December, 2006




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December 31, 2006 
Border crackdown spurs smuggling
'Coyotes' have become more necessary to cross,

increasing their profits

Hispanic Teenagers Join Southern Mainstream

December 30, 2006
Rain Is The Last Straw For Berries

Cost of fence along U.S.-Mexico border pegged at $60 billion
The latest estimate is 10 times higher than earlier expected.

Even more would be needed to purchase land.

December 28, 2006
Name The Surprise Threat To Florida's Citrus Industry


Impact of Guard on border is unclear

December 27, 2006
Charities linked to UFW are cleared
Procedures should be changed to avoid any further appearance

of impropriety, the attorney general says.

December 26, 2006
Bipartisan Effort to Draft Immigration Bill


For Christmas, they give
Volunteers help make “Christmas in Immokalee”

memorable for families of migrant workers

December 25, 2006
Study links pesticide to learning disorder


Hurricane set back dreams
Pahokee family lost trailer, a life they had just begun


December 24, 2006
Meatpacking industry has a long history of reliance on immigrant laborer


Farm worker apartments break new ground in state
Warren County affordable-housing complex is first of kind in Tennessee

Chapel in the trees victim of alien hunt
Squatters’ church evicted from wealthy canyon

Immigrants Go From Farms to Jails, and a Climate of Fear Settles In


Fruit industry part of debate over workers' health care

December 23, 2006
Too many farm labor contractors fail to register with state

December 22, 2006 
Nursery to pay $150,000 to five former Haitian employees

December 21, 2006
When there's no harvest, Second Harvest always on hand to help

December 20, 2006
Farm-worker housing could come to Wapato


Lawmakers use Swift raids to bolster locked-in positions


Activists Urge City to Become a “Sanctuary”

December 19, 2006
Nun finds hope in faith after crash

December 18, 2006
Immigrant Labor Or Machines?

December 17, 2006
Democrats divided on immigration law reform


Carlitos enters wonderful twos

December 16, 2006
Donation helps migrant association assist kids


Meat plant raids may spur reform
Immigration agents pick up 1,282 workers suspected of being in the U.S. illegally


December 15, 2006
Prototype for migrant housing deemed too expensive


Immigrant rights groups hopeful that reform package will pass


U.S. meat industry is rattled by raids
Raids at meatpacking plants are triggering calls for reform.


Farm Worker Village to get $9.2M federal makeover

December 14, 2006
Raids draw skepticism from both sides in immigation debate


Swift raid largest in American history
9 percent of company work force arrested


Farmworker housing wins zoning OK

December 13, 2006
State guest worker numbers up 500%


Farmworker Camp Plan OK'd

December 12, 2006
Catholics decry plight of farm workers


Bishops go to bat for farmworkers


Starr strikers remember landmark walkout

December 11, 2006
Catholic leaders seek workers' rights


East Manatee church brings holiday smiles to

the faces of migrant families at Falkner Farms


December 10, 2006
Survivors of '66 farm workers strike will meet to

assess their legacy

Feds targeting employers of illegal workers

December 9, 2006
Worker lack leads to swan song

December 8, 2006
Report: Immigrants aid economy, but strain local services


Strayhorn tallies impact of illegal immigration
She figures a boost to the state but a high cost to

local governments


Labor rules frustrate farmers


Illegal immigration's give-and-take
Study: Their taxes lift state, but services drain counties


Stronger, tougher, better: new homes provide solution

for migrant workers

December 7, 2006
Air samples' pesticide levels raise concern


Fruit Growers Urged to Change Pesticides
FARM SCENE: Fruit Growers Urged to Use Pesticide

Alternatives as Some Chemicals Are Phased Out

Report shows extent of Mexican workers' northward migration


Perry: Idea of border fence 'preposterous'


Perry softens tone on border
He calls wall on Mexico boundary 'preposterous,'

pushes for plan for guest workers


Foreign pickers aren't getting through the post-9/11

barricades to harvest U.S. crops


Advocate for immigrants will be honored with city award

December 6, 2006
Preschoolers buy, wrap gifts for migrant kids


Study: Migrant workers need better services
Findings will be used to obtain federal funds for improvements


Bangor: Maine employers complain of costs to hire foreign workers


Manatee growers fund new housing


Cesar Chavez To Be Inducted Into California Hall Of Fame


Migrant in limbo, but still in U.S.


Farmworkers get OK to challenge FEMA's aid decisions in trial


Head Start provides parents peace of mind


Migrant workers play significant roles in area counties
Oceana tops in migrant populations in area


Labor Shortage Spurs Orchard Mechanization


Migrant in limbo, but still in U.S.

December 5, 2006
DHS Plan for 'Virtual' Border Fence Still Has Gaps

December 3, 2006
Tobacco transition
Labor shortage may hinder growers from capitalizing on solid demand


Plan to bus children of migrant workers generates hope and concern
Children of farmworkers would go to Lakewood Ranch school


December 2, 2006
A family struggles in adopted country
Farmworker group offers help


Immigration reform ends unresolved for ’06


Ag crew boss suspected of rape

December 1, 2006
Gala to honor Hispanic achievers

Migrant workers subjected to horrible living conditions

Congregation collecting clothing, toys for migrant farmworker community

Oregon agricultural wages remain among highest in U.S.