American Agriculture Outsourcing to Mexico

"As the economy boomed in the mid- 2000s, many immigrants in southern California’s border country spurned field work in favor of construction and food-service jobs. Then they stopped coming to U.S. farms altogether. So Larry Cox, who farms lettuce, cantaloupes and onions on 3,500 acres...

Excerpts From the July 15, 2012 Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Arizona v. United States Decision

Arizona v. United States Decision by Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Arizona v. United States (No. 11-182, U.S. Sup. [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]). on June 25. The United States had sued to prevent several provisions of Arizona's Senate Bill...

Migrants Are Also Neighbors

"Comprehensive immigration reform has been an elusive goal of both parties for two decades and is a priority of President Obama’s second term. But it will be hard to achieve unless the United States also re-envisions its approach to Mexico and other Latin American countries. ... [M]ore emphasis...

News Excerpts from the Sept. 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

DHS Settles Lawsuit over Coerced Voluntary Departures In August, the Department of Homeland Security agreed to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of nine Mexican citizens alleging they were forced to “voluntarily” depart the country instead of having a hearing before an immigration judge...