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January 2006

 

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January 31, 2006
A HARVEST WITHOUT SHAME
Growers, Coalition of Immokalee Workers protect laborers

 

 

January 30, 2006
Jobs go begging, farmers say
They press for more Mexican workers, but others blame low pay.

 
January 29, 2006
Slavery: Collier county’s connection
Modern-day slavery reaches from Immokalee farm fields to prostitution in Golden Gate

 

Migrants don't risk return home
Border security makes a trip to visit family risky.

 

Lee trafficking cases a recent chapter in county’s history
Modern-day slavery cases reach Southwest Florida


Border violence likely affecting migrants

 

Sex rings prey on immigrant women
Human traffickers trap hundreds of female Hispanics into prostitution

 

Ag rivals unite for workers program
Immigration policy reform brings together growers and UFW.


 A growing concern
Valley farmers worry over how to address a shortage of workers.

 

Bills wade toward comprehensive reform

 

Growers Seeking SAFE Haven
Group hopes to set practices for farmworkers,

but some say it's skirting issue.
 

January 28, 2006
Town Hopes Pesticide Study Will Bear Fruit
Project will monitor pollutants for a full year to see if

chemicals mix to spur asthma in youths.

 

Immigration is an issue, officials agree
 

January 27, 2006
Mexico: U.S. troops may be behind border incident

Mexico-U.S. Relations Deteriorating

 

Migrant van seat belt bill advances

 

January 26, 2006
Report: Vineyard death deemed accident


MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- A Mexican government commission said

Thursday it will suspend plans to distribute border maps to

migrants planning to cross the U.S. border illegally.

 

Tempers flare at farmworker assistance forum

 

January 25, 2006

Mexico gives migrants road map to U.S.

 

January 24, 2006
Sparks fly over state farm-labor bills
 

Citrus growers discussing importing labor

 

Pesticide Enforcement Too Lax, Lawmakers Say

 

Activists to provide migrants Ariz. maps
Safe routes, stations for water included

 

Legislators find pesticide laws unenforced

 

January 23, 2006
McCain guest worker plan gets national support

 

Nonprofits fret over proposed immigration bill

 

January 22, 2006

Along the border, a land held hostage

 

America's farms rely heavily on immigrant workers

 

January 21, 2006
Tomato suppliers meet restaurant's demands
 

UFW responds to Los Angeles Times stories

 

Amid Rifts, GOP Backs Guest-Worker Plan

 

Immigration issues prove vexing for evangelicals
 

January 20, 2006
Disparate groups back immigration overhaul

 

SBCAG redefines unmet transit needs
 

January 19, 2006
Chamber and 2 Unions Forge Alliance on Immigration Bill
 

LABOR CAMPS
Feds seek alleged cocaine profits

 

January 18, 2006
Mexico Wants U.S. To Investigate Slaying
Migrant Was 2nd Killed Within a Month


Deputies put squeeze on pickers who steal berries that relieve prostate

 

Humanitarian Aide Volunteers Face Possibility of Prison

 

Poisons and people
MLK Day draws a diverse crowd to the Statehouse steps

 

January 17, 2006
51 more charges piled on to Evans: Rearraignment set for Jan. 24
 

Immigrants may save organized labor
Wooing workers who fear deportation is the real battle

 

Evans’ trial date may be moved from Feb. 6

 

Rally calls for farmworker protection

 

Fear and loathing on US's lawless "third border"

 

January 16, 2006
New group holds rally in Arcadia for immigrant rights
 Migrant workers organize
 

Group calls for strike by Fla. farm workers
Wants undocumented immigrants legalized

 

Immigrant activists plan march on D.C.

 

7 Suspects Arrested in Calif. Workers' Comp Fraud

 

January 14, 2006
Farm workers to be deposed for case in Federal Court
 

Government wants labor camp owner held in jail

 

A Border Killing Inflames Mexican Anger at U.S. Policy

 

January 13, 2006
FARM SCENE: Across the border, U.S. farmers trace their workers' lives
 

State should boost investment in affordable housing

 

January 12, 2006
Senate panel votes to increase penalties for slavery

 

Evans’ trial date may be moved from Feb. 6

 

January 11, 2006
Study to focus on ag's impact
Manatee to hire agricultural analyst to appraise industry

 

Former Chavez Ally Took His Own Path
Where Eliseo Medina has gone, unions have grown.

His successes in organizing immigrants show what farmworkers lost

-- but can find again, he believes.
 

January 10, 2006
DANGER IN THE WATER
San Jerardo residents contend with contaminated wells

 

Decisions of Long Ago Shape the Union Today

 

Group outlines most pressing issues for migrants

 

Farmworker needs surgery to ease legs' ache

 

Farmworker testifies in Pacheco retrial

 

Bills focus on curbing immigration

 

January 9, 2006
Linked Charities Bank on the Chavez Name
The union-related philanthropies enrich one another,

operating like a family business.

 

Ag director - Proposed spray rule 'unworkable'

 

January 8, 2006
UFW: A BROKEN CONTRACT
Farmworkers Reap Little as Union Strays From Its Roots
 
Vintage journey
Two farmworkers blended their dreams and families

to become owners of a prestigious Napa-area winery

 

U.S. adds regulatory clout to help pineros
Forest Service tightens contracts,

takes other steps to protect crews.

 

January 7, 2006
UNWELCOME GUESTS
Some think illegal immigration threatens U.S. economy, security

 

Problem of migrant camps hard to solve, council learns

 

Illegal workers create ID crisis
Meatpacking towns say fake identities can create 'ghost' population

 

January 6, 2006
Shooting fuels immigration debate
Mexico's government says the death of Guillermo Martinez, 18,

allegedly killed by a Border Patrol agent, shows how U.S. policy leads to violence
 

Cuellar: Sealed Border Would Hurt Farmers

 

A New Field Work

 

January 5, 2006
Wal-Mart plucks tomatoes from stores over pesticide issue
 

Federal trial set on cane cutters' wage suit

 

January 4, 2006
Critics challenge group that wants to certify farm labor practices in Florida

 

Farm-labor contractor's license revoked by state

 

Editorial
Wall won’t solve immigration problems in U.S.

 

Mexico Seeks Probe Into Shooting of Man at Border

 

New grant to help farmworkers form advocacy groups

 

Global Horizons fixed all but one labor violation


January 3, 2006
Ag industry feeling impact of sluggish growth

 

Border measure questioned

 

Editorial
Pesticides: Too little too late

 

Migrant pay decades late
Mexico to compensate for long-forgotten fund

 

January 2, 2006
Speaking up on behalf of community

 

Migrant-aid case puts border policy under microscope
Two volunteers who say they were taking illegal immigrants

to medical aid face charges in a case likely to set precedent.
 

Plan for notice of pesticide dropped

 

Immigration death trap

 

Editorial
Add pesticide safeguards

 

January 1, 2005
NOT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY
Border patrols strand immigrants inside U.S.

 

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