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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
RAID AFTERMATH: SCOPE OF ARRESTS
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

 

Shorthanded
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.