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November 2005

 

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November 30, 2005
Mexico Calls for New Approach on Immigration Issue


Mexico's Leader Says He'll Persevere on Migration
 

Most of American salad bowl picked by illegals

 

Farmworker advocates to seek temporary housing

 

November 29, 2005
State legislator talks to Volusia farmworkers

 

State rep tours, pushes migrant benefits

 

Securing America Through Immigration Reform

 

Lack of Labor Scares Farmers

 

November 28, 2005
AGRICULTURE
U.S. sidestepping ban against pesticide
The United States signed a treaty barring the use of methyl bromide,

but it is so effective that its widespread use continues.
 

November 27, 2005 
Laboring in the fields while carrying a child
Many Florida farmworkers — thinking about rent and trying

 

Labor camp trial moved to February

 

November 26, 2005
Fla. Farmworkers Awaiting Aid After Wilma Damage

 

November 25, 2005
Plaintiffs Win Damages in Pesticide Suit
Dozens of Kern County residents poisoned by a soil fumigant

will share $775,000. Officials say precautions weren't taken in treating fields.

 

November 23, 2005
Court increases fine for pesticide company

 

Group thanks migrant workers for holiday bounty

 

Harvest Hands
Housing those who labor for our table remains a complex issue

 

Illegal immigrant with tuberculosis fears county will turn him over to immigration
Health officials say they may have no other alternative

 

November 22, 2005
Shortage of Immigrant Workers Alarms Growers in West
Stricter Border Control, Working Conditions Cited as

Fewer Mexicans Crossfor Harvest

 

Hillsborough fields yield top students
Durant High School grads get Migrant Scholars of the Year.

 

Four Feared Dead as Van Goes Into Canal

 

November 21, 2005
Businesses cast cloud over Bush's immigration plans

 

A farmworkers' advocacy group says the tomatoes slapped on that Big Mac . . . .

 

Immigration at center of labor shortfall fears

 

November 20, 2005
JOB TRAINING
Going from the fields to the office
A South Miami-Dade job training program helps seasonal and

migrant workers learn office and construction trades to better their lives.
 

Cleanup leaves growers short of workers for harvest
Growers think workers are being siphoned away from the fields and groves

by builders and landscapers — and even FEMA for cleanup elsewhere in

Florida and in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

 

Progress on housing need
Supervisors committed to helping farmworkers

 

Tending to field and family

 

November 19, 2005
‘The Best of the Bitter”

 

Program benefits migrant children

 

Forest worker review sought
Lawmakers request a House hearing on the abuse detailed in a Bee report.

 

Church groups help migrant students succeed in life

 

54 will receive GED certificates today in Oceanside ceremony

 

ASU study looks at ag labor shortage in Yuma

 

HIV a growing threat


November 18, 2005
Evans Jr. goes to court today in Jacksonville


November 17, 2005
Program helps migrant students
Correspondence classes keep children caught up with work

 

Farmworker dies, driver shocked after pipes touch power lines

 

Migrant workers file lawsuit
Local farmers say company violated rights

 

Advocates call for immigration reform

 

More beds?
Sonoma County should consider tax for vineyard worker housing

 

November 16, 2005
$2 billion sought for ag relief
 

November 15, 2005
IMMIGRATION
Federal judge troubled by wrongful deportation
A federal judge wants to know why immigration officials disregarded

his orders and deported a man back to Mexico.
 

Limit on pesticide exposure proposed
State wants elderly, kids within 1/2 mile of spraying warned


Guest-worker measure awaits a new Congress

 

Chemical Christmas
Immigrant Tree Farm Workers Face Pesticide Dangers

 

Editorial
Indentured servitude
Valuing work in U.S. forests

 

November 14, 2005
The Pineros: Hidden hazards

 

Editorial
Enforcing labor laws
Time for a crackdown on contractors

 

November 13, 2005
The Pineros: Forest workers caught in web of exploitation

 

Farmworkers try fund raising
Union begins campaign with dinner in Quincy. With more money,

organizers hope to reach more laborers across Florida.
 

November 12, 2005 
OAXACA CONNECTION
The migration of tens of thousands of people from

Oaxaca to Oregon is altering both states
 

November 11, 2005
Women farmworkers sue Ore. dairy

 

November 10, 2005
Raspberry Ridge plan draws lawsuit
Burlington claims expansion would impede flood evacuation efforts


November 9, 2005

Manatee County targets illegal migrant farmworkers who drive

Officials probe undocumented farmworkers

 

November 08, 2005
Farmworker aides honored

 

Wilma wanes, but not for rural Pahokee

 

Pesticide debate heats up

 

Legislative panel told fearful migrants avoided hurricane aid

 

Farmworkers May Lose 4 Months Due to Wilma

 

Florida considers migrant situation

 

November 7, 2005
Displaced Mexican corn farmers are streaming into Missouri
 

November 6, 2005
Loss of income, housing focus of upcoming talks


UNION GROWS IN THE FIELDS

 

November 4, 2005
Palm Beach Post Editorial
Calm immigrant storm

 

November 3, 2005
Girl sickened by spray drift speaks out for tougher rules:

48-hour notice 'onerous' for growers, fruit expert says

 

State farmers lose workers, profits to border sweeps

 

November 02, 2005

Migrant group honors 2 women

 

November 1, 2005
Florida's farmworkers face a season of uncertainty after Wilma

 

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