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Category: Immigration Issues :: Labor Demand
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Do Your Veggies Depend On Workers Who Lack Legal Rights? 26.2.2015 NPR News
Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers believe that when immigrant workers gain legal status, they tend to leave agriculture. Yet the evidence is disputed.
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New rally cry over police use of deadly force: 'It was just a rock!!!' 21.2.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
The rallying cry in Ferguson was "Hands up, don't shoot!" In New York, it was "I can't breathe!" In Pasco these days, the protest signs say things like "It was just a rock!!!"
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'It was just a rock!!!': Deadly police shooting of Mexican immigrant stirs protests 20.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Some Businesses Say Immigrant Workers Are Harder To Find 30.1.2015 NPR News
The president's recent executive actions will allow millions of immigrants to stay in the U.S. But many businesses say those changes aren't enough to help them find and keep all the workers they need.
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Text of President Obama's State of the Union address 21.1.2015 AP Politics
Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House:...
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Transcript: State of the Union address 2015 (remarks as prepared for delivery) 21.1.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century.  Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world.  It has been, and still is, a hard time for many.  Read full article ...
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Farmworkers' plight shows American complicity in illegal immigration 12.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
To the editor: We are unable to pass comprehensive immigration reform that is fair and humane because immigrants are unfairly maligned as having the worst of intentions. Fearful, we demonstrate in our communities against immigrants in hateful ways. ("U.S. firms, consumers can't ignore abuses...
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Hardline Australia, confused Scandinavia and tense Russia: the global immigration picture 30.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Special report: immigration increasingly dominates national debate in the UK. But what about elsewhere? From the far right making political capital in Scandinavia to border guards pushing migrant boats back to sea in Australia and the millions of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, Guardian correspondents examine the state of debate worldwide

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How ‘Goldilocks’ sparked challenge to fast food giants around the world 23.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
As pay protests spread across the US, strikers are bringing their struggle to Europe. Alvin Major ($7.25 an hour at KFC) says this is just the start …

For Alvin Major, the battle for fast-food wage justice started two years ago with a visit from Goldilocks. The man, named for his curly blond hair, was already known to fast-food workers in the predominantly black Bed-Stuy area of Brooklyn as an activist with New York Communities for Change, a group calling for strikes to target the low wages and nonexistent benefits doled out by McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and others.

The message struck a chord with Major, an immigrant handyman from Guyana struggling to support a wife and four children on $7.25 an hour.

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The Battle for Palestine — Part Three 25.10.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The Battle for Palestine — Part Three
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Ten myths about migration 21.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Writers from the Guardian, Le Monde, El País, Süddeutsche Zeitung and La Stampa address some common claims about migration and assess whether they are true in their country Continue reading...
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Colorado candidate's town shapes immigration view 18.10.2014 AP Politics
YUMA, Colo. (AP) -- Andrea Hermosillo rode for hours to protest at her neighbor's office....
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The United States Was Welcoming to White European Immigrants, But Not to Peoples of Color 7.9.2014 Truthout.com

In a profoundly insightful book that explores the history of unfair US immigration policy, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, Aviva Chomsky explains how prejudice and the exploitation of inexpensive labor has increasingly shaped immigration law and lives. 

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The United States Was Welcoming to White European Immigrants, But Not to Peoples of Color Today 7.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles

In a profoundly insightful book that explores the history of unfair US immigration policy, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, Aviva Chomsky explains how prejudice and the exploitation of inexpensive labor has increasingly shaped immigration law and lives. 

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Manolada Workers: "No Greek Would Want This Job Anyway" 11.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Immigrants fueling growth in Duluth, other Midwestern cities 17.7.2014 Twincities.com: Local

DULUTH -- A growing number of foreign-born people are calling northeastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin home these days. And were it not for an influx of immigrants, the Duluth-Superior, Wis., area would have seen its population erode from the years 2000 to 2010.

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Black Co-ops Were a Method of Economic Survival 13.6.2014 Truthout.com
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Entrepreneurship training helps immigrants establish 'microbusinesses' 13.5.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Business
Experts say the economic downturn spurred significant growth in microbusiness development programs that teach skills such as business plan writing, marketing and accounting. Interest in opening a business is especially high among immigrants and refugees.
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San Jose mayoral candidates sound off on regional issues 15.3.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
This is a full transcript of a Silicon Valley Leadership Group forum at which candidates Dave Cortese, Rose Herrera, Sam Liccardo, Madison Nguyen and Pierluigi Oliverio answered questions from Mercury News editorial pages editor Barbara Marshman.
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In wine country, it's sour grapes for machismo! 28.2.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
Napa Valley pruning competition opened to women this year, and guess what? A woman scored highest; Economic and social forces bringing more Latinas to vineyard work.
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