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Looking beyond the immigration stalemate

- Analysis
The British weekly The Economist is one of the world’s most influential news magazines. Despite its manifest oddities, it is also one of the best.

Challenges to Florida’s immigration bill

- Analysis
Several organizations have announced that they will file a federal suit against Florida’s Senate Bill 1718, which was signed by the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, on May 13, and went into effect on July 1 (with certain measures to apply as of July 1, 2024).

Farm labor reform act reintroduced in Congress

- Analysis
At this point, one can exasperatedly wonder what it will take to make the Farm Workforce Modification Act (FWMA) into the law of the land.

New immigration reform act introduced in the House

- Analysis
News about the U.S. House of Representatives has focused obsessively about the debt ceiling deal. In its wake, a new piece of legislation to reform immigration policy has been widely overlooked.

Baby busts on both sides of the border

- Analysis
I’m always fascinated when I come across one news story that dovetails with another from a different source.

IFPA members testify at Senate hearing on labor

- General News
International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) members testified at the May 31 Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing “From farm to table: Immigrant workers get the job done”.

IFPA criticizes Department of Labor H-2A wage revisions

- General News
The Department of Labor released the Final Rule regarding the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for H-2A employers yesterday delivering the latest in a series of burdensome regulations directly impacting the fresh produce industry.

Congress fails to include ag labor reform in omnibus spending bill

- General News
IFPA expressed extreme disappointment today that Congress failed to include bipartisan agriculture immigration reform in the omnibus appropriations bill.

Farm Bureau doesn’t support ag labor reform bill

- General News
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) sponsored and is looking for support for the Affordable and Secure Food Act, introduced December 15.

A glimmer of hope for ag labor reform

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A bipartisan compromise bill for immigration reform appears dead, according to news reports, but a separate, smaller farm worker bill is in the works.