Despite all the problems with E-Verify, Rep. Lamar Smith is charging forward with his mandatory bill -- and adding a cheap guest worker plan to the mix in a blatant attempt to buy off the industry. Instead of putting American workers first, Smith's plan promotes a race to the... Continuar »
A leading Republican lawmaker has proposed creating a program to bring 500,000 foreign migrant farm workers to the United States each year, responding to an outcry this summer from American farmers who said shortages of legally authorized labor were imperiling their crops. Continuar »
A new report released today probes into the federal H-2A agricultural guest worker program designed to provide farmers and harvesters with a legal workforce, and discovers that the program has grown rife with abuse and is sorely lacking in legal protections for these guest workers. Continuar »
Recent Republican solidarity on illegal immigration is showing cracks under pressure from agriculture groups, with two GOP congressmen floating programs that would make it easier for foreigners to work legally in U.S. fields and orchards. Continuar »
In rural Alabama lies Cullman County, recognized as the "state's top agricultural community." David Palmer of The Cullman Times interviewed two farmers who express concern over Alabama's new anti-immigration law, which is scheduled to take effect in three days on September 1st. Both farmers come to the same... Continuar »
"Don't confuse me with the facts" should be carved on the walls of office buildings where congressmen and senators work. Politicians are fond of symbols, because they communicate with voters instantly. Gray areas and nuances that more correctly describe America don't pack the same wallop. Continuar »
Ever since portions of Georgia's controversial anti-immigration law took effect, the volume of the protests seems to have subsided. But that may be about to change. Georgia's new law has caught the attention of activists from across the country. Continuar »
In an effort to ensure their citizens are treated fairly in Alabama, 16 nations, including Mexico, filed briefs against the state's controversial new immigration law that has already drawn fire from the U.S. Department of Justice. Continuar »
Farmers across the country are rallying to fight a Republican-sponsored bill that would force them and all other employers to verify the legal immigration status of their workers, a move some say could imperil not only future harvests but also the agricultural community's traditional support for conservative candidates.... Continuar »
Georgia is surely becoming a state that has food, but no immigrants to cook it, and is abundant in fruit, but has nobody to pick it. How extreme do things need to get before lawmakers open their eyes to the damage the state's new anti-immigration law, House Bill 87,... Continuar »