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Texas sees its biggest immigration tragedy

- Analysis
Legislative apathy toward immigrant labor reform—a rare but unfortunate instance of bipartisan consensus—shows no current signs of improvement. The human cost of this neglect became grimly clear on June 27.

IFPA helps form new immigration coalition

- General News
As part of its strategic commitment to government advocacy and leadership, the International Fresh Produce Association has played a key role in the creation of The Alliance for New Immigration Consensus, a diverse coalition representing the broad business community and focused on addressing workforce reforms and needs that are critical and essential to our nation’s economy.

Driscoll’s-funded documentary ‘The Last Harvest’ released on Vimeo

- General News
The documentary is now available for viewing by visiting www.vimeo.com/thelastharvest/film. This free screening will be limited through the end of 2021.

Causes of the labor shortage a complex mix

- Analysis
Complaining that people don’t want to work because they could make more on unemployment is a funny way of admitting that you pay poverty wages.

George W. Bush pushes immigration reform

- Analysis
The latest organization to speak out in favor of immigration reform is the George W. Bush Institute. Is there a chance?

Immigration reform no closer to reality

- Analysis
The legislation has some bipartisan support in the House, which will help in the Senate. But it probably won’t be enough.

Immigration reform bill introduced in House of Representatives

- General News
Bipartisan legislation titled the Farm Workforce Modernization Act has been reintroduced by the Chairwoman of Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chairwoman of Immigration Subcommittee Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) last night.

Biden admin restarts immigration bill

- Analysis
Potentially the most important news to affect the produce industry this week is new labor legislation proposed by the Biden administration immediately after taking power.

Showing the weight of lobbying

- Analysis
While it’s important that Senators and U.S. representatives hear from their constituents in the produce industry, Congress usually reverts to its paralyzed, partisan ways, with little legislation to show for the industry’s efforts. But this year, that may change.

Avocados caught in political crossfire

- Analysis
In this age where everything turns political, avocados have gotten caught between anti-Trump and anti-immigration coalitions. How did we get here?