ICE has major beef with Michigan dairy farm: owners sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $3 million in penalties

" Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the owners of a Michigan dairy farm had been sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $3 million in penalties for hiring and harboring unauthorized workers. As described below, this case represents the other...

Focus on Dairy Farmers in Immigration Debate

"When the letter arrived at Jeff True’s dairy farm here in western New York, it was, he recalled, “like getting sucker punched right in the gut.” A federal audit had found that 12 of his 14 workers were immigrants who had provided Mr. True with false work documents, the letter...

Will Cows Tip CIR Balance?

"It may seem absurd that the fate of the first major immigration reform effort in 27 years could hinge partially on the country's 9.2 million lactating cows. But in a deeply divided U.S. Congress where accomplishing anything is difficult, this rare, bipartisan bill is a case study in trade-offs...