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Hiring Locally for Farm Work Is No Cure-All

"How can there be a labor shortage when nearly one out of every 11 people in the nation are unemployed? That’s the question John Harold asked himself last winter when he was trying to figure out how much help he would need to harvest the corn and onions on his 1,000-acre farm here in western...

The difference between H-2A and unauthorized farm labor

"For every bucket of sweet potatoes Pablo picks at a farm in this eastern North Carolina community, he gets 40 cents. At that rate he'll need to pick and haul 3,750 buckets to eclipse the $1,500 he paid to a coyote - a term for someone who helps undocumented immigrants cross the U.S....

News Excerpts From The Nov. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Government Shutdown: Impact on I-129 H Visa Extensions and AOS | Via e-Mail on October 18, 2013, USCIS alerted stakeholders that if an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an extension of stay or change of status request was...

News Excerpts From the Dec. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Municipalities Seek Review of Immigration Ordinances at Supreme Court | In late October, the cities of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and Farmers Branch, Texas, filed petitions at the Supreme Court asking the Justices to review federal appellate court decisions striking down local laws targeting undocumented...