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AgJOBS Update and Action Alert for August 2007

August, 2007

 

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August 31, 2007 
News goes from bad to worse for some local growers

Illegal workers face new federal offensive

 

Farmers finding enough workers

Observers say housing slowdown may have shifted some labor back into agriculture

 

August 29, 2007  

Ministry leader seeks Fla. sanctuary

 

Farmworkers Association leader criticized

 

Judge: FEMA and farmworkers can skip mediation

 

Oregon union sues over higher immigration fees   July change - Farmworkers claim a federal agency has excessively raised fees without better service

 

August 28, 2007  

Farming out Scappoose Bus tour markets Scappoose to Hillsboro’s Hispanic leaders

 

August 27, 2007  

Worker At Voluntown Tree Farm Says Pesticides Made Him Sick

 

Honoring laborers: Dia del Campesino puts focus on Mexican heritage

 

August 26, 2007

Immokalee farmworker activists take on Burger King

 

August 25, 2007  

'Guest worker' plan assailed

GOP legislators rip idea to open office in Mexico

 

Blueberry farms turn to mechanical harvesters

 

Festival to honor farmworkers Sunday

 

Crackdown on illegal workers stirs fear of labor shortage

 

August 24, 2007
Federal immigration rules upset apple cart
 

Coalitions unite behind farm workers for better wages

 

Feinstein goads growers
Senator asks Fresno farming forces to save

guest-worker bill and the U.S. industry.
 

Lake County's pear crop better this year thanks to labor pool
 

Tobacco workers sickened
NINE TAKEN TO HOSPITALS WITH NAUSEA, CRAMPS

 

August 23, 2007

Lawmakers clarify plan for migrant workers

 

Feinstein to push guest-worker bill

Senator to assure that farm legislation is a priority in today's Fresno appearance.

 

County: Vintner's farmworker camp is illegal

 

August 22, 2007
US farmers using prison labor
With tightening restrictions on migrant workers, some farmers are turning to the incarcerated.

 

Farmers question immigration crackdown

 

A more legal labor force?
Napa employers wary of federal crackdown

on undocumented workers
 

Help wanted: Guest workers
Lawmakers want state to recruit laborers in Mexico

 

Idea sounds 'real good' to Brighton farm family

Farr serves farm workers

 

Editorial: GOP Immigration Meltdown


August 21, 2007
Immigration crackdown threatens bumper

U.S. apple harvest
 

Employers brace for immigration changes

 

Farmer says crackdown could kill agriculture

 

Farmer pursues permits for
housing laborers

 

Plenty of Apples, but Possibly a Shortage of Immigrant Pickers
 

August 20, 2007
Employers wary of new crackdown on illegal immigration

 

Immigrant says his success not so unusual


August 19, 2007  

Migrants among few willing to work on farms

 

Worker is proud of his roots, both old and new

 

Almond ads face labor threat

Union wants to block Blue Diamond from taxpayer funded export program.  

 

For some farmers, harvest is all about finding workers

 

Immigration rules hit farmers hard  

Congress' delays on reform could hurt harvests

 

August 18, 2007

Businesses won't let immigration reform die

 

August 17, 2007  

Immigration reform draws mixed reactions from growers, field workers

 

Shoshoni mushroom farm reopens

 

Migrant schools will open despite dispute

 

Hurricane Dean Delays Vermont Pickers

 

Farm growers brace for flow of immigration letters

Under new federal workplace enforcement rules, California growers worry they might see their labor force dwindle.

 

August 16, 2007  

Farmers Fear Illegal Immigrant Crackdown

 

Crackdown on migrant workers worry local farmers

 

Migrant Medicine Clinic, Pantry Meet Needs Of Rakers

 

Farmer pursues permits for housing laborers

 

August 15, 2007
Locals brace for crackdown on hiring undocumented immigrants
 

New guidelines could cause farmworker shortage

 

Border no barrier for long-shot candidate

Dual citizen runs in U.S. for Mexican state governorship.

 

Student Action with Farmworkers advocates for N.C.'s migrants

Activists work on migrants' behalf in the fields and at the statehouse

 

August 14, 2007
Growers wary over immigration rules
 

Unsafe housing only option for farmworkers
Proposed shutdown of unsanitary trailer park highlights problem: Coachella Valley lacks decent, affordable homes

 

Crackdown on migrants could be felt in Manatee
Lack of local immigrant workers might raise cost of produce, says West Coast Tomato in Palmetto

 

Immigration Rules: An Economic Disaster?
Homeland Security's plan to crack down on employers will gut industries of workers and drive more immigrants underground, say opponents

 

Teams inspect more Coachella Valley trailer parks
Few details are released, but officials say the parks aren't in as bad a shape as nearby Duroville, which is targeted for possible closure.

 

Migrants' program looks safe for year

 

Chambliss: Border security crucial to addressing immigration complexities

 

Ripple effect from migrant crackdown feared in N.C.
 

Attorney general’s office: Migrant funds ‘misused’

 

August 13, 2007
Lack of Workers Poses Threat to Olive Harvest
 

Farm Workers Dwindle As Deportation Fears Climb
Legal, Migrant Workers Scared Away, Farmers Say

 

Immigrant measures stir hiring concerns
Some say federal moves are overdu

 

August 12, 2007

DOC's inmate program gearing up for the harvest

DOC chief anticipates going statewide with long-term inmate farmworker program.

 

Immigration laws lead to worker shortage Colorado's crackdown on illegal immigration sends a much-needed work force packing.

 

Fewer trying to cross border

New rules could deter more Mexicans

 

Stricter border controls mean shortages of labor locally

 

BITTER FRUIT

Teens' deaths hit migrant workers hard

 

August 11, 2007  

Farmers Call Crackdown on Illegal Workers Unfair

 

U.S. unveils illegal-hire rules

Firms that don't comply can be prosecuted

 

Farmworkers tell EPA about chemicals

 

Feds go after illegal workers

Firms face fines if they ignore warnings about false Social Security numbers.

 

For employers, cost to be high for illegal hires Business groups, immigrant advocates, unions decry moves

 

Farmers object to feds' hiring crackdown

Plan to go after businesses that use illegal workers will cripple state's agriculture, they say.

 

Immigration rules may hurt economy

Crackdown on employers could cause havoc in agriculture, healthcare and other industries, Chertoff acknowledges.  

 

Plan cracks down on employers

Package of 26 initiatives includes accountability when it comes to workers' documentation. Lawmakers from both parties question if this is the right course.

 

Immigrant rules raise fears for Fla. Business

 

New immigration rules will force undocumented workers to be fired

 

Crackdown on illegal immigration has Florida growers worried about labor shortages

 

Fake IDs catch up to laborers

Bush administration to crack down on Social Security fraud by targeting immigrants, employers

 

August 10, 2007

Immigration crackdown worries employers

 

Administration Announces Stepped-Up Immigration Enforcement

 

Field General

 

White House signals immigration reform is dead

 

Crackdown to focus on illegal hires

White House seeks stricter control of border, immigration 

 

Immigration reform draws mixed reactions from local growers, field workers

 

Administration plans immigrant crackdown

 

Feds probing D.C.’s migrant education grants

 

New Plan Steps Up Immigration Enforcement

 

August 9, 2007

Immigration debate: Firms warn of lack of workers

Federal crackdown could force firings across the state.

 

In Boston, Chertoff laments failure of immigration reform

 

Impact of new immigrant rules unclear

Social Security review prompts worries

 

Gillibrand at farm forum

Congresswoman talks agriculture with public during firehouse event

 

Immigration A County Concern

 

Flames kill farm worker inside burning Goleta bungalow

 

U.S. job market getting tougher, migrants say

 

Illegal Immigrant To Brain Surgeon

 

Proving Worker Status Poses Burden to Farms

 

August 8, 2007
Farmworkers, FEMA sent to mediation over housing
 

Immigration ID rule rankles Florida industries

 

Growers OK money for farm camps
Nearly $10 per acre to pay for migrant farmer housing

 

Government Set for a Crackdown on Illegal Hiring

 

August 6, 2007  

Hundreds turn out for Farmworkers Fiesta

 

August 5, 2007

Migrant workers enjoy new accommodations, courtesy of Red Gold

 

Farm workforce shrivels

Plenty of plums but not nearly enough workers to pick them has farmers anxious about harvest time in central California's San Joaquin Valley. Worries are similar for apple orchard operators in Washington.

 

Agencies build bridges between two cultures 'Thank You' program for area farm workers provides services.

 

Migrating Dental Care

 

Tobacco pickers extend tradition

 

August 4, 2007  

Bridging cultures at migrant camp

 

BAKERSFIELD - The United Farm Workers Union is asking the agricultural industry to stop violating farm workers’ rights.

 

Rules on illegal workers stir fears

Farming, restaurant and other industries would have to scramble for laborers under planned regulations, critics say

 

After-school program reinstated at Homestead migrant camps

 

Pesticide applicator fined $9,000 for spraying accident

 

Republicans hardening stance on immigration

 

August 3, 2007  

Church gathers items for migrants

 

Migrant program prepares students for success in school

 

In Central America, child migrants now face perils alone

Youths are increasingly making the risky journey through Mexico to the US without parents.

 

Immigration issue arises at farm tour

 

Migrants, Amish face high injury risk

 

In Increments, Senate Revisits Immigration Bill

 

Talley Vineyards to release special wine for farmworker charity

 

August 2, 2007

Douglas County will extend `temporary' farmworker housing

 

Orchard blaze may have been a ‘hate crime'

 

August 1, 2007

Migrant worker wins $1 million, keeps working

 

Unions to sue EPA over pesticide made by Dow Chemical subsidiary

 

Lawsuit expected to challenge pesticide use Court action will seek to end use of a substance critics say caused farmworker illness.

 

Migrant policy group stresses

English Study suggests new instruction program to ensure workers compete globally.

 

EPA faces suit over farm use of once-banned insecticide


 
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