Tag: agricultural workers

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Immigration News Picks 10/01/12: A Shortage of Immigrant Workers for Upstate NY’s Booming Dairy Industry

Demand for yogurt has been a boon to New York dairies, but some say immigration enforcement is limiting the number of dairy workers.

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Commentary: Congress’s Green Card Debate – Should Highly Skilled Immigrants Get Priority?

Fi2W columnist Erwin de Leon says the U.S. needs more highly skilled immigrant workers, but not at the expense of other immigrants who also contribute to the economy.

Immigrant farmworkers are fleeing Georgia in response to anti-immigrant measures

Georgia’s Immigration Law Hurts Farms and the State Economy

Fi2W columnist Erwin de Leon says Georgia’s new immigration law isn’t just affecting undocumented farmworkers, it’s having a negative impact on the lives and well-being of ordinary citizens, including those who supported the get-tough policy.

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Stephen Colbert Wants To Protect America’s Harvest With Immigration Reform

On Friday, comedian Stephen Colbert will testify in Congress in support of AgJOBS, a bill that would grant undocumented farm workers currently in the United states a path towards legal status by continuing to work in agriculture.