A new report released today from America's Voice highlights the fact that mandatory E-Verify legislation being pushed by a number of California Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives would impose new burdens on American workers and businesses, devastate California's agriculture industry, and further their Party's political problem with... Continue »
This report explains why the forced E-Verify approach as advocated by Reps. Gallegly, Lungren, Bilbray, and their allies in Congress is a potential disaster for the nation's economy – in particular, California's precious agriculture industry. The same approach is also a precarious political move for California Republicans, who are... Continue »
Last week, New America Media asked an important question about an industry directly impacted by immigration: Slow Flow of Immigrants Already Impacting California Farms? Some say yes. Others, not yet. But if Lamar Smith's E-Verify bill passes nationally, there will be a worker shortage -- and crops rotting in... Continue »
Mandatory E-Verify opponents do not propose eliminating an employee verification program, but say businesses need one that works well for employers — especially small companies — and workers. Analysts and business organizations have argued that E-Verify alone would hurt Florida and the U.S. economy. Continue »
The number of immigrants illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico has declined according to a new study, and some California farmers are already seeing the effects on their crops. "We've seen in the valley this year a reduction of labor that we haven't seen for five or... Continue »
It's a rare piece of legislation these days that unites state and local business organizations, the labor movement, and a range of faith denominations across the country together in outrage. But that's exactly what's happening in response to the mandatory E-Verify legislation being championed by Rep. Lamar Smith... Continue »
It's the rare piece of legislation these days that generates outrage from state and local business organizations, the labor movement, and a range of faith denominations across the country. Yet that's exactly what is happening in response to the mandatory E-Verify legislation being championed by Representative Lamar Smith... Continue »
It's the rare piece of legislation these days that generates outrage from state and local business organizations, the labor movement, and a range of faith denominations across the country. Yet that's exactly what is happening in response to the mandatory E-Verify legislation being championed by Representative Lamar Smith... Continue »
The list of business and industry organizations that oppose federally mandated E-Verify, the federal electronic employee verification program, continues to grow. In a conference call hosted on Tuesday by the National Immigration Forum, the Associated Industries of Florida agreed that mandatory E-Verify as defined in Rep. Lamar Smith's... Continue »
My family has long been making pies and jam out of the divine purple raspberry, a cross between the better known red and black raspberry families. The purple raspberry is a delectable mixture of tart and sweet, and purple raspberry pie is literally my favorite food in the... Continue »