopes to clear up migrant education questions

 

Editorial
Pombo drags his feet on migrant abuse issue


OUR VIEW: Guest worker program a sound idea

 

December 8, 2005
Farm workers' poor driving skills threaten road safety
 

December 7, 2005
Immigration reform splits GOP as businesses and conservatives at odds

 

Citrus comes to aid of farm workers

 

Local farmers fret over rising cost of wages

 

December 6, 2005
Farmers say they need more field workers
PERSPECTIVE: Some labor economists and agencies

are skeptical of the growers' labor-shortage claims.
 

Labor shortage problematic for orchardists

 

December 5, 2005
Farmworker, 22, dies after tractor rolls over near Simi
 

Picking a Battle Over Shortage of Farmworkers
 As some winter crops may be left to rot, farm advocates lobby

for immigration reform.
 

EDITORIAL
Growing healthy babies

 

Farmers Worried About Lack of Laborers

 

December 4, 2005
94-year-old bracero still awaits payment from Mexican government
 

Migrants' status hangs in limbo
As President Bush weighs various immigration

reform proposals in Congress, illegal migrants in the United States

wonder how upcoming changes will affect their status.

Guest worker proposals renew interest in retired migrants

 

Immigration limits invite violations, local experts say
Border policy called costly, too complex

 

December 3, 2005

Ambassador wants rights for migrant workers
Voice from Mexico: He says migrant workers should have human rights

and labor rights in the U.S.

 

The Family Tobacco Farm
Three Generations Of Jarmocs Have Grown Tobacco In Connecticut


 Immigration problem divides Congress

 

Slim pickings in search for farmworkers
Border crackdown, other jobs drain supply of illegals

 

Illegal immigrant jobs protested in Woodburn


December 2, 2005
Migrant educators face daily challenge
For two school district employees, better-paying jobs have been

in the offing, but helping migrant families is a passion.
 

Churches call on McDonald's to pay more to tomato pickers
 

Housing needs of farmworkers debated

 

A drought of farm labor
 

Farm labor camp requests investigation
Board says audit revealed possible cause for concern

 

December 1, 2005
Farmworkers' Families Need A Helping Ham

 

Help for pineros vowed
Forest Service chief wants big changes

 

Not Enough Mexicans
As Congress tackles immigration reform and resentment of laborers

from Mexico swells, few are facing the real nature of the crisis.
 

Looking for methyl bromide alternatives: P.V. strawberry growers

say pesticide is essential to production

 

 

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