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Build-that-wall pledge suggests labor shortages 11.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
For corporate America, there’s a lot to like about President-elect Donald Trump’s platform: fewer regulations, lower taxes and a singular devotion to deal-making. Yet there’s one signature campaign pledge — to round up and deport millions of undocumented immigrants — that has many executives across the country on edge. The proposal, if implemented even remotely as vigorously as Trump at times promised, would squeeze a labor pool that companies like Dunkin’ Brands Group and Bojangles say has alre...
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Build-that-wall pledge has companies bracing for labor shortages 11.11.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
For corporate America, there’s a lot to like about President-elect Donald Trump’s platform: fewer regulations, lower taxes and a singular devotion to deal-making. Yet there’s one signature campaign pledge — to round up and deport millions of undocumented immigrants — that has many executives ...
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Feature: An American in a Strange Land 4.11.2016 NY Times: Magazine
After more than a decade away, a foreign correspondent comes back to take stock of his divided homeland.
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Utah ranks No. 10 for share of undocumented immigrants in workforce 4.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Springville farmer Jake Harwood uses legal immigrants for jobs that locals don’t want. He says it was so tough to find enough help this year that “we weren’t able to harvest some of our watermelons,” so they were left in the fields. Also, federal red tape delayed by 45 days the visas he sought for foreign workers for spring planting. “That put us behind. We were scrambling. It was really stressful.” Officials say such often-unmet high demand for lower-pay jobs in Utah explains why it now ranks N... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump's Wall Ignores the Economic Logic of Undocumented Immigrant Labor 30.10.2016 Truthout - All Articles
In the final weeks of his campaign, Donald Trump has  reiterated  his call to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. A Pew Research  survey  shows his supporters are united by, perhaps more than any other issue, anti-immigrant sentiment. To him, like many of his supporters, this wave of invading "criminals" supported and abetted by the Mexican government is a dire  threat  to the nation. Put aside for a moment the racist dimensions of this rhetoric. The wall argument assumes the cause of undocumented migration originates in Mexico, in the Mexican government or in the criminal intent of migrants. A border wall makes intuitive sense if you assume the cause of undocumented migration is external to the United States. This is a belief that ignores not only the ease of  breaching such a wall , but more fundamentally the economics of low-wage, undocumented labor migration that generated these flows in the first place. Over the last two decades, US recruitment of workers without documentation has ...
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California Inc.: A new iPhone to go with your solar-powered luxury car 5.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Trading resumes Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday, with a weaker-than-expected jobs report...

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Disrupting the Myth of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Age of Trump, Sanders and Clinton 28.8.2016 Truthout.com
The 2016 presidential election cycle and its three prominent candidates are being held up as representing polarizing interests that are emblematic of the political, economic and cultural tensions of our time. Yet, a look back at the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt reveals some familiar tones and policy positions that capture those of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. As president, Roosevelt is widely celebrated by American "progressives" for fathering the New Deal, which encompassed financial regulations, union rights and a number of social programs. While FDR's extramarital affairs are well known, what is less known is his racist and anti-Semitic worldview and white supremacist loyalties, which contributed to the suffering and death of millions of the most vulnerable people. Many understand the New Deal as a program to save US capitalism based on Keynesian interventions meant to soften its blow via social programs and collective bargaining rights, while simultaneously regulating the ...
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Immigrants form worker cooperatives amid gentrification in Santa Ana 24.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Under the watchful eye of Apolonio Cortes and Abel Ruiz, a handful of shoppers picked at a selection of lettuce, green onions and other produce at the El Centro Cultural de Mexico community space in Santa Ana.

Across the room, a group of women showed off their display of handicrafts: jewelry and...

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Donald Trump appears to be changing his mind about mass deportations. Does it matter? 23.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Donald Trump’s pledge to deport more than 11 million undocumented immigrants was always preposterous, so we suppose it should be welcome news that he might be rethinking his position. It is just such heavy-handed approaches to issues that have made Trump so unappealing from the start. 

The idea...

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Several members of Trump's agriculture committee have supported legal status for undocumented workers 16.8.2016 Washington Post
Several members of Trump's agriculture committee have supported legal status for undocumented workers
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For migrant workers on Illinois farms, the job is hot, risky 6.8.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
On a scorcher of a mid-July afternoon, Laura Pascual lolled on a picnic table bench and felt grateful she wasn't in Texas. "It's cooler up here than over there," the 45-year-old native of Mission, Texas, said as she fanned the heavy 90-degree air. Up here was Rantoul, Ill., a rural town just ...
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This Boyle Heights market grapples with a shifting demographic 12.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Pedro Rosado arrived in Los Angeles from Yucatan, Mexico, in 1968, the same year a three-story shopping center known as “El Mercado de Los Angeles” opened in Boyle Heights.

After laboring 80 hours a week for three years as a janitor and a truck driver, Rosado subleased and then bought a humble...

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NPR's Interview With President Obama About 'Obama's Years' 1.7.2016 NPR News
Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on NPR's radio special, the "Obama Years," about how Americans have fared since 2008. He also discusses the Brexit vote and parallels in the U.S. election.
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Immigration backlash at the heart of British push to leave the E.U. 23.5.2016 Washington Post: World
A referendum could hinge on the scale of discontent with unparalleled flows of new arrivals.
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The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist 19.5.2016 Washington Post
The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist
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Meet the Europeans in Britain's Brexit heartland 9.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Mark Leonard, director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, takes the temperature among overseas workers in Thurrock, one of England’s most Eurosceptic constituencies “Any place has limits,” says Joanna, a trainee nurse. “Immigration has an impact on healthcare and education. My child’s school is packed, and it made me feel sorry for the children.” In Thurrock , Essex, where Elizabeth I bawled defiance against the approaching Spanish armada and where the Daily Mail is printed today, this kind of talk is not unusual. This is ground zero for Ukip – a constituency that swung dramatically towards the party in both European parliamentary elections in 2014 and in the general election last year . The surprising thing about Joanna is that she is not a classic Ukip supporter: she was born in Poland, and only came to Britain in ...
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The California primary matters for the first time in decades. 25 voters tell us what they care about 28.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Can a Cruz-Fiorina ticket overcome Trump's lead? April 28 2016, 4:04 AM Donald Trump woos Indiana icons as Ted Cruz makes new moves with Carly Fiorina as his running mate.Ted Cruz picks former California tech executive Carly Fiorina as his running mateDonald Trump wins the support of famed Indiana...
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California Inc.: Anyone in the market for a slightly used search engine? 18.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Expect financial markets to face headwinds today after the Federal Reserve reported Friday...

Why Hunting Down 'Authentic Ethnic Food' Is A Loaded Proposition 9.4.2016 NPR News
In a new book, an NYU scholar explores how immigrants shape the American palate. He says it's time to ditch the phrase "ethnic food" — which lumps all nonwhite people and their cuisines together.
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Trump hammers China while using its immigrants' money to build tower 8.3.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

The Republican frontrunner has said China has taken US jobs, but a report finds his project in Jersey City leans heavily on funds from visa program

In his run for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has been relentlessly negative about Chinese people.

They have cost America jobs, he tells supporters. They have displaced American investment and driven ingenuity overseas. They ought to be issued fewer skilled-worker visas.

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