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July 31, 2006
Program targets migrant students' needs

 

More Hearings, More Stalling, Say Democrats
They argue that House Republicans are using their new set of

sessions on immigration to put off talks with the Senate and

help reelection bids.

U.S. Puts Onus on Employers of Immigrants

 

Chesco teachers visit Mexico to bridge cultural divide
Some teachers have gone south to learn more about Latino students
.

 

July 30, 2006
Drugs, vices kept laborers tied to camps

Are farm workers scared off by immigration law?

Immigration top election issue

New ordinance worries farmers
Some area fruit and vegetable growers are holding their breath

as local governments and the state consider ways to crack down

on illegal immigrants.

 

Migrant worker safety law may go national

Rupert man convicted on farm labor charge

 

Mayor could provoke folks in a good way

July 29, 2006
Fewer farmworkers in Pajaro Valley means acreage abandoned

Martyred priest is unofficial patron of migrants
Saint said to have led many across the border safely

July 28, 2006
GOP to conduct 21 more hearings
House leaders say they hope to have the legislation finished

this year

 

Republicans Near a Vote to Increase U.S. Wage

 

House G.O.P. Planning Recess Hearings

 

GOP to hold 3 immigration reform hearings in Texas

 

Immigrant camps in canyon to be removed
Up to 300 men will be affected

 

TIGHT BORDER KEY TO REFORM, HOUSE GOP SAYS

 

Immigrant Rights Groups Split Over Senate Bill

House to Vote on Increase in Minimum Wage
Negotiations in Search of Pre-Recess Compromise on Reform of

Private Pension Laws Break Off

 

Georgia cities to host immigrant hearings
 

Groves cope with late harvest

Migrant labor shortage fears appear overblown

 

July 27, 2006
Immigration consensus found in poll

 

New troops at US border, but the task is vast

 

Mushroom farm faces closure

 

Migrant issue is not dead in Avon Park
 

Sweet Onions Land in Sour Patch Amid Georgia Migrant Crackdown

 

P.V. students to attend school on Chavez holiday

 

July 26, 2006
Migrant farm workers' legacy lives on
Latinos helped create public service groups

 

Migration plan draws yawns

 

GOP bill aims to break immigration deadlock

 

Poll says voters want immigration reform
71% back enforcement, path to citizenship

 

July 25, 2006
Avon Park Ordinance Fails
Councilwoman Brenda Gray switches vote on immigrant policy.


Florida City Rejects Stringent Law on Migrants

 

Avon Park votes down immigrant ordinance
The proposal would have penalized those who do business with

illegal workers.

AvonPark decides against anti-illegal immigrant law

 

Avon Park Nixes Ban On Illegal Immigrants

 

Immigration | Tough talk could go either way

 

Schools help migrant students adjust

 

Seasonal farmworker housing project planned for Geyserville

 

July 24, 2006
A Rally Against 'Relief'
About 900 to 1,000 gather to oppose the ordinance up for final

approval tonight.

 

Huge Backlogs, Delays Feared Under Senate Immigration Plan

 

Immigrant Advocates Protest Ordinance

 

House debates seasonal labor bill
 

July 23, 2006
Vigil to protest immigrant act

 

Republican Dispute on Immigration Bill Encompasses Even Its Name

 

At border, speaker of House calls for improved security

 

July 22, 2006
Attorney general urges Congress to find immigration compromise
 

July 21, 2006
Ag industry wilting under low unemployment
 

Migrant workers sue Seneca Foods

 

Talk of guest worker program has familiar ring Indio residents

 

Speaker of House visits Yuma

 

July 20, 2006
Farmworker Sues Fresh Harvest
Attorneys say produce giant violated state and federal laws.

 
Grower urges temporary-worker program
IMMIGRATION: She tells lawmakers that farmers "can't survive"

an enforcement-only plan.

 

Farm sector urging temp worker program
U.S. agriculture depends on immigrant labor, House panel told


Migrants' advocates look to '07 for reform

 

July 19, 2006
House immigration hearing blasts Senate measure
Republican, Democratic ire, and actions at local levels indicate

foes' rising tide
 

Children's Exposure To Pesticides, Suggests Need For Family Education

According To US Research

 

Study finds Hispanic forest workers hold harder jobs with fewer benefits
Employment - The research, from the UO, emerges amid debate on the role

immigrants play in the U.S. economy
 

Union federations want to bring illegal immigrants into the fold
In a 180-degree shift from the past, they call for legalizing guest workers.

But some unions disagree.

 

Immigration deepens House-Senate GOP divide
 

July 17, 2006
Tight labor market squeezing growers
 

July 16, 2006
People line up for hours for chance to get Mexican ID card
 

GOP Fears Fallout Of Immigration Split
Fight May Weaken Party, Some Say

 

July 15, 2006

Farm community could get clean water
San Jerardo system plagued by high nitrate levels

 

July 14, 2006
Immigration Issue Stirred Resentment, Hispanics Say

 

Senate open to deal on migrants
No guest workers till border is secured

 

Putnam County closes troubled labor camp

 

Putnam: Ease Up On Rule For Work
 

July 13, 2006

Guest worker program gets a boost

 

Problems squeeze citrus crop

 

House Leaders Intensify Debate on Immigration

 

Sen. Specter: Built-in delays in immigration bill
Senate leaders say there's no need to concentrate

strictly on enforcement first.

 

Telamon provides fun, learning for migrant and seasonal workers’ kids

 

House GOP hews to its tough line on immigration
Senate hearings set to highlight bill's perceived flaws

 

July 12, 2006
Worker Deficit in '06-'07 Feared For Harvest

 

Farmworker health center changes with times
New facility helps program meet its patients' needs


July 11, 2006
Krug accused of unfair firings
Siding with UFW, labor board to file complaint over employee practices

 

Fear in the fields
Two of Michigan's largest industries -- agriculture and tourism --

worry about their livelihoods as the immigration debate unfolds.

GOP pushed on immigration reform
Influential group outlines challenge for party leaders

 

Congressional candidate takes on federal immigration court fight


Citrus industry fears millions in losses to labor shortage

 

GOP leaders face heavy burden before recess

 

Proposal May Pinch Growers
Homeland Security plans regulation to deter the hiring

of illegal immigrants


General Speaks of Immigrant Father
Congressional Hearing Turns Personal

 

Olathe home to KKK chapter

 

July 10, 2006
A good sign for migrants
Hammonton festival helps immigrants obtain health care


Labor Exodus Puts Squeeze on Orange Crop

 

A Florida Mayor Turns to an Immigration Curb to Fix a Fading City

 

July 9, 2006
Migrant work camps offer few amenities
 
Access to services may depend on immigrants' legal status

 

Cities Propose Immigration Penalties
 
Legal cloud hangs over labor contractor

 

Clinton Speaks Out on Illegal Workers
Addressing the La Raza event, he calls the debate a divisive distraction.

 

A taste of home

 

July 8, 2006

Carlsbad migrant camp remnants slowly being removed

 

Threat of Terrorist Crossings Is Stressed at Border Hearing

 

Immigration policy grabs spotlight at border hearing

 

Charles Krug winery fires union workers
UFW, labor relations board argue that company illegally

refused to bargain over contract

 

GOP Hearing Alleges Risks Of Terrorism Along Border
Democrats Say Event Is Bid To Score Political Points

 

Funding, agents urged for border
Congressional hearing is held along the banks of Rio Grande

 

Helping the migrants
Seeking care involves many challenges despite efforts

 

Clash at the border

 

Migrant Ed. wins carry-over funds

 

July 7, 2006
Union wrestles with uncertainty
Dudley group seeks to empower workers as N.C. farmers

tackle rising costs

Mediator Can Impose Terms of Labor Pact
In a victory for farmworkers, a state appeals court upholds

a 2002 law. A growers trade group calls it unconstitutional.
 
Court backs farm unions
Ruling upholds law allowing arbitrator to impose a contract.

 

July 6, 2006
Appeals court ruling favors farm labor on contract mediation
Law, long on books, curbs delaying tactic

 

Duttons team with workers to buy homes
Farming family makes key employees homeowners by buying

 land with them

 

Splits Over Immigration Reform On Display From Coast to Coast
 

How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

 

Farmers:  Immigration Debate Misses Point
Tomato Grower Cannot Find Enough U.S. Workers


Border Bills Far Apart: 2,700 Miles
In a testy San Diego hearing, the House fashions the debate

around security. In Philadelphia, senators focus on the economy.

 

Immigration compromise will hit farms

 

Tensions high at House hearings
Instead of resolving rival reform bills in committee, GOP legislators

hold field hearings. Democrats call that a stalling tactic.

 

Immigration hearing draws cheers and jeers

 

House and Senate Hold Immigration Hearings

 

A slippery road to immigration law

 

THE HOUSE: Just outside Mexico, GOP tries to rally public to

tougher approach

 

Immigration debate taken to both coasts

 

Strict border rules on GOP's agenda
CRITICS CALL TALKS BIASED, ONE-SIDED

 

DDT found in kids of farm-worker moms
Some exposed to chemical in Mexico

 

July 5, 2006
Guest workers underpaid, suit says
Few rights make him, others vulnerable, says Mexican

forestry hand

 

Fertile Common Ground
Farmworkers and growers are uniting against a common foe:

price pressure.
 

Lending a hand to immigrants
But lawmakers aren't swayed by bricks, gloves

 

Immigrant overhaul legislation heats up

Republican hearings, activist rallies planned for summer.

 

Straw houses to serve seasonal workers
Forget traditional construction: This project is stacking the bales

 

Bush Signaling Shift in Stance on Immigration

 

With Jobs to Do, Louisiana Parish Turns to Inmates

 

July 4, 2006
Hearings begin on immigration
GOP EVENT IN SAN DIEGO CALLED ONE-SIDED

 

Specter starts in Phila. on immigration road trip

 

Activists set to gather at immigration hearing in San Diego

 

Congress' Immigration Fight Hits the Road
Starting in San Diego, public hearings will look at competing

plans -- from a sharp slant.


Migrants, smugglers increasingly turn violent as U.S.

clamps down

 

July 3, 2006 
THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE
House leader praised on his tough stand
Constituents like principles that oppose Bush's program


Coloradan rides into immigration fray
Ind. rep calls her the Harriet Beecher Stowe of policy issue

 

Nuns' efforts aid Apopka farmworkers
 

Immigrants and ag money mix together in Senate race

 

Enough, already!

 

July 2, 2006
Editorial
Migrant workers' living conditions unacceptable in valley
Affected parties must jointly develop solution

 

Roots of a dilemma
Out in the fields, farmers sweat out immigration issue

 

From farmhand to farm owner

 

Crab shops fear losing workers

 

From the fields to college
Summer program puts migrnts' children on path to a

higher education
 

July 1, 2006
A THORNY DILEMMA
Illegal immigrant crackdown threatens flower business

 

Carlsbad migrant camp is torn down