Posts Tagged ‘migrant workers’

Protestors gather at Capitol; call immigration-enforcement bill ‘inhumane’

JACKSON — About 100 people, including immigrants with small children, yesterday gathered at the Mississippi Capitol to protest an immigration-enforcement bill that many called unfair and inhumane. The bill is similar to a law enacted in Alabama in 2011, including provisions that would require schools to check students’ immigration status. Alabama’s law is considered one […] [...]

Farm leaders vow resistance to new immigration legislation

by Ted Carter Published: October 23,2011

Tags: agricultural leaders, immigrant workers, immigration, migrant workers

With Southern governors and legislatures in a hurry to enact strict immigration enforcement measures, worries have arisen across the region that farm crops will wither in the fields without enough migrant workers to harvest them. That prospect has set up a potential fight in Mississippi between legislators who… >>> SEE FULL STORY<<< [...]

Labor proposes new ag worker rule

by Wally Northway Published: February 11,2010

Tags: agriculture, jobs, migrant workers, U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis yesterday announced a new rule regarding the H-2A program. The Labor Department will publish in the Feb. 12 edition of the Federal Register, a final rule governing the labor certification process and enforcement mechanisms for the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program. The final rule is being […] [...]

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