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June 30, 2006

Immigrant groups to launch voter drive

 

June 29, 2006
Utah race stirs calls for a deal on immigration
After Bush ally scores a victory in GOP primary, one lawmaker

pushes comprehensive bill

 

Second thoughts on border security measures in Senate

 

Bush takes interest in Pence's immigration proposal

 

Graduates taking 'first steps of many'

 

Vote adds fuel to immigration battle
Cannon win won't end debate

 

Rep. Cannon Urges Unity After Utah's GOP Primary

 

Expert: Immigration accord unlikely


Lawmakers move fight over immigration out of D.C. to border,

Western states

 

Oregon cherry growers decry lack of farmworkers

 

June 28, 2006
Senate May Budge on Immigration
Some Republicans show willingness to put House goals of

enforcement and security before plans for guest workers

and paths to citizenship.

 

Congressman Wins Utah's GOP Primary
Rep. Chris Cannon, a conservative advocate of immigrant rights,

bests critic John Jacob.

 

As GOP bickers over immigration, Boehner criticizes Dem ‘silence’

 

Island farms lose migrant workers

 

Labor shortage slows crop production

 

Farms turning to subcontractors
WORKERS FEARFUL OF TREND AMONG U.S. GROWERS

TO SAVE MONEY, CUT LIABILITY

 

GOP: Find immigration deal, or lose
A Times Editorial

 

House pushed to quit stalling on immigration

Farm labor firm shut down
A Mainland firm that supplies farm labor to Hawaii farms has been

ordered to shut down until it gets workers' compensation insurance

for its employees.

 

Farms seek scientific future
Machines, chemicals, even robots may one day ease labor shortage


Grape pickers protest conditions at Giumarra

 

June 27, 2006
Utah vote could decide immigration plan's future
 

Labor-desperate cherry growers tap teens

 

Labor secretary touts Bush's plan on immigration
Chao leaves questions unanswered after speech to local leaders

 

June 26, 2006
Migrant workers get welcome to Brockport
Bienvenida Day recognizes their labor, culture

Congress may yet move on immigration
Some experts see room for compromise, and delays could cost votes.


GOP sees a San Diego message: Be tough on illegal immigration
House election buoys hard-liners in their fight with moderates on

the divisive issue.

 

American Workers Rejecting Jobs as Immigrants Drive Down Wages
 

June 25, 2006

Sleeping under the stars

 Don't count on immigration overhaul

Mecca for misery
In this town, a bed is often cardboard, a bath is often a creek

 

June 24, 2006
Immigrants ministry sees hope in new home

 

Arizona Republican candidate's call for forced labor camp

angers two GOP lawmakers

 

June 23, 2006
Dueling immigration hearings split GOP
House and Senate Republicans propose public airing, debate

 

New housing units celebrated
Affordable housing recognized

 
Poll:  More likely GOP voters back 2-tier immigration plan
The approach strengthens law enforcement while providing

a path to U.S. citizenship

 

GOP Plans Competing Events on Immigration
Sen. Specter responds to House leaders' move to hold public

hearings by scheduling his own, probably delaying talks on a

final overhaul bill.

June 22, 2006
Following Napa Valley's lead Farm Worker group seeks

land for migrant housing
3-year Sonoma County search fails to find suitable

location SEEKING SHELTER

 

Feeling price pinch, Pueblo Bonito project seeks loan of $400,000
City Council is favorable of the request, which developer needs to

secure building costs and finish the job

Specter counters House in move to save immigration bill

 

Border Battle Now a GOP Turf War
House Republicans take on the president with their plan to hold

public immigration hearings.

 

Five-minute Breaks Leave Cali. Farmworkers Feeling Heat
With farmworkers sickening and sometimes dying on the job from the

high temperatures they work under, California is mandating water and

shade, but only in small amounts.

 

June 21, 2006
House GOP doing it their own way on immigration
 

GOP Plans Hearings on Issue of Immigrants
Field Sessions May Delay Talks on Hill

 

Bush's immigration bill in trouble, say GOP brass

 

Numerous Women Join Lawsuit Against Local Farm

 

GOP balks on immigration bill
House members seek to delay talks with Senate till town-hall

meetings are held.
 

June 20, 2006
Carlsbad orders migrants to move from Cannon Road area
 

Lame duck still wields gavel, clout

 

Senate swayed by analyst's immigrant count
How conservative think tank's estimate led to changes in bill

 

June 19, 2006
Freeing adults from illiteracy
As the nation's leaders call for immigrants to learn

English, groups like Project Light lead the way

 

Bust leaves tense feeling on Eastern Shore

 

June 18, 2006
Ex-Braceros Back Senate Plan, but With Upgrades
Guest workers from decades ago say foreign laborers

deserve better wages as well as long-term contracts.

 

Along stretch of U.S. border, zero tolerance
 

June 17, 2006 
Farm Bureau battles lobbying

 

June 16, 2006
UFW urges boycott of Charles Krug Winery
Union leaders say action taken as last resort to protest

winery's plans to fire workers July 1

 

Council prefers Mill area for new Farmworker Monument
 

June 15, 2006
MIGRANT WORKERS KILLED ON SOUTH GEORGIA FARM

 

June 14, 2006
Thai workers sue Global Horizons, two Valley growers
 

June 13, 2006 
Guard slows illegal flow across border

 

EPA wants insecticide phased out by 2010
 

June 12, 2006
Some blacks say Latino immigrants taking their jobs

 

Guest workers could say indefinitely under bill

 

Agriculture at high stake
Congress' decisions about illegal immigrants will affect

perhaps none more than farmers.

Documentation alone isn't enough

June 11, 2006
Shadow workers

 

Brownsville migrant workers sue Maryland cannery

 

'86 immigration law casts long shadow
Opportunity for some, but a concern for others

 

Ag-Mart influence alleged
Researchers say the company had a hand in a state

report on pesticide exposure

 

June 10, 2006
Reform re-energizes Border Patrol: Nation's new

focus on immigration highlights security force's role

 

USDA chief touts farm labor visas
State's agriculture businesses told that Bush solidly

supports them
 

Visas offer businesses a legal labor force

 

June 9, 2006
New Crackdown on Hiring of Illegal Immigrants
Employers would have to investigate workers with

questionable Social Security data.
 

Applications for U.S. Citizenship Surge
Immigrants Nationwide Responding to Threat of

Congressional Crackdown
 

June 8, 2006
Conservatives block immigration conference

 

Could Senate plan for illegal immigrants work?
It calls for categorizing immigrants by length of US residency,

but logistics would be complex.


June 7, 2006
Bush defends planned path to citizenship
Opposing sides agree more on the issue, he says

 

GOP lawmakers push security first

 

Reaching Deal On Immigration Will Be Tough

 

Worker students earn diplomas

 

Bush Confident Immigration Deal Possible

 

Poll: Farmworkers deserve day off, overtime
Labor-backed survey says New Yorkers support such laws

 

Farmers fear loss of migrant workers

 

Farmers, workers groups, trade barbs over hiring practices

 

Immigration raids put chill on day of lobbying


June 6, 2006
A war in the woods

 

Strawberries are ripe, but pickers are missing


June 5, 2006
Immigration issues give candidate a fighting chance

 

Not So Sweet
How Big Sugar made slaves out of guest workers

 

June 4, 2006
Life on the farm an international job

 

Caught, released, gone underground
Illegal immigrants make shambles of Border Patrol policy


Immigration wave has deep roots in Mexico and U.S.

 

Editorial
Pesticides in the fields, defects in workers' babies


The not-so-great outdoors
More than 2,300 homeless agricultural workers, others said

to be living in canyons of San Diego County
 

June 3, 2006
'86 Amnesty Frames Immigration Debate
The law, which legalized millions but didn't halt the flow,

offers lessons in the battle over reforms.
 

Immigrant advocates decry microchip idea

 

June 2, 2006
A line in the sand
Border fence critics say expansion would lengthen a

deadly divide from the California desert to the Gulf of Mexico

First phase of low-income housing project completed in Pajaro

 

June 1, 2006
Community celebrates Via del Mar