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January 31, 2007
Labor Uncertainty Worries Farmers
Farm Bureau Warns of Bankruptcies Without

Immigration Reform

 

Grower sued by migrant workers
Suit claims pay less than minimum wage

 

January 30, 2007
Evans gets 30 years; wife still awaits sentencing

for labor camp role

 

Shift immigration enforcement focus from borders

to employers, activists urge


Farm groups are optimistic on overhaul of immigration

 

Police investigate alleged vandalism at migrant camps

 

January 29, 2007
Education dilemma for illegals
Some pinning hopes on passage of DREAM Act

 

Raids point to call for reform

 

Speakers call for other ways to help illegal immigrants
Activists wary of boycotts

 

In Exchange for Records, Fewer Immigration Raids
Businesses Skeptical of New Federal Program

 

January 28, 2007
Agency sharing called key to ID theft, migrant woes
 

Bill Targets Employers' Illegal Hiring

 

Pro-immigration lobbies paying big money, but success elusive

 

January 27, 2007
Unions Split on Immigrant Workers

 

Labor group demands minimum wage apply to

farm workers

 

Labor camp owner given 30 years in prison
Ronald Evans sold homeless workers crack and beer

at his labor camps.

 

Farm boss gets 30-year term
A camp owner who exploited destitute, homeless men

by recruiting them for his labor camp was sentenced

to 30 years in prison on Friday.
 

Migrants threaten to sue over pay
Farm workers want higher minimum wage

 

January 26, 2007
Immigration lobbyists spend more
Lobbying likely to continue as leaders consider proposals

 

Naples tomato grower loses sexual harassment lawsuit

 

Workers hurt by freeze get aid
More than 12,000 left without jobs; state sets up

19 centers to provide immediate relief
 

January 25, 2007
Immigration advocate sees hope in Bush speech

 

GOP renews 'amnesty' defiance

 

Congress inching closer to immigration reform, lawmakers say

 

Latinos debate Bush's speech


Agricultural firm, five women settle sexual-harassment suit

 

Democrats Demand Bush Deliver Republican Votes on Immigration

 

Bill: Labor contractors must prove insurance
Workers' comp would be required for farmworkers


Utahns hopeful for immigration reform
Citizens on both sides of the debate look for a resolution


January 24, 2007 
Bush's words on immigration split Hispanics

 

Both sides criticize Bush on immigration

 

Blowing the whistle on illegal immigrants
Tired of waiting for Washington to enforce immigration laws,

small businesses have begun taking their competitors to court.
 

Gov. opens assistance center in Escondido
 

January 23, 2007
Senators propose changes after Swift raid

 

Migration reform to top Bush address
Dem-led Congress raises plan's chances

 

Students gather warm blankets

 

Senators rally on raids
Actions show firms need help screening immigrants,

they say
 

January 22, 2007
Freeze will dent relief agencies' supplies

 

Migration reform to top Bush address
Dem-led Congress raises plan's chances

 

January 20, 2007
Bill may allay fears of illegal workers

 

Freeze aid a hot topic among lawmakers

 

Farm worker help on the way
Lawmakers vow assistance following freeze

 

Farmers fear workers won't return
Tighter border restrictions could mean fewer

migrant laborers later
 

January 19, 2007
Alliance backs immigration overhaul

 

Panel supports farmworker transit
 

State opens centers to help workers hurt by cold

 

January 18, 2007
Recent bill to help agriculture, immigrants

 

Governor's aid plan lauded
Immigration status won't have bearing on eligibility

 

Freeze leaves many without work
 

January 17, 2007
Migrant workers sue over pay

 

MTI program seeks cold-weather gear for migrants
 

January 16, 2007
CSU profs trade barbs over MLK Day speech

 

Sowing Fields of Hope
Student captures art contest, plans career

 

January 15, 2007
A friend of farmworkers
Bishop to step down Friday, but his support for Immokalee

workers has left a legacy of advocates from religious groups

 

Immigration advocate to lead House panel

 

Immigrants send hope

 

City, county study van pools for farmworkers

 

Farmers adjust to uncertainty of migrant labor force
Cornell expert says U.S. workers' aversion to manual

field labor exacerbates problem
 

January 14, 2007
Nun: Human trafficking is 'alive and well' in U.S.

 

Education key to fighting trafficking
Experts stress staying alert and learning

signs of human trafficking

 

Program helps farmworkers receive education

and better-paying jobs

 

Dancing Nun Fundraiser
 

January 13, 2007
Bill would aid immigrant farm labor
Workers' 'blue card' could lead to residency in U.S.

 

Border bishops prepare for World Day of Migrants


State fights pesticide accidents
Budget increase aids efforts at regulation

 

January 12, 2007
Panel: Immigration laws could affect Pa. farmers

 

Seasonal workers a growing concern

 

Leases denied due to farmworkers' immigration status

 

Citrus Grove Accident Torments Family

 

Big hopes for guest worker bill
AgJobs would give undocumented laborers temporary

residency card

 

Immigrants will rally Sunday for reform

 

Immigrant farm labor bill may be way to legal status
`BLUE CARD' LEGISLATION INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS

 

January 11, 2007
Second try for farm labor bill
Valley ag interests back plan stalled by immigration furor.

 

Lake County farmer pleads for workers
Scully joins senators in D.C. backing bill to legalize migrant laborers

 

Activist calls for equality for immigrant workers
 

L&I drops farm labor licensing proposal

 

Backers begin push for guest worker bill


Cannon's immigration bill may pass in '07

 

Bracero revival could be stirring

 

A path to citizenship for farmworkers
California's senators introduce a bill creating a 'blue card'

for illegal immigrant laborers they say are essential to

bringing in U.S. crops.
 

Guest worker bill reintroduced
 

January 10, 2007
Growers to back guest worker program
Legislation would help ease labor shortages, backers say

 

Co-founder of United Farm Workers to speak

 

Growers pushing legislation to ease farm labor shortage

 

Plow under growers' dodge

 

U.S. farmers burdened by immigration: Reuters poll
 

Second try for farm labor bill
Valley ag interests back plan stalled by immigration furor.

 

January 9, 2007
Hispanic leaders call for reform on immigration within 100 days
 

January 8, 2007
Farm Bureau chief wants an overhaul of labor system
Recent plant raid a major talking point during SLC convention

 

Farmers group focuses on need for legal workers

 

Solving undocumented migration a complex problem

 

Oregon's pesticide reporting system takes root
Some data will be used to track effects on health

 

Border fence cost could reach $49 billion, study says

 

January 6, 2007
Workers making voices heard
Centers sprout, help immigrants speak up, while

many employers push to increase the number

of green cards and work visas issued

 

CNY dairy farmers visit the village of their Mexican laborers

 

Taking injustice personally
Rather than touting his past civil rights successes,

Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center

is finding new causes to back
 

January 5, 2007
Swift raids slice $30 million, packer says
The costs will come in finding and training workers to replace

1,300 rounded up at six plants in an immigration crackdown.

 

N.C. judge sides with Ag-Mart

 

County retreats on illegal migrant tenant law

 

California investigation clears UFW-linked charities
 

January 4, 2007
Lack of Rules on Protective Gear Brings Suit Against Labor Dept.

 

Immigrant Processors Fall Behind
System Overwhelmed Even Without 'Amnesty,' Guest Workers

 

Group makes no decision on immigrant driving issue
The task force says more study is needed on whether

people in Iowa illegally should be given privileges.

 

Wanted: Local Enforcers of Immigration Law
Questions Remain, but Regional Jail Is Likely Agency for Job to

Be Shared With Federal Government


Farm tragedy yields $4.2M award
Jury finds employer, landowners negligent in 1998 death of

farmhand overcome by gas from Copake silo


Marshalltown students worry after Swift raid
For those who had family members taken, it's 'like a death,' a teacher says

 

Apopka nuns seek money for community center

 

EDITORIAL
Immigration first
Broad reform of broken system priority for 110th Congress


Alarm bell rung over U.S.-Mexico benefits pact

 

Ruling benefits Ag-Mart
State vows to still pursue case involving pesticides

 

January 3, 2007
Immigrants' birth rights
 

January 2, 2007
EPA facing lawsuits over pesticide rules

 

HERALD NEWS EDITORIAL
Congress is set to revisit immigration

 

No Americans Need Apply? Work Ethic Questioned
 

January 1, 2007
Nonprofit is Helping Farm Laborer With Medical,

Living Assistance After Stroke

 

Immigrant groups set for charge in Congress
Local immigrant advocates are gearing up for

a fresh push on comprehensive immigration

reform in the new Democrat-controlled Congress,

which opens for business next week.