Dairy farmers in desperate need of immigrant workers

Dairy farmers in the state of New York are in desperate need of immigrant workers. Their farms have been thriving in recent years as the result of droughts in other nations that produce milk and the growing popularity of yogurt; however, the farmers are constantly finding it hard to recruit reliable labor. Local workers are …

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US agreement to teach immigrants about labor rights

The US government has signed an agreement with Ecuador, Mexico and the Philippines to create outreach programs to enable immigrants to become more aware of their rights with regard to labor organization within the United States. The agreement, which does not differentiate between immigrants based on their legal status, is part of a larger effort …

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More undocumented immigrants in white collar work

More and more undocumented immigrants are holding down white collar or professional jobs, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The new study claims that the number of undocumented immigrants in white collar or professional work has increased by 180,000 ‒ an increase of 3% to 13% ‒ between 2007 and 2012.This …

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Original deferred action program still working

The Obama administration has encouraged undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors to continue to sign up to the president’s deferred action program. Despite the expanded version announced last November being halted by a federal judge, the original program is still up and running. In a statement on Friday, Leon Rodriguez, the …

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New Jersey rally for immigration reform

On Wednesday, on the steps of Camden’s St Joseph Pro-Cathedral, a newly-formed activist group under the moniker New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice staged a rally in support of immigration reform. This was part of a new state campaign, called New Jersey for All, which is intended to encourage the state to change policies in …

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Walker alters immigration stance once more

Scott Walker, a Republican presidential hopeful and the current governor of Wisconsin, has apparently demonstrated his support for the idea of giving undocumented immigrants a path to US citizenship at a private dinner in New Hampshire, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sources in attendance at the dinner, which was held on March 13th, apparently …

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New Jersey governor fights immigration reform

Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey who previously refused to make clear his stance on the the immigration system of the United States, has quietly put his signature to an amicus brief that opposes President Obama’s executive action on US immigration reform. The brief, which was filed by the states of New Jersey, Louisiana, …

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Officials face questioning over contentious visa program

On Tuesday Congressional Republicans strongly objected to the scathing result of an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security. The investigation revealed that a senior official appeared to favor applicants with political connections while in charge of an obscure federal program that offers US visas to people who invest a minimum of $500,000 in a …

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Congressman claims Democrats seeking to boost votes through immigrants

Louisiana Congressman Dr John Fleming claims that President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform is designed to increase the number of people in the United States who will vote for the Democratic Party. Fleming made the comments about the ulterior motive of the President when he was a guest on the radio program The John …

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Judge blasts Obama administration for lying about immigration reform

The Texas judge who ordered an injunction to prevent President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform going ahead has slammed the US government, saying that it misrepresented facts, lied, made him “look like an idiot”, and then went ahead and broke the law by giving 100,081 undocumented immigrants legal status despite the injunction and a …

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New wave of immigrant refugees begins

Over 12,500 immigrant minors, unaccompanied by parents or guardians, have arrived in the United States illegally via the south-west border during the current fiscal year, the newest Customs and Border Protections data reveals; in addition, more than 11,130 families have been apprehended in the period between the months of October and February. As was the …

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