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September 26, 2012 - CNBC
In several recent columns, CNBC.com senior editor John Carney has dismissed any notion of a farm labor crisis, claiming that record farm profits suggest no such crisis exists. The senior editor’s all too common error is to grossly oversimplify American agriculture and draw the wrong conclusions as a result.
September 24, 2012 - Huffington Post
"America's economy needs the skilled farmworker as much as it needs the skilled engineer," said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, in a statement. Indeed, our farms are faltering due to lack of farm hands, thanks in large measure to anti-immigrant policies and sentiment.
September 21, 2012 - NationalJournal.com
If you’ve seen a “Now Hiring” sign in front of a new business lately, the odds are good that an immigrant is at the helm. America’s immigrants opened more than a quarter of all new businesses in 2011, and per capita, they’re more than twice as likely to do so as people who were born here.
September 20, 2012 - Cronkite News
With harvest season for many crops approaching, farms in Arizona need workers to help bring the crops in. But that help is getting harder to find, farmers say, as patchwork immigration laws and federal visa issues often get in the way.
September 20, 2012 - HeraldNet.com
WASHINGTON -- The United States can no longer afford to train foreign scientists and engineers and then send them back home to work for the nation's competitors, say lawmakers who are expected to vote Thursday on whether to grant thousands of visas to highly skilled foreign-born graduates.
September 12, 2012 - The Town Talk (AP)
WASHINGTON The Obama administration began notifying some young illegal immigrants this week that they can stay in the country without fear of deportation for up to two years.
September 12, 2012 - Hispanically Speaking News
Click Here to Enlarge Photo Civil and political leaders from the Latino community meeting Tuesday for the annual conference of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute are confident that the presidential term that begins in 2013 will see the approval of immigration reform.
September 11, 2012 - Fox News Latino
Civil and political leaders from the Latino community meeting Tuesday for the annual conference of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute are confident that the presidential term that begins in 2013 will see the approval of immigration reform.
September 07, 2012 - TIME.com
Immigration rights advocates were delivered a setback after a federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Arizona can start enforcing the controversial “papers please” provision of its immigration law, which had been upheld by a high profile U.S. Supreme Court decision in June but subsequently blocked by a preliminary injunction filed in district court.
September 07, 2012 - Metrolatino USA
Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, district court Judge Susan R. Bolton paved the way for section 2(B) of Arizona’s immigration law to take effect. Section 2(B) will require law enforcement officers to determine the immigration status of those they “reasonably suspect” are not legally in the country.