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Must-Read: “The Lives Of The Immigrants Who Grow Your Food”

We see their contributions every day, yet they could soon be targeted by the deportation plans of President-elect Donald Trump. Two new pieces lift up backbreaking work of undocumented immigrant farmworkers, who make up as much as 1.75 million of the 2.5 million farmworker population, according to data from the US Department of Labor’s 2012 … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “You Could Soon Pay More Money For Worse Food. Thanks, Donald Trump.”

In a new piece for Washington Post’s “WonkBlog”, Caitlin Dewey highlights the varied economic consequences of President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to deport millions of immigrants. As Dewey explains, “Undocumented workers account for 67 percent of people harvesting fruit, according to the Agriculture Department. They make up 61 percent of all employees on vegetable farms, and as many as … Continue reading »

NEW AD: Farm Worker Candidate in CA-23 Releases New Ad Targeting Kevin McCarthy on Immigration

Raul Garcia, First Farm Worker to Run for U.S. Congress, Asks McCarthy Key Question: While We Wait for You on Immigration Reform, Who Should Be Harvesting America’s Food? Raul Garcia, a naturalized U.S. citizen and farm worker of 30 years, has had enough of the empty promises from his Representative on immigration and this fall, … Continue reading »

Bakersfield Farmworker is Challenging GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

We have long warned Republicans that their opposition to immigration reform will cost them dearly in the long run.  But some advocates are also looking to make the topic an issue in the short run — for example, Raul Garcia, a farmworker in central California who has emerged as the challenger to GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) this … Continue reading »

Senator Schumer Points Out Extreme Positions of Anti-Immigrant Witnesses

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the immigration reform legislation drafted by the “Gang of Eight.” As we noted in the post below, the anti-immigrant Senators, led by Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and leader of the “Gang of Hate” Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) on the panel invited several witnesses from the Tanton … Continue reading »'s Bill McKibben "It's Urgent That We Get Real Immigration Reform" And Greenpeace Joins The Fight

As we’ve mentioned many, many times, there’s growing momentum for real immigration reform. Over the past couple days, we’ve added some new allies from the environmental community. Yesterday, writing in the Los Angeles Times, Bill McKibben, the founder of and one of the leading voices in the environmental movement, issued a powerful call for … Continue reading »

Georgia Can Start Enforcing Racial Profiling Provision in Anti-Immigration Law

In the wake of Arizona’s SB 1070, Georgia’s legislature got caught up in the anti-immigrant frenzy and passed a harsh “show me your papers” law. This week, that provision took effect: Georgia state and local police may start enforcing one of the most controversial parts of the state’s immigration law for the first time now … Continue reading »