In Alabama and no one knows how many people initially left the state after their immigration law passed, so it's impossible to say how many have returned. But some illegal immigrants are trickling back, unable to find work elsewhere.
Democrats in Kansas are describing new proposals to recruit undocumented workers for the state's agriculture industry as "hypocrisy" and "profiteering."
Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants, widely seen as the toughest in the United States, has cost the state's economy up to $10.8 billion, according to a new study
It's unclear whether farmers in Georgia and Alabama will face a shortage of workers due to tough new laws targeting illegal immigration, but some producers said they have begun changing their plans for planting and harvesting this year's crops.
Manuel Jimenez over the past seven years, has found a way to teach hundreds of young volunteers farming techniques, work habits and communication skills to prepare them for jobs or college. With creativity and help from the community, they turned 14 desolate acres into lush gardens of vines, vegetables and fruit trees.
A recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found alarming rates of food insecurity, particularly among minorities. It said one in six Americans, or 49 million people, now live in food-insecure households, with the rates much higher for Latinos and African Americans.
According to a recent report the lawncare and landscaping industry is the perfect entry into business for entrepreneurial Latinos. Why? Because it takes very little money to start the business but a whole lot of sweat capital, which we know is an abundant asset among most hard-working Latinos.
There has been a national push to get mainstream media to stop using the word "illegal" to describe immigrants. Several newspapers have come on board, such as the Miami Herald, and smaller newspapers. Unfortunately, the Associated Press (AP) is not one of those news entities.
State anti-immigration laws are disrupting our food production system, and no one in the American food movement is speaking out.
Compared to non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics with asthma are less likely to be in the care of a regular doctor or clinic; less likely to be prescribed appropriate medicines; less likely to have access to specialized care; and more likely to end up being treated in the emergency department or hospitalized in a crisis.
Farmers in states like Alabama that have passed strong anti-illegal immigration laws are fighting back, saying they are losing labor and that US workers are unwilling to take up farm work.
Alabama is still reeling from the aftershocks of passing the nation's most punitive immigration bill on the books. Though the bill has wreaked havoc for public schools, it has done untold damage to the state's economy. The state's agriculture has suffered thousands of dollars in crop losses because immigrant workers were too afraid to show up to pick the crops.
Whatever you think about the immigration policy in the United States, there is clearly the law and then there is reality. The question is: Can the U.S. economy really function without undocumented workers?
A Sunday editorial cartoon in the Mobile Press-Register had the title "What can brown do for you?" It was in reference to the extremely harsh immigration law passed in Alabama. As of now, it stands as the most punitive law in the country.