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How the Immigration Reform Bill Could Help Undocumented Farmworkers and Growers

How the Immigration Reform Bill Could Help Undocumented Farmworkers and Growers

Approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants could become eligible for legal status under S. 744, the immigration reform bill the Senate is considering, including millions of undocumented farmworkers.  The importance of finding a way to create a legal workforce within the agriculture industry is critical, as undocumented farmworkers make up an estimated 53 percent of agriculture [...]

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Senate’s Symbolic Bill Rings Opening Bell on Immigration Reform

Senate’s Symbolic Bill Rings Opening Bell on Immigration Reform

This week, the White House revealed that President Obama will lay out a proposal for immigration reform at a speech in Nevada next week.  The visit to the home state of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may reflect the strong support Reid and Nevada Latinos have given to Obama. It also follows Senator Reid’s clear [...]

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Agriculture Industry Harmed by Restrictive State Immigration Laws

Agriculture Industry Harmed by Restrictive State Immigration Laws

The American agricultural industry is facing billions of dollars in losses due to labor shortages resulting from recent anti-immigrant laws passed in various states around the country.  The American farming industry is heavily dependent on undocumented workers, and according to a recent article in Time Magazine, has had an extremely difficult time replacing those who [...]

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Lamar Smith Introduces New Agricultural Twist to His Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Lamar Smith Introduces New Agricultural Twist to His Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has added a novel new twist to his anti-immigrant agenda: letting more immigrant workers into the country. In defiance of logic, the man who believes that immigrants merely steal jobs from U.S. citizens now wants to import migrant agricultural workers. At a hearing today of [...]

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