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March 31, 2007
Chavez legacy remembered in celebrations

Editorial
Republicans undermine Chávez tribute

 

Cesar Chavez march honors the fight for migrant workers


ˇViva Cesar Chávez!
 

Cesar Chavez comes to life for students via gardening

 

Students march for a Chavez Day
About 500 converged on City Hall to promote the honor for the late labor leader and other causes. Turnout was smaller than last year's 40,000.

 

Students rally for Chavez holiday

 

'Viva La Causa' -- Chavez remembered

 

How labor leader inspired, empowered
Legacy of Cesar Chavez: Six stories of changed lives

 

Redlands honors Chavez
Actor Ed Begley Jr. on hand to celebrate icon

 

Immigration debate taken to Ellis Island

 

March 30, 2007
Classes on Chavez holiday bother some students

 

Cesar Chavez pilgrimage set for April 14

 

Guest-Worker Program Part of Government's Immigration Plan

 

Women guilty in migrant workers case

 

Scholarship helps migrant students further education

 

Labor leader's life honored
Hispanic community not deterred by rain in observing holiday

 

Honoring a Valley hero
Fresno program celebrates Cesar Chavez as his birthday approaches.

 

GOP immigration plan favors workers over relatives
The Senate proposal comes with strict stipulations that some advocacy groups say aren't feasible.


Cesar Chavez recalled firsthand at college forum

 

Remembering Cesar Chavez

 

Funding woes stall paychecks: Delmarva Rural Ministries CEO discusses difficulties

 

Remembering Cesar with Reverence and Realism
 

March 29, 2007 
Farm workers to march in memory of Cesar Chavez
Union will commemorate labor advocate

 

White House works behind the scenes for immigration reform
The administration has been meeting with key Republican senators to devise a consensus plan aimed at garnering wide GOP support.

 

March 28, 2007
Farmworker struck by machinery

 

César Chávez: His spirit is still leading

 

Judge criticizes state rules in Ag-Mart pesticide case
 

March 27, 2007
Immigrant-rights leaders say latest bill needs work

 

Chavez still relevant today
Students and others praise UFW pioneer at luncheon.

 

March to mark Chavez's birthday
The event is also a rally for immigration reform

 

Chavez's sister continues his drive to help others
 

March 26, 2007

Immigration Dance: Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back
Bush wants it badly -- so do business leaders -- and many

Democrats and Republicans are on board. So what's the problem?

 

Immigrant groups rally in L.A.
L.A.: Rival groups mark first anniversary of massive march.

 

New Immigration Bill Debuts, Activists Express Cautious Optimism
 

March 25, 2007
César Chávez: Yes, he did

 

Community set to celebrate Chavez

 

Dorm reform

 

March 24, 2007
Looking back, moving ahead
Organizers of last year's huge immigrant rights rally in L.A. reflect on successes and goals as they ready for Sunday's anniversary events.

 

March 23, 2007
Immigration reform goes before Congress

 

Bipartisan bill in Congress raises citizenship hopes for millions of immigrants

 

Immigration Reform Revisited
Bipartisan Bill in House Includes Guest-Worker Program

 

Chávez march spreading focus
Annual event to include coalition for immigrants

 

Immigration: Becoming 'legal' involves leaving U.S.


Doubts Arise on Immigration Bill’s Chances

 

Judge: Drop most violations against Ag-Mart
Company claims victory after judge recommends that nearly all the pesticide use violations brought against it be dismissed

 

March 22, 2007
Political pressures put immigration overhaul in doubt

 

6 women stood at forefront of farmworker movement

 

Kennedy-McCain partnership falters
Immigration bill on shelf amid campaign

 

New bill takes up immigration status

 

Warrants served in connection with migrant camp vandalism

 

Police search homes of activists
Minuteman leader, colleague targeted

 

March 21, 2007

Uneasy Alliance Over Legalizing Workers
Business, Labor Groups Lobby for Immigration Law

 

Another farmworker shortage feared
Produce growers are already signing up work crews,

increasing wages


New tactics disrupt illegal immigration
The Border Patrol is using an array of tools to cut

down on illicit border crossings. Interviews suggest

the crackdown is having an effect.
 

Legalization path planned
Bipartisan legislation expected to be introduced to

House later this week.
 

March 20, 2007
Kennedy says immigration bill will happen
California's Assembly Speaker meets with veteran

lawmaker as part of Washington lobbying trip.

 

As immigration raids rise, human toll decried
Arrests across US break up families


US authorities hold tougher line on hiring illegal

immigrants
Criminal arrests, often of executives, quadrupled

in a year. But is it a tactic to pass a guest-worker program?
 

G.O.P. Candidates Confront Immigration Politics
 

March 19, 2007
Their battle isn’t over
Advocates keeping an eye on potentially

harmful legislation

 

The hidden cost of illegal workers
Low-skilled individuals, legal or illegal, cost

the government much more in services than

they pay in taxes.
 

McConnell eyes 'bipartisan' illegals bill
 

March 18, 2007
Collier commissioners’ immigration resolution blasted

 

MANATEE'S LATINO LEADERS: Health care expert

helps the infirm, powerless

 

MANATEE'S LATINO LEADERS: Journalist immersed

in migrant population

 

Farm workers, leaders continue struggle

 

Woman's arduous work supports 11 children

 

For workers, getting jobs is labor in itself

 

Hard Border: Crossing gets tougher

 

Gulf Coast "guest workers" claim that they were held in

"slave-like" conditions.
 

March 17, 2007 
Farmers ask for flexible guest worker program

 

Immigrant advocates gear up
Wish list of reform measures includes path to

legalization for most of the 11 million undocumented

migrants in the U.S.
 

Catholic leaders say immigration raids scare people

away from churches

 

Women Embrace Migrant Roots
 

March 16, 2007
Immigration reform effort running on several

tracksHouse, Senate alliances change along

with the strategies for a comprehensive bill

 

After New Bedford immigration raid, voices call for

mercy and justice
The March 6 roundup of illegal migrants brings

immigration reform's ethical conflicts into focus.
 

March 15, 2007
Tighter border will boost 'guest worker' plan's chances,

Bush says

 

Bush optimistic on immigration law
 

Immokalee arson fire: Lawsuits filed against trailer owner
 

Immigration Reform: Bush's Big Promises
The President assured leaders across Latin America that

he would push for reform. Now, he has to tackle Congress


Some believe immigration reform best achieved in pieces
 

Workers hit by freeze receive 'bit of a silver lining'

 

Calderon makes border talk personal as Bush visit ends
Revealing he has relatives who work in the U.S., Mexican

leader pushes reform

 

Under the county’s roof
Housing authority takes steps for more oversight

 

Bush Leaves Mexico With Optimism, but No Agreements

 

March 14, 2007
Pesticide education programs target fern workers

 

Bush reassures doubtful Mexico on immigration

 

Students Spend Break With Farmworkers

 

Immigration tops agenda as Bush meets with Calderon
Talks indicate U.S., Mexico eager to solidify tie

 

Judge: Farm labor provider at fault
Weiser woman must pay $3,040 in damages, obtain

state license, bond
 

Hope seen in White House-GOP immigration talks
Discussions to craft a proposal are viewed as a sign

of progress in resolving the issue.

 

From Mexico Also, the Message to Bush Is Immigration

 

Guestworker Program Rife With Abuse
Not Workable for Reform Bill, Advocate Says

 

Program aids migrant kids

 

Guest Workers Fighting Back
 

March 13, 2007
Immigration debate squeezes some businesses

 

Bill would assure proof of farmworker insurance

 

Guest workers cheated, abused, new report says

 

Kennedy moves to spur immigration debate
The senator decides to bring back a bill from last

session for consideration.

 

Immigration bill could get jump-start

 

Deportation issue shadows Bush's visit
Immigration is a sore issue for U.S. ally; Bush

touts guest-worker program.
 

Capitol Hill closes in on immigration reform
Proposed bills would create a guest-worker program

and a path to citizenship for illegal migrants.
 

Editorial
Shameful treatment of guestworkers

 

Report criticizes guest-worker programs

 

Kennedy, Eager for Republican Support, Shifts Tactics

on an Immigration Measure

 

Bush says he wants immigration deal

 

Film to detail life of migrant farm workers' child
 

March 12, 2007
Indentured Servants in America

 

Group: Guestworkers System Being Abused


March 10, 2007
Workers: Promise became a prison
Thai men sue N.C. contractor

 

Prisoners to Work Colorado Fields
Attempt to Supply Workers Is Criticized by

All Sides of Immigration Debate
 

March 9, 2007
Dairy farmer favors guest worker reform
Stable and fair system needed for immigrant

workers in U.S., he says.
 

March 8, 2007
Union pushes to keep farmworkers safe
Rally salutes six who died in N.C.

 

Migrant apprehensions down, deaths up

 

Students Intern, Learn on Farms

 

Freeze Curtails Migrant Education Funding
 

March 7, 2007
Senator Kennedy Will Reintroduce Immigration Bill

 

Employers break silence to fight hiring sanctions
Companies banding together to support a

guest-worker plan

 

ABUSE OF THAI GUESTWORKERS CHALLENGED
Interview with Lori Elmer, Farmworkers' attorney,

Legal Aid of N.C.
 

March 6, 2007
Survey details lives of Coachella Valley farmworkers

 

Grief grips Immokalee
6 injured in fire remain hospitalized as friends,

neighbors mourn mother, 3 children

 

Survey says farmworkers scraping by
Three-quarters make less than $15,000 a year; cost of living high

 

Worst fear comes true
Mother afraid arsonist would kill her family

 

March 5, 2007
Building a border
U.S. officials want to make the 2,000-mile southern frontier

inhospitable to crossers. But terrain, weather and human

ingenuity have been tough on the technology.

 

Guest workers' dreams hit realities in the fields
 

March 4, 2007
Inmates Will Replace Wary Migrants in Colorado Fields

 

Texas bill targets benefits of immigrants' children
 

March 3, 2007
Island Arcadia effort to begin

 

Valley stop on the campaign trail
Democrat John Edwards backs disaster designation

after Valley's crop freeze.

 

Edwards looks to lock up union support in California

 

Pro-immigrant groups urge reform
Plans include rallies, pressuring lawmakers

 

March 2, 2007 
Students feel stifled by program

 

Bush's Last Chance on Immigration
 

March 1, 2007
Secrecy could kill immigration reform

 

Attacks on smugglers puzzle feds

 

White House renews effort to overhaul laws

 

Summer programs for migrant teens discontinued

 

Colorado to use inmates to fill migrant shortage
Tough laws passed last year against illegal immigration

have created a need for farmworkers.

Calderon plans broad reforms of immigration

 

Democrats weigh Bush support on immigration

 

Fresh start on immigration overhaul
Bush administration officials tell a Senate panel that border

security and bringing illegal workers 'out of the shadows'

are priorities.

 

Blueberry farm agrees to pay $40K for labor violations

 

Bush team plugs immigration plan
Homeland Security and Commerce chiefs back comprehensive

overhaul, but caution Congress to keep it simple.

Migrant worker advocates get support from Washington
 


 

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