It has a long way to go before becoming law, but the introduction of a bipartisan immigration reform bill is significant for U.S. agriculture. A group of senators has unveiled a comprehensive immigration reform bill that includes provisions for a new agricultural guestworker program. American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman said that’s extremely important for the future of agriculture.
Virginia Organizing and other groups rallied 300 people who gathered and marched in the streets of Harrisonburg in support of comprehensive immigration reform with a clear path to citizenship on April 9. The diverse crowd began at Court Square and marched to U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte’s office to show solidarity.
I run a small business in Nebraska. So I’ll probably raise some eyebrows when I say I’ve got immigration reform on my mind.
Since last November, there has been a lot of talk about how passing immigration reform this year will be “smart politics” given the role Latino voters played in the recent election. As a small business owner, I’ll leave the political forecasting to the pundits, but I can say this: failing to pass immigration reform, whatever the politics, would be downright knuckle-headed economics.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are joining bipartisan efforts to push immigration reform in a Congress that has been reluctant at best to move on the issue.
After a June 2012 announcement by President Obama to grant “deferred action” to undocumented youth, Isabel Castillo ‘07 applied for authorization to work and live legally in the United States for the first time in her life. She also began assisting many others with similar applications.
More than 150 Evangelical leaders today called on President Obama and Congress to begin working on broad immigration reform legislation that reflects American values, including human dignity, family unity and respects the rule of law. The evangelical leaders represent congregants from various denominations including the Assemblies of God and the Southern Baptist Convention which are increasingly Latino. Of the nation’s 52 million Latino population, almost 7 million belong to Evangelical churches, according to Pew Hispanic Center.
Column by Elias Feghali Submit guest columns: firstname.lastname@example.org Fixing our broken immigration system is vital to America’s economic recovery. As our economy shrinks, state governments are desperate for revenue. Without additional sources of funds, they are increasingly making the decision to cut important social services, raise taxes, or even worse, lay off hard-working state [...]
Column by Erik Camayd-Freixas Submit guest columns: email@example.com On April 23, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a draconian bill that flies in the face of the United States Constitution and undermines the core values upon which this nation is founded.