User: newstrust Topic: Immigration
Category: Immigration Type :: Low-Skilled Workers
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Who should I vote for? General election 2019 policy guide 13.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Compare where the parties stand on key issues, from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment.
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As growers turn to Mexico for labor, workers turn to courts for wages 9.11.2019 LA Times: Business

California growers are recruiting record numbers of seasonal farm workers from Mexico while amassing a growing tally of fines and settlements over abuse allegations, according to U.S. Labor Department and court records.

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General election 2019: Tory plan to attract more NHS staff from abroad 8.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
The Royal College of Nursing says the proposed "NHS visa" will not do enough to fix staff shortages.
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Op-Ed: Shady immigration services are preying on L.A. County migrant workers 29.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Trump has made immigration so complicated, unscrupulous immigration advice complaints rose 90% in L.A. County in 2018. A bill in the California Legislature could help fix that.

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Brexit farm trial: 'I really like the work' 1.7.2019 BBC: Business
The Home Office is piloting a scheme recruiting non-EU workers for seasonal farm work.
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Immigrant farm laborers deserve more than just 'guest worker' protections 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: There is an urgent need for immigration reform to address the situation in agricultural communities, but I disagree with some of the points made by American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.

We should respect the valuable role of farmworkers and ensure that they enjoy...

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How Not to Build a ‘Great, Great Wall’ 16.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Trump’s promise of an insurmountable barrier between the U.S. and Mexico is an exercise in proven futility, writes Greg Grandin in this guided tour of fortification efforts over several decades.  By Greg Grandin TomDispatch The point was less to actually build…Read more →
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How Not to Build a “Great, Great Wall”: A Timeline of Border Fortification 14.1.2019 Truthout.com
Trump’s phantasmagorical wall, whether it ever materializes or not, has become a central artifact in US politics.

The post How Not to Build a “Great, Great Wall”: A Timeline of Border Fortification appeared first on Truthout.

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Trump has been silent on rule that employers verify that workers are legal 23.5.2018 Washington Post
E-Verify, a federal program for checking workplace eligibility, is effective and popular. But the president and the GOP have gone quiet about taking it nationwide amid a labor shortage.
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Creating a labor shortage by deporting immigrant farmworkers makes no sense 4.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Who will work the fields in California when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has rounded up all the immigrant laborers? (“ICE arrests farmworkers, sparking fears in the Central Valley over immigrants and the economy,” March 31)

Why, all those American citizens the Mexicans...

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Why Trump's effort to curb immigration could hurt US economy 26.2.2018 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's 21st century job market increasingly demands high-tech skills and knowledge. Yet consider this: Nearly half the new jobs the government foresees emerging by 2026 will require only a high school diploma - or none at all....
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"Pro-Immigrant" Liberalism and Capitalist Exploitation: Why Corporate Democrats Do Not Support Immigrant Justice 18.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema pose for photos with immigration reform activists after a discussion on immigration reform October 23, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. With the fate of DACA up in the air, Democrats have been relatively silent on the plight of nearly 10 million other undocumented immigrants. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) The immigration debate, which teeters between racist vitriol from the right-wing and pro-immigrant discourse from corporate liberals and multicultural elites, deliberately ignores the fundamental issue of exploitation under a capitalist system. Immigrant workers are, above all, a means to turn a profit for both those in the detention and deportation business as well as industries that thrive on cheap labor. Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema pose for photos with immigration reform activists after a discussion on immigration reform October 23, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. With the fate of DACA up in the air, Democrats have been ...
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Debunking Three Myths Behind "Chain Migration" and "Low-Skilled" Immigrants 5.2.2018 Truthout.com
Trump has embraced the rhetoric of "chain migration" to spread the message that the United States is legally letting in too many of the wrong kind of immigrant. The term, however, distorts the facts.  President Donald Trump has embraced the rhetoric of "chain migration" to spread the message that the United States is legally letting in too many of the wrong kind of immigrant. That term, however, distorts the facts.  As a scholar on  US immigration law and policy , I'd like to correct and contextualize the numbers on the now maligned "family-based immigration," and uncover the biases that underlie the preference for the "highly-skilled" immigrant. Family immigration is subject to significant limitations and it exists because American values include ideals such as family unification. Myth #1: Family Immigration Is Unlimited On Jan. 5, the Trump administration published its framework on  immigration reform and border security . To fulfill its promise to cut lawful immigration by half, the proposal limits ...
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Trump again bats for merit-based immigration 2.2.2018 Hindu: International
On visa lottery, he says “‘Pick a lottery ticket. Pick a lottery.’ We don’t want that.”
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Why did Republicans become so opposed to immigration? Hint: It’s not because there’s more nativism. 30.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
U.S. businesses are no longer lobbying so hard for immigrant labor.
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Trump wants to remove these immigrants. An ugly bit of history tells us what it could do to the economy. 10.1.2018 Washington Post
During the Great Depression, frustrated Americans expelled between 300,000 and 400,000 Mexicans and Mexican Americans. Researchers have teased out what that shock did to the economy.
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Loveland agriculture company favored foreigners over U.S. citizens, lawsuit settlement says 20.12.2017 Denver Post: Local
A Loveland company allegedly discriminated against U.S. citizens in 2016, subjecting them to pre-employment drug testing and criminal background checks that temporary seasonal agricultural workers were not required to pass.
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Republicans Push Bill to Strip Migrant Workers of Their Few Rights, Undercut US Workers 18.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Migrant laborers works in California's strawberry fields outside of Salinas in Monterey County on July 30, 1997. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis via Getty Images) Faced with a labor shortage caused by aggressive immigration enforcement and under pressure from the agriculture lobby, Congress is considering an expansion of the H-2A agricultural worker visa program. The proposed reform, eagerly supported by corporate interests like Trump's Mar-a-Lago, guarantees cheap imported labor beyond agricultural work to meat and poultry processing, forestry and logging, and fish farming, while massively undercutting the wages of US workers. Migrant laborers works in California's strawberry fields outside of Salinas in Monterey County on July 30, 1997. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis via Getty Images) Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! Immigration arrests have surged (up 43 percent) under ...
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Poles to Filipinos? U.K. food sector needs post-Brexit help 9.12.2017 Hindu: International
With EU citizens unavailable, farmers may have to look beyond for workers
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What is the diversity visa lottery, and how might Trump replace it? 2.11.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
President Trump used a deadly terrorist attack in New York City Tuesday to renew his support for a chief campaign promise: curtailing the number of low-skilled immigrants coming into the country to make room for those whose abilities can command higher salaries. His remarks come a day after Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan who was admitted to the U.S. on a diversity visa, was accused of plowing a pickup truck into a crowded bicycle path in Manhattan. Eight people were killed, and several more were injured.
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