AgJOBS, which would provide earned immigration status for experienced farm workers, would protect farmworkers from exploitative working conditions while providing agricultural employers with a stable, legal labor force. "The status quo for farmworkers, agricultural employers, and ultimately American consumers, is unsustainable and requires reform," said Frank Sharry, Executive... Continue »
Nearly four hundred immigrant workers were corralled into the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo, Iowa as a part of the now-infamous immigration raid that took place in Postville, Iowa, last year. Bloggers covered the story of communities that donned red ribbons and rang church bells in remembrance of the... Continue »
"The Postville raid has become a nationwide symbol of what is wrong with our current immigration policy and previous immigration enforcement priorities. While the government's actions in the Agriprocessors raid showed an ugly side of America that I hardly recognize, the response of the Postville community and its... Continue »
In his 100 Days press conference last evening, President Obama reiterated his pledge to make immigration reform a Year One priority. Responding to a question from Lori Montenegro of Telemundo, Obama said: “We want to move this process. We can't continue with a broken immigration system. It's not... Continue »
Note: This is a new weekly feature by Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger. The dialogue on immigration has, historically, been contentious and cyclical. There are times when hysteria peaks, and rational thought struggles to enter the national dialogue. There are also moments of truth. This week, independent media debunked many... Continue »
Well, yesterday was a new day. Yesterday's news that organized labor has joined forces to push for comprehensive reform highlights the important link between comprehensive immigration reform, the economy, and worker protection. As the New York Times argued so succinctly yesterday: Even in a bad economy - especially in... Continue »