Biggest U.S. farm group calls for immigration reform
The largest U.S. farm group threw its weight behind a new immigration law reform on Tuesday to replace the current guest worker program and to put undocumented workers already in the country on a defined path to legal status. FULL STORY »
The U.S. immigration ruling: A hint on healthcare?
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Arizona immigration case on Monday showed a conciliatory streak within a divided court that could emerge again when the justices issue their climactic healthcare decision on Thursday. FULL STORY »
U.S. high court appears to back Arizona on immigration
Conservative justices who hold a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to endorse Arizona's immigration crackdown on Wednesday. FULL STORY »
Hearings this week on coalition’s immigration labor bill
Hearings will begin today on the Kansas Business Coalition’s labor-friendly immigration bills. Under HB 2712 and SB 399, Kansas would establish a program to manage the undocumented population in the state by granting work authorization to program participants, rather than incarceration or deportation. FULL STORY »
Location key in immigrants' decision to learn English
Whether immigrants to the United States are motivated to learn English depends on a variety of conditions, such as where they will live, how educated they are and whether they need to know the language for their job, a Purdue University study finds. FULL STORY »
Ag industry criticizes Georgia immigration bill
A Georgia state lawmaker on Thursday filed legislation that targets illegal immigrants in the work force and is drawing criticism from several fronts, including the state's No. 1 industry, agriculture. FULL STORY »
Farm Lobbying Group Cautions States On Immigration
States that crack down on illegal immigrants should also help farmers who need seasonal labor, the nation's largest farm lobbying group said Tuesday.
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Dairy Farmer Pleads Guilty To Employing Illegal Aliens
In a plea agreement, Kenneth Birker, of Benton County, Iowa, admitted he knowingly employed three illegal aliens at his dairy farm, according to an article in Vinton Today. FULL STORY »
E-Verify Adds New Capabilities
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has launched a complete redesign of the E-Verify Web Interface that enhances its usability, security, accuracy and efficiency. The newly redesigned E-Verify features a clean and modern design, easy and intuitive navigation, and clear and simple language.
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Video: Feds Suing to Block Arizona Immigration Law
The federal government is suing to stop Arizona's new immigration law, setting the stage for a clash between the federal government and state over the nation's toughest immigration crackdown.
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- Soy complex seemingly confirmed Wednesday's loss of momentum
- Cotton was the exception to Thursday's general ag market strength
- Thursday's early release of new FSA data had little market impact
- Soy & cotton markets diverged from gains in the other ag markets
- Bacon Expo at Iowa State draws crowds
- Cargill launches pig nutrition program