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California Has New Law to Stop Intimidation of Farmworkers

posted on October 14, 2011 at 1:05 PM

 FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California has a new law that will allowstate regulators to automatically certify union elections byfarmworkers if they determine growers used threats or intimidationtoward workers in the election... Full Story

Texas Farmers Say Drug War Making Job Dangerous

posted on March 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM

LA JOYA, Texas (AP) -- As Texas farmhands prepared this winter to burn stalks of sugarcane for harvest along the Rio Grande, four masked men on ATVs suddenly surrounded the crew members and ordered them to leave. Full Story

Border Violence Spills Onto Mexican Ranches, Farms

posted on July 9, 2010 at 3:07 PM

LAREDO, Texas (AP) -- Mexican rancher Isidro Gutierrez watched with disgust as federal inspectors here chalked a long stripe on his steer's hindquarter. Full Story

Holiday Border Crackdown Targets Fruit, Raw Pork

posted on December 11, 2009 at 4:12 PM

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) – The mountain of oranges, tangerines, lemons and more exotic fruits piled in the customs office at the Hidalgo international bridge in Texas on Thanksgiving Day would have made any grocer proud. Full Story

Immigration, Agriculture, and the Border Fence

posted on July 18, 2008 at 8:07 PM

Immigration, Agriculture, and the Border Fence
Does success for the border patrol mean a drop in available workers for agriculture? Andrew Batt reports on a controversial tool in our nation's border enforcement arsenal. Full Story

Environmental Groups say Congress Gave Chertoff Too Much Power to Build Border Fence

posted on November 9, 2007 at 8:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress violated the Constitution by allowing the homeland security chief to waive laws so the government could build fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border, two environmental groups said Thursday. Full Story

Unguarded Paths Challenge Border Patrol

posted on October 26, 2007 at 8:10 PM

ALBURGH, Vt.(AP) — The United States ends where Blair Road becomes "Chemin 4eme Concession," Noyan, Quebec, but for someone headed north on the gravel road there is nothing to mark the divide other than two unobtrusive signs and a broken down... Full Story

Mexico Seeks Changes in Border Plan

posted on August 3, 2007 at 8:08 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico called on the United States to alter a plan to expand border fences designed to stem illegal immigration, saying the barriers would threaten migratory species accustomed to roaming freely across the frontier. Full Story

Senators Compromise on Border Security

posted on July 27, 2007 at 8:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed Thursday to devote an additional $3 billion to gaining control over the U.S.-Mexico border. Full Story

Immigration Bill Pushed

posted on January 12, 2007 at 8:01 PM

Supporters of immigration reforms began a congressional push Wednesday that would give temporary legal status to up to 1.5 million illegal immigrant workers and provide a labor pool for U.S Agriculture. Full Story

Building a Bigger Border

posted on October 6, 2006 at 8:10 PM

President Bush signed into law this week a $35 billion homeland security bill that could bring hundreds of miles of fencing along the Mexican border. Full Story

Senators and Religious Leaders Call For Immigration Reform

posted on September 29, 2006 at 8:09 PM

Senators and Religious Leaders Call For Immigration Reform
At issue is what to do about undocumented immigrants, believed to number anywhere between 11 and 30 million, and how to create legislation that makes new laws enforceable. Full Story

Immigration Rally Held on Capitol Grounds

posted on September 15, 2006 at 8:09 PM

Immigration Rally Held on Capitol Grounds
Hundreds of business, labor and agriculture groups rallied this week on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Full Story

AFL-CIO Interested in Immigrant Labor Issues

posted on August 11, 2006 at 8:08 PM

The AFL-CIO has joined forces with a network of immigrant day laborers to improve wages and working conditions for those who are hired off the street. Full Story

Border Patrol Agent Found Guilty of Smuggling Immingrants Across Mexico Border

posted on July 28, 2006 at 8:07 PM

A Border Patrol Agent was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to smuggling two immigrants across the Mexico border. Full Story
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