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August 21 2013

As the debate over immigration policy takes center stage and lawmakers in the Senate pursue the hard work of compromise, Rep.Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, has a choice. He can support immigration policy that improves conditions for farmworkers, agricultural employers and consumers, … Read more Farmworker Justice OpEd: Rep. Gibson (NY) Has A Choice

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July 25 2013

On July 24th, a coalition of farmworker, public health, and conservation advocates filed a challenge in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect children from unsafe exposures to toxic pesticides. The … Read more Advocates Challenge EPA’s Continuing Failure to Protect Children and Families From Hazardous Pesticide Drift

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July 15 2013

Our new report exposes the serious health risks faced by thousands of farmworkers each year from pesticide exposure, and the failings of workplace regulations and standards to prevent the high rate of pesticide-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. Exposed and Ignored: … Read more New Farmworker Justice Report Profiles Dangers of Pesticide Poisoning & Offers Recommendations for EPA Action

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July 01 2013

In the Richmond Times-Dispatch Saturday, there are two op-eds regarding agricultural worker immigration policy and the Agricultural Guestworker Act, authored by Rep. Goodlatte (R-VA), and passed by the House Judiciary Committee.  In the first op-ed, Farmworker Justice President Bruce Goldstein … Read more Richmond Times-Dispatch Op-Ed by Bruce Goldstein: Goodlatte Bill moves agriculture in wrong direction

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June 27 2013

Farmworker Justice Statement Following Senate Passage of Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act “We’re one step closer to fixing our broken immigration policy and modernizing agricultural labor relations,” the president of Farmworker Justice said today after the Senate … Read more Senate Immigration Compromise: A Step Forward for Farmworkers

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June 27 2013

Today at 4pm ET, the Senate will conclude debate and cast the final vote on its comprehensive immigration reform bill, S. 744. There will be a series of procedural votes beforehand. Majority Leader Reid requested that Senators cast their votes … Read more Final Vote Today on S.744 & Update on Chambliss’ Amendments

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June 26 2013

The final vote on the Senate comprehensive immigration reform bill, S. 744, may be as early as tomorrow morning. Now is the time to call your Senators and tell them to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Please call TODAY. You can … Read more Immigration Reform Update & Final Vote Alert

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June 25 2013

Sen. Chambliss has filed a slew of amendments designed to make the already difficult lives of farmworkers even more difficult. These amendments would reopen the tough and delicate agricultural immigration compromise reached between agricultural employers from around the country and … Read more ACTION ALERT: Urge Your Senators to Oppose All Chambliss Amendments

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June 21 2013

The House Judiciary Committee narrowly passed an amended version of the “Agricultural Guestworker Act” sponsored by Committee Chair Robert Goodlatte (R-VA). This legislation is fundamentally anti-immigrant and anti-worker and will make life worse for hundreds of thousands of farmworkers already … Read more Guestworker Bill Approved by House Judiciary Committee Is Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Worker

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June 19 2013

 Legislation likely to be approved by the House Judiciary Committee today will make life worse for hundreds of thousands of farmworkers – many of them U.S. citizens – already in this country and working in the fields, while denying current … Read more Farmworker Justice Statement on Rep. Goodlatte’s Immigration Bill Markup by House Committee on Judiciary

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