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June 30, 2007
Migrant worker reform lacking

 

Convicts replacing migrants in potato fields

 

Uphill battle seen for farm-field work force


Industry sets hopes on AgJobs proposal

 

Immigrants Work On as Bill Dies and Views Divide

 

Martinez rips those who voted to kill bill

 

June 29, 1007  

Farmers, others, seek to get remnants of immigration

bill passed

 

Mexicans Chide U.S. Over Immigration

 

Determined foes, heavy pressure decisive

 

Need for Cool-Down Drove Immigration Vote Switch,

Says GOP White House Hopeful

 

GOP's Standing With Hispanics Faces '08 Test in Wake of

Immigration Debate

 

Immigration bill stalls amid calls for 'enforcement first'

 

Reform likely not revisited for a while Immigration-bill

backers insist the issue isn't going away, but it may have

to wait till after the election.

 

Immigration advocates expect increased enforcement

 

Festival Celebrates Farmworkers

 

Immigration bill routed

 

Senate buries immigration bill In a defeat for Bush, the vote

may scuttle chances for major action on the issue

 

Bill opponents elated, backers pledge more efforts

Migrant rights groups say they will ask Bush to back a

moratorium on deportations.

 

Border reform dies in Senate

 

Immigrant issue is stuck in limbo

 

Facing long odds, Western growers hope to revive the

agriculture-only portion of the bill

 

Defeat Worries Employers Who Rely on Immigrants

 

Immigration bill's Senate defeat stuns Orlando advocates

 

Immigration overhaul dies in Senate

 

Backers say they will push forward

County, like much of nation, divided on Senate's defeat

of compromise

 

Immigration Bill Dies in Senate Bipartisan Compromise

Fails To Satisfy the Right or the Left

 

June 28, 2007  

Saving Pieces of Immigration Bill Lawmakers May Aid

Work-Force Levels; Some Want to Wait

 

Immigration bill's collapse may hit state's ag hard

 

June 27, 2007  

Senate Revisits Immigration Bill Foes Vow to Kill Measure

Within Days

 

After test vote, immigration deal has pulse Debate

allowed to proceed, with backers hopeful

 

Immigration Plan, Buffeted by Squabbles, Survives Initial

Test

 

Skeptical Senate focuses on immigration – again

In a key vote, senators agree to reopen debate. But the fate of 27 amendments will determine whether the measure wins final passage.

 

Senate to debate immigration overhaul bill

 

Immigration bill passes key test, but hurdles remain

Make-or-break votes still pending as senators opt to debate measure

 

Senate votes to resume fiery immigration debate

 

Migrant ed graduates honored

 

Immigration Bill Clears Test Vote in Senate

 

Immigration bill back on table

 

Dwindling work force puts pressure on growers

 

Boxer's vote switch helps revive immigration bill

But as compromises on legislation pile up, odd alliance of

backers starts to fall apart

 

Growers feel the labor pinch

 

Gallo workers toss out UFW

After 125-95 vote, union accuses company contractors of

unfair influence

 

Guest Worker Program Isn't the Labor and Immigration

Panacea It's Cracked Up to Be

Just ask one of nearly 200 Thai workers who have joined

in a federal class-action lawsuit.

 

June 26, 2007

Guest-worker program doing well by migrants
Firm provides legal passageway to U.S. for thousands

of Mexican workers

 

States tackle migrant issue
Arizona's measure will be toughest in U.S. if it

becomes law

 

Family wins in court
But reprieve for tenants comes with a catch

 

Settlement Ends Workers' Suit
Guatemalans Say Imperial Nurseries Treated

Them Like Prisoners
 

No containing the grassfires

 

Migrant workers in area trafficking case 'feel at

home in New Haven'

 

Labor Coalitions Divided on Immigration Overhaul

 

Worker shortage takes toll on crops

 

GOP Immigration Fight Heats Up
 

June 25, 2007  

Illegal Immigrants Targeted By States

Impasse on Hill Spurs New Laws

 

Bill still faces Senate hurdles

 

Immigration Reform Could Be Key to Influential

Latino Vote in 2008

 

Outdoor Mass for migrant workers

 

Immigration debate returns

Lawmakers make positions known as topic is revived

on Capitol Hill this week

 

Pressure builds anew on immigration bill A Senate

showdown is expected this week on a proposed overhaul.

Bush calls the status quo 'unacceptable.'

 

Revived Immigration Bill Faces Tough Week

 

Senators Renew Debate on Immigration Bill

 

Diverse group of advocates shapes national reform

 

Senate immigration bill is back

 

Brockport welcomes back migrant workers

 

Wanted: Workers who will labor for less

 

Guest worker obstacles

 

Planned worker ID called vulnerable

Effort to control immigration could boost identity theft

 

First-person: A day as a farmworker in SLO County -

Hard and dirty work

Nine hours of chopping and boxing vegetables, hoeing

weeds and moving pipes leave a Tribune reporter with

sore muscles and a newfound regard for produce and the

immigrants who toil in the field

 

Need for immigrant workers in dispute

 

June 24, 2007
Is it work Americans won't do?
Heart of immigration debate is question of jobs and

who'll fill them

 

Immigration legislation's No. 1 threat is possibly on AM dial

 

Bush Urges Congress on Immigration Bill

 

Immigration bill ignites grass-roots fire
The conservative group NumbersUSA has seen its

numbers skyrocket. Activists pressure wavering senators.


Expert: Many farm workers illegal

 

Who will pick the crops?
 

June 23, 2007  

Federal funds secured for farm worker skills training program

 

Officials: Jump in immigration arrests not tied to 2006 protests

 

Mexican migrants make sacrifices in wine country

 

Immigration debate includes political theater
Tactics reveal the human face behind intricacies

of the policy dispute.

 

Celebracion del Campo Swells at Christmas Hill Park

Shrinking crop of migrant students?

Cherry growers: Picker shortage will be the pits

 

Migrant education changes drastically

 

June 22, 2007  

Local farmworkers plead for reform

 

Immigration rules hamper custom grain harvesters

 

Key vote nears on immigration Opponents vow to

kill Senate bill

 

Officials rescind eviction notice Freezing winter temps

kept many out of work

 

Immigration concerns were heard, group says

 

Hutchison says she won't vote to revive immigration bill  

Texas' senior senator says she cannot sanction illegal

immigrant 'amnesty'

 

Immigration Reform Affecting NM Farmers

 

Bush and Sessions in sync in Alabama

In a move that could help them both, they put aside

their differences on immigration for a fundraiser for

the GOP senator.

 

Jornada offers class during harvest time

 

Kennedy makes push for immigration bill

 

Feds blame plant's safety shortfalls in fatal accident

 

June 21, 2007  

Labor opposes immigration bill

 

Immigration amendment stirs criticism

 

Alamance farmers tout guest worker program

 

Senate makes new try for immigration bill Key vote

expected Friday, but many senators are barred from

adding amendments.

 

AgJobs bill stalled in senate

 

No one injured in Weare migrant camp fire

 

Immigration bill in four easy pieces

 

Big Ag Enlists Robots to Pick High-Hanging Fruit

 

Immigration Lifts Wages, Report Says White

House Asserts Only Least-Skilled Native Workers Are Hurt

 

Critics say pesticide panel's too political

 

Program turns farmworkers into farmers, fosters small

businesses

 

Both sides target Boxer in immigration debate The California

senator remains on the fence over a comprehensive

overhaul measure.

 

June 20, 2007
Reluctant Dems on Immigration Reform

 

Program Turns Farmworkers Into Farmers

 

Immigration Supporters Step Up Lobbying as

Senate Bill Stalls

 

New bill puts border security first
GOP group hopes tougher plan will scuttle Senate bid

 

Education key for migrants

 

Immigration-law enforcement bill pitched in House
Republicans offer guest worker plan, but no path to citizenship

 

Senators Webb, Tester, McCaskill are key votes

 

White House Report Lauds Immigrants’ Positive Effects

 

House bill puts border security over immigration

 

Dem poll finds tepid support for immigration bill

 

June 19, 2007
Union Seeks Role in Guest-Worker Program

 

Immigration vote a juncture for GOP

 

Critics Take Aim at Heart of Immigration Bill

 

Updated immigration bill gets shot before the Senate

 

On migrant plan, GOP leaders keep their distance from Bush

 

Braceros air back-pay problems
They take complaints to Mexican official visiting Fresno.

 

Health project targets migrants


Despite Bush’s Promises, Georgians Remain Skeptical

About Immigration Bill

 

Farmworker visas touted
UFW, immigrant activists say foreigners can help

safeguard food, provide other important services.

 

June 18, 2007
McConnell unsure of immigration bill

 

College struggles to give away $1.5 million in aid

Education - PCC's Rock Creek campus offers help for migrant

students to attend college, but few seek it

 

Florida Immigrants Take Concerns To White House

 

ICE raids protested

 

June 17, 2007

Anti-illegal immigration groups rally against bill

Rallies at the Nixon Library and Huntington Beach pier

draw supporters.

 

Feds tighten eligibility rules for migrant students

 

Farmers say export food, not workers
Immigration reform could deprive area farmers of workers

 

Made in Oregon . . . with plenty of help from Mexico
From farming to construction, illegal workers are ingrained

 

Protest backs migrant workers

 

Hess loses labor fight

 

June 15, 2007 
Immigration Bill Has New Life In Senate
Parties Compromise On Amendments

 

Senators plan to revive immigration bill

 

Senate Reaches Agreement to Revive Immigration Legislation

 

Bipartisan Senate group plans new push for immigration bill

 

Stalled immigration bill heads back to floor

 

Senate forges immigration deal

 

Senate strikes deal to revive immigration bill
Agreeing to trim the number of amendments, immediately

fund enforcement significantly improve the legislation's chances.
 

Deal revives immigration bill chances

 

Labor board rules against Krug winery
Winery to face charges in firing of 27 workers in 2006

 

Senate Leaders Agree to Revive Immigration Bill
 

June 14, 2007
Krug v. UFW decision due Thursday

 

UFW vote bill clears hurdle
Legislation would remove use of secret ballots

 

UFW bill clears state Assembly review

 

EPA fines Del Monte $25,000 for improper pesticide use at Kunia

 

FDA initiative to clean up tomatoes

 

Agency helps migrant workers find a place to call home
Housing shortage is ever-present, service agency says

 

June 13, 2007
Cherry growers get peek at the future

 

Bush presses GOP on immigration bill
Rebellion has him on unfamiliar turf

 

Most Americans Back Stalled Senate Immigration Bill, Poll Shows

 

GOP pushes Bush for commitment to border security
Some of the senators call for emergency bill to spend

billions on enforcement

 

Large majority supports path to citizenship
A poll finds 63% of all respondents, and 65% of

Republicans, back the controversial measure.

 

Bush's Senate visit fails to move GOP on immigration bill
 

Bush seeks support on immigration bill

 

Immigration raid pushes Oregon into thick of fight
As President Bush presses for reforms, agents arrest

167 at a Portland plant, escalating the national debate

 

Immigration crackdown tears families apart

 

Bush Strikes Out on Immigration

 

June 12, 2007
Mexico courses teach migrants American ways

 

McConnell offers hope Senate will revive immigration bill

 

Bush to Lobby Senate on Immigration; Reid Says Bill May Return

 

Farm bill may win migrants mattresses

 

Sen. urges immigration bill revival

 

New Woodland apartments are home sweet home to farm workers

 

Immigration seen as paramount problem for U.S. farms

 

Pro-reform Advocate Underwent Immigration Transformation

 

Bush hasn't given up on immigration bill

 

June 11, 2007
Farmworker transit plan gaining speed

 

Stalling of immigration bill dismays advocates

 

Unions fight against abuse of migrant laborers
Mexican and US organizers are risking their lives to

prevent guest workers from being swindled by

unscrupulous 'recruiters.'


Craig, Crapo still think immigration bill may pass
Lawmakers differ on reform package, but Crapo now

backs colleague's AgJobs plan to help Idaho growers

Migrant workers gain clinic

 

June 10, 2007
Irish, Latino Catholics march for immigrant rights
Participants call for revival of reform bill that failed in Senate

 

CSI Congress: Who slew immigration bill?
Both parties had "their hand on the dagger"

The ambitious compromise that Sen. Ken Salazar

helped craft fell prey to blasts from both extremes.

It could see resuscitation in fall.
 

Fewer peaches, fewer workers in Georgia
Frost killed nearly 80% of the state's crop.

One town faces a summer without its annual

influx of Latino laborers.
 

June 9, 2007

Talk of Resurrecting Immigration Bill Begins as Autopsy Goes On

 

Immigration bill's backers see hope
Senators say measure needs more debate

 

Immigration foes claim victory
But Cabinet officials are hopeful Senate will revive the issue


Revival of immigration bill before 2008 seems unlikely

 

Specter remains optimistic about immigration overhaul

Immigration defeat threatens N.C. crops

 

Immigration reformers don't give up

 

Undocumented workers stay on job, out of sight
Failed bill leaves them hoping Congress will revisit legalization.

 

Migrant reform bill sees denial
Some are hopeful a revival will be quick

 

Immigration bill takes a step back

 

June 8, 2007
A Failure of Leadership in a Flawed Political Culture

 

Immigrants disappointed over defeat

 

Immigration bill derailed in US Senate
Effort to cut off debate fails in blow to Bush

 

Immigration reform deal stalled, but not dead

 

Bush Must `Get to Work' on Immigration, Martinez Says

 

Immigration Bill Supporters See Glimmer of Hope
The immigration bill that incited a whirlwind of debate on

Capitol Hill in recent weeks crumbled on Thursday in a

dramatic Senate vote. Yet backers of the bill, heavy with

fatigue and exasperation, vowed to revive it.

 

Immigration reform bill dealt major blow
Measure 'on life support' after Senate rejects

motion to limit debate


Immigration overhaul implodes
Bill pulled from floor after failed move to end debate


Homeland Security handling investigation of Colfax dairy farm

 

Immigration bill fails key cloture vote

 

Senate immigration bill on the ropes
Lawmakers can't agree on how to handle amendments.

Reid plans to pull the measure and move on to other business.
 

Immigration bill on life support

 

Senate Abandons Immigration Bill

 

Immigrant Bill, Short 15 Votes, Stalls in Senate

 

Immigration bill shelved
 

Employers angry as talks fail

 

Immigrant bill killed in divided Senate

 

June 7, 2007
The Case for Amnesty

 

Immigration bill survives fresh set of amendments
Tempers grow short as package faces a key vote today

 

Othello migrant camps evacuated

 

Immigrant Measure Survives Challenges
Senate Vote Could Come Tomorrow

 

Immigration deal suffers a potentially fatal setback

 

Farmworkers' housing overcrowded, inadequate

 

Senate Rejects Most Efforts to Change Immigration Bill
 

Second thoughts on support for bill
Immigrant advocates say they may no longer back

compromise legislation.
 

Farmers urge Congress to legalize farmworkers now
Ag jobs bill could be OK'd separate from reform

 

U.S. Senate Faces Crucial Vote on Changes to Immigration Law

 

Migrants taught condom use

 

State's farms cultivating migrant labor

 

Immigration Bill Survives Major Challenge
 

June 6, 2007
Reid Says He Will Seek to End Debate on Immigration Bill

 

Immigration bill drags amid partisan sniping
 

Democratic Leader Seeks End of Immigration Debate

 

Senate GOP threatens filibuster on immigration bill
Texas legislators among those who want amendments

heard after Reid moves to pare list
 
June 5, 2007
Corn demand rekindles old occupation
Ethanol boom puts rural teens back to work in the fields for

company owned by DuPont

 

LAWSUIT AGAINST MISS. COMPANIES SETTLED

 

Opinions, Far Apart, Underscore Immigration Bill’s Obstacles


Valley's berry growers short on field pickers
Labor - Early rains and warm weather produce a strong crop,

but farmers can't find workers to harvest all of it
 

Life's a peach
Program lifts children of migrant families

 

Amendment threaten immigration bill

 

Illegals bill stems traffic only 25%

 

Fiscal lift, burden in immigrant legislation
Congressional report cites costs for decade

 

Reid says he'll work to limit amendments to immigration bill

 

Housing for Immigrants

 

Farmworkers' Housing Overcrowded and Inadequate, Paper Says

 

Southern growers fear loss of workers

 

June 4, 2007
Oceana County businesses feeling pinch of shortage

 

Calif. growers back immigration bill provision
It gives some workers green card eligibility

 

Two GOP lawmakers, South Carolina's Graham and Arizona's Kyl, take a calculated risk in backing the Senate bill.

 

Many employers are ready for immigration reform
Change is overdue, they say, but verification proposal causes concern

 

Guest workers have a long history in U.S.
Temporary programs become source of permanent labor force

 

June 3, 2007 
Migrants see abuse in guest worker jobs

 

Shattering Stereotypes About Immigrant Workers

 

Man bridges gap between field and courtroom

 

Many plant roots at Tierra Nueva
An award-winning housing development for migrant

farmworkers in the San Luis Valley makes an effort to

attract more workers.
 

Employers Oppose Hiring Provisions in Immigration Bill

 

Migrant workers: illegal or important? Migrant workers:

illegal or important?
Arrests leave Granby onion farm scrambling to find help

to harvest crop in July.
 

June 2, 2007 
Safeguards take effect for workers toiling in heat
 

June 1, 2007
Prayer vigil held for equitable immigration reform

 

Business' Tepid Take On Immigration Bill Grows

Cooler Still As Senators Tinker

 

UFW pushes to prevent chemical exposure to farm workers

 

Immigrant advocates object to 'draconian' provisions in Senate bill

 

Graham says new immigration law would aid state economy
Senator says bill vital for food supply

 

Immigration bill debate extends into June;

CF attorney says passage doubtful

 

States fight for farmworkers as border tightens

 

Immigration bill foes protest
Activists rally outside Chambliss' office

 

N.C. farmers say U.S. needs immigration reform


 

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