Illegal Immigration Is Down, Changing the Face of California Farms

Farmers are turning to workers on seasonal visas and mechanizing what they can. Many labor-intensive crops are shifting south of the border.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #foreign-workers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #visas

Black Farmworkers Say They Lost Jobs to Foreigners Who Were Paid More

Longtime field laborers in the Mississippi Delta said in a lawsuit that they were asked to train white guest workers from South Africa before losing their jobs to them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #black-people, #discrimination, #foreign-workers, #indianola-miss, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #mississippi, #mississippi-center-for-justice, #race-and-ethnicity, #south-africa

After Setback, Democrats Vow to Push Ahead on Immigration Overhaul

After a top Senate official rejected a proposal to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants, Democrats said they would craft an alternative.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #federal-budget-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #macdonough-elizabeth, #menendez-robert, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why a 19th-Century Plan to Replace Black Labor with Chinese Labor Failed

The Mississippi Chinese and how race works in America.

#black-people, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #internal-sub-only, #korean-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #loewen-james-w, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #mississippi

Desperate for Covid Care, Undocumented Immigrants Resort to Unproven Drugs

Shut out from mainstream medicine, some immigrants are buying expensive, unproven Covid therapies from “wellness” clinics or turning to the black market.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #rumors-and-misinformation, #your-feed-healthcare

Who Will Fulfill the Vision of Cesar Chavez?

The next generation, the one Chavez presciently foresaw, must find ways to bring reform, not just in the cities but also in the fields.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #chavez-cesar, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #united-farm-workers-of-america

Solving the Migrant Crisis Means Going Beyond Our Border

Until we address what motivates vulnerable people to leave their home countries, they will continue to come.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #congressional-hispanic-caucus, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #el-paso-tex, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

House Votes to Give Millions of Dreamers and Farmworkers a Path to Citizenship

Democrats vowed the votes would be the first step toward enacting President Biden’s immigration agenda. But Republicans galvanized by border politics promised to stop even the most popular measures.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #democratic-party, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #foreign-workers, #house-of-representatives, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #republican-party

Taking the Vaccine Into the Fields to Help Vulnerable Farmworkers

Monday: A mobile clinic brings the vaccine to workers deemed essential. Also: Another reopening update.

#california, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #vaccination-and-immunization

California Border Crash Kills at Least 13

A truck slammed into an S.U.V. crowded with 25 people in an agricultural region where migrant smuggling is common.

#deaths-fatalities, #el-centro-calif, #immigration-and-emigration, #imperial-valley-calif, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Thousands of Farmworkers Are Prioritized for the Coronavirus Vaccine

A landmark initiative in California is taking vaccines to the fields, targeting an immigrant work force that is at high risk for Covid-19. Many of the workers are undocumented, raising questions about whether they should have priority.

#central-valley-calif, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #vaccination-and-immunization

What the Future Holds for Undocumented Immigrants

The fate of our democracy is tied to theirs.

#hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #migrant-labor-agriculture

In India’s Bihar Vote, Yadav Pressures Modi and B.J.P.

Mr. Modi declares victory in Bihar State, but votes are still being counted in an election seen as a referendum on the government’s Covid-19 response.

#bihar-india, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #india, #kumar-nitish, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #tejashwi-prasad-yadav, #unemployment

Migrant Farmworkers Under Lockdown: ‘You’re Practically a Slave’

The guest workers have been restricted to avoid contracting or spreading Covid-19. ‘I never expected to lose my freedom,’ said one, but it has successfully kept down infection rates.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-workers, #labor-and-jobs, #lipman-family-farms-llc, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #quarantines, #temporary-employment, #tomatoes, #virginia

Virus Hits Foreign Farmhands, Challenging Canadians’ Self-Image

Outbreaks at farms have made Canadians question how well their system is really protecting vulnerable migrant workers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #foreign-workers, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #ontario-canada, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

An Italian Natural Wine Producer Is Swept Up in Her Father’s Migrant Worker Scandal

An accusation involving migrant labor in Puglia leads to self-examination and, perhaps, new awareness of the treatment of agricultural workers.

#apulia-italy, #corporate-social-responsibility, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #passalacqua-settimio, #passalacqua-valentina, #wines

British Workers Try Their Hand at an Unfamiliar Job: Berry Picking

When farmers realized many European laborers couldn’t arrive for strawberry season, out-of-work Britons responded.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #great-britain, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #strawberries

How You Get Your Berries: Migrant Workers Who Fear Virus, but Toil On

Many laborers in New Jersey follow the ripening of crops up the East Coast. Each influx of new workers brings the risk of a fresh outbreak.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #blueberries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #fruit, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #new-jersey, #shortages, #states-us, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

‘There Is No Work Here’: Migrants, Some Sick, Move North

The coronavirus is moving through Florida’s agricultural communities just as laborers began to migrate north for the harvest.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coalition-of-immokalee-workers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #migrant-labor-agriculture

For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past

As the coronavirus drastically reorders society and economies, more Italians are returning to the agricultural jobs of their grandparents.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #foreign-workers, #fruit, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #politics-and-government, #unemployment, #vegetables

Farm Workers Airlifted Into Germany Provide Solutions and Pose New Risks

Stymied by borders closed by coronavirus restrictions, German farmers decided to fly thousands of seasonal workers into their fields.

#agriculture-and-farming, #airlifts, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eastern-europe, #germany, #immigration-and-emigration, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #politics-and-government, #romania, #shutdowns-institutional

Long Before the Coronavirus, Immigrant Workers Were Essential

Pandemic or not, immigrants’ work has always been essential.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #elder-care, #elderly, #foreign-workers, #home-health-care, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #massachusetts, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #nursing-homes, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #uganda

Legalize ‘Essential’ Coronavirus Workers

If Americans don’t want to go hungry, we need these workers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-workers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #shortages

Coronavirus Brings Migrant Labor to a Near Halt

Laborers have not just stopped traveling in search of work. Many have also headed back to their home countries.

#asylum-right-of, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #quarantines, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #remittances, #third-world-and-developing-countries

Highways of Peru Swell With Families Fleeing Virus

Fear of the virus and job loss in cities are pushing many back to the countryside, reversing a decades-long trend of urban migration and raising alarm about a public health crisis in rural areas.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #lima-peru, #migrant-labor-agriculture

ICE Detention Centers Approved in California Farm Town

Two privately run state prisons in the town of McFarland, many of whose residents are undocumented field workers, will be converted to hold immigrants.

#california, #geo-group-inc, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-detention, #migrant-labor-agriculture

India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Is Zealously Observed

Volunteers set up their own roadblocks. Neighborhoods set their own limits. The efforts could help the fractious country battle the outbreak but risk also stoking divisions and xenophobia.

#agriculture-and-farming, #caste-systems, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #food, #india, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #minorities, #politics-and-government, #vigilantes

‘There’s No More Water’: Climate Change on a Drying Island

A delicate ecosystem was disrupted in the Comoros, off East Africa, when forests were cleared to make way for farmland. The consequences offer lessons for other parts of the developing world.

#agriculture-and-farming, #comoros, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #population, #rivers, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-environment-program, #water

Latinos Are Essential Workers. Will They Be Essential Voters?

The coronavirus is likely to hit the United States’ 60 million Latinos particularly hard, and political organizers face a dual challenge of energizing them and keeping them safe.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hispanic-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

I Harvest Your Food. Why Isn’t My Health ‘Essential’?

We sacrifice so much for a country that doesn’t value our lives.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-agriculture

Following Dorothea Lange’s Notebooks

The Californian photographer known for her images of the Great Depression is a guide to the complexity of the present.

#agriculture-and-farming, #berkeley-calif, #california, #canals, #catholic-charities, #davis-calif, #el-centro-calif, #farm-security-administration, #great-depression-1930s, #homeless-persons, #immigration-and-emigration, #imperial-calif, #irrigation, #labor-and-jobs, #lange-dorothea, #mexico, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #museum-of-modern-art, #oakland-museum-of-california, #photography, #poetry-and-poets, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recession-and-depression, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #taylor-paul, #trump-donald-j