The introduction of immigration reform by Congressional leaders and the White House this week promises to touch off hot debate in the country. On Monday, a bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators presented its plan, and on Tuesday, President Barack Obama is scheduled to introduce his in Nevada. But already, an... Read More »
Seattle – The Forest Service is under fire for alleged discrimination against Latinos due to the use of Border Patrol agents as interpreters and law enforcement in stops involving Latinos on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights within the USDA,... Read More »
By Jose Pagliery
NEW YORK -- It happens every time Celso Mireles, a tech consultant who runs a successful business in Phoenix, hops into his pickup truck and drives past a police car. His stomach turns. His chest tightens.
He could be deported any minute.
Mexican-born Mireles, 25, is among nearly 2 million... Read More »
By Katie Brumback
ATLANTA (AP) -- It's unclear whether farmers in Georgia and Alabama will face a shortage of workers due to tough new laws targeting illegal immigration, but some producers said they have begun changing their plans for planting and harvesting this year's crops. Read More »
By Shannon Dininny
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Apple growers say they could have had one of their best years ever if a shortage of workers hadn't forced them to leave some fruit on trees.
Growers in Washington state, which produces about half of the nation's apples, say the labor shortage was made worse by a... Read More »
By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Big increases in immigration since 1990 have not hurt employment prospects for American workers, says a study released Thursday. The report comes as Congress and much of the nation are debating immigration policy, a big issue in this fall's midterm... Read More »