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July 31, 2007
Can Business Solve the Immigration Mess?
After the federal government failed to pass immigration reform, states and cities are looking to companies to address the issue

 

2 plead guilty to contracting farm labor without license
 

July 30, 2007
Pesticide link to autism suspected
A state study suggests two farm sprays may

raise chances of having a child with the disorder.

 

Illegal immigration to U.S. flourishes in desert
 

July 29, 2007  

Expert says immigration shift is near

Lawyer is warning businesses

 

To get the necessary skills, agriculture looks overseas

 

Migrant school offers seasonal instruction

 

Migrant teens at higher risk to fail

 

Migrant children challenge schools

 

You can't eat what they don't pick

 

Ave Maria University awards full scholarships to two Immokalee High students
One of the students undocumented, ineligible for grants or federal aid

 

FARMER CITY ó Surrounded by corn about as tall as she is, Kali McMullen trudges through a muddy field and pulls off the top part of a corn stalk.

 

July 28, 2007  

Idea floated to name street after Cesar Chavez

 

A source of hope for migrants

 

July 27, 2007
Senate OKs border bill


Hazleton immigrant law voided by judge

 

Migrant hot line stirs up Hispanic leaders

 

U.S.-born kids were in foster care as parents fought deportation

 

UFW loses second local vineyard

Workers at Kunde-owned vineyard in

Windsor vote to decertify union, saying promised benefits did not materialize

 

July 26, 2007  

Immigration situation = 'agrivation'

 

For many Mexicans, migration is a two-way street

 

Senators trade jabs over border security bill

$3 billion legislation gets bogged down in political wrangling

 

GOP border bill fails in Senate

Amid bickering, the $3-billion plan is

derailed by Democrats, who oppose

far-reaching enforcement measures.

 

Claim pesticides sickened Tulare Co. workers probed

 

Border security proposal doesn't fly

Senators reject GOP attempt to add

enforcement measures to spending bill.

 

July 25, 2007  

Migrant family seeks pay from Wood County grower

 

Senators seek to move farm worker provision without reigniting war

 

Labor violations cost farms Inspectors find workersí comp, other infractions

 

ACTION ON SANTIAGO MURDER

 

July 24, 2007

Minimum wage called elusive for some

As the federal pay baseline is raised for the first time in a decade, some analysts say it isn't enforced strictly enough.

 

Impending crackdown on illegals suspected

 

July 23, 2007  

Temporary Workers, Lasting Impact

 

Migration a two-way street for some Mexicans Working in U.S. gives chance to save money

 

K-State seeks grant for migrant program

U.S. Education Department denied KUís request for similar funding last year

 

Agriculture dependent on migrant workers

 

Poor housing plagues migrant workers

 

July 22, 2007  

How migrant labor helps local farms survive

 

Living in the shadows: An illegal immigrant tells what life is like and why he's going home

 

Mexicans in Florida share a rite of death 

 

July 21, 2007

Ag worker bill revived after defeat of immigration reform

 

Grape harvester illustrates mechanics of labor debates

A harvester joins the immigration debate, taking its makers with it

 

July 20, 2007  

Bush suggests lack of guest-worker program could trigger labor shortages

 

Heat rules ignored, workers say

Employers 'laugh at the law' on outdoor protection, farm labor groups contend.

 

Editorial

Immigration Non-Harvest

 

July 19, 2007
Farmers Hurt By Lack of Immigration Reform
 

Assert rights, activists urge immigrants
Illegal residents are counseled on how to avoid detention

 

Clock ticking for guest workers
Small businesses press for extension of seasonal visa program

 

Groups meet for clarity on new immigration partnership
 

July 18, 2007

Parade lawsuit dropped; fee waived

 

Farmworker honored for rescuing coworker 

 

Workforce reduction: Hundreds of Pilgrim's Pride employees face layoffs if they can't produce paperwork to verify their legal status

 

July 17, 2007  

United Farm Workers sign first Oregon contract It is state's largest agricultural work agreement to date

 

Idaho Farmers Seeing Labor Shortage

 

Interns hit the Fields

Study helps identify migrant and seasonal farm workers' needs

 

Boardman dairy, laborers approve pact
Collective bargaining - The first such large contract in the state could open the way for other farmworkers

 

July 16, 2007  

Threemile Canyon Farms Signs Union Agreement

 

Potential deportees lying low

 

LACK OF IMMIGRATION POLICY COULD HARVEST TROUBLE

 

July 14, 2007  

Growers blame Global Horizons for labor violations

 

Yakima Valley farmworkers win $1.8 million in lawsuit

 

Skagit County migrant workers have better housing

 

July 13, 2007  

Ag labor union creation bill OK'd

Assembly passes measure to let workers sign cards instead of voting in secret.

 

Program introduces migrant workers to possibility of attending college

 

Heat deaths on farms draw little notice

 

Quincy school caters to children of migrant workers

 

Dreams of steady work fade for Hispanic workers

 

Suit yields $1.9 million in damages

 

July 12, 2007

Fair provides free medical screenings to migrant workers

 

Gregoire to work on open border

 

Center for migrant children half-filled

 

July 11, 2007  

For farmers, inmates step in for migrants

 

Bill would honor UFW founder Chavez

Measure aims to preserve key sites in labor leader's life.

 

Immigration interests look to new ways to satisfy concerns

 

Recognition for Cesar Chavez advances

The House approves legislation to give national status to key locales in the farmworker leader's life.

 

DOC pilot program working well

Farmers, inmates happy; a second crew will be out in the fields today.

 

July 10, 2007  

Bridgeton sued over May Day parade fee

 

Farmer Who Underpaid U.S. Workers Fined

 

Dairymen, growers learn that warrants aren't required for raids

 

July 9, 2007  

Greenfield migrant ed shines From aquarium to Washington, D.C., they're on the move

 

Workers Say Pesticides Made Them Sterile

 

Farmers fear strict laws, lack of reform may spark labor shortage

 

The migrant trail through Mexico

As the debate over immigration policies continues in the United States, the number of illegal immigrants heading to the US shows little sign of decreasing.

 

Migrants, industry hope for a reprieve

 

Immigration debate finds itself in play

Advocacy groups are using video and board games to advance their agendas and influence public opinion.

 

College filled her mind and heart

 

July 8, 2007  

Immigration Groups Slow the Push for Change

 

July 7, 2007  

Grant helps migrant students

Program helps more students qualify for college

 

Farmers eye immigration bill  

 

SPECIAL REPORT: Immigrant job safety

 

July 6, 2007
Migrant Head Start program arrives in Fallon
 

July 5, 2007  

Thai workers in Utah caught up in human trafficking probe Asian community rallies for aid

 

July 4, 2007
Gilbert farmer: Migrant-hire law will hurt agriculture
 

July 3, 2007  

House Republicans vow to take the offensive on immigration

 

Governor OKs toughest migrant-hire law in U.S. Napolitano cites inaction by Congress

 

U.S. Wheat Farmers Face Grim Harvests as Immigration Bill Dies

 

July 2, 2007  

Migrant student numbers dip

 

Migrant education program serves important role for many students

 

Businesses target failed immigration bill

 

Community Says 'Thank You' to Farmworkers

 

July 1, 2007
Enforcement effort continues against illegal immigrants
 

Assessing documentation creates a challenge for farmers

 

Help wanted: Farms can't fill jobs

 

Texas economy braces for immigration bill impact

 

After Billís Fall, G.O.P. May Pay in Latino Votes

 

Immigration proved too hot to handle It seemed like the time was right for reform, but a lot has changed since the 1986 overhaul.

 


 
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