Monthly Archives: September 2012

U.S.-Mexico tomato dispute could harm trade relationship

According to Detroit Free Press Columnist Tom Walsh, Florida tomato growers’ recent attempts to terminate the Tomato Suspension Agreement could have far-reaching consequences. The pact has kept the prices of Mexican and American tomatoes on fair footing in the marketplace … Continue reading

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California court fast-tracks some green card applications

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that immigration officials must give priority status to thousands of green card applicants who lost their place in line for U.S. residency when they turned 21. The narrowly divided 9th U.S. Circuit … Continue reading

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U.S., Mexico experts meet at border water summit

Experts from the United States and Mexico will meet today and Friday in El Paso and Juárez to discuss water issues during a summit, “Border Water Resources: Past, Present, and Future.” The summit aims to bring together about 200 experts from … Continue reading

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Polls show Florida voters’ support of DACA

According to a new Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll, President Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney by significant margins in the swing states of Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

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Texas Congressional debate in Spanish

A Congressional debate at San Antonio’s Palo Alto College made history Tuesday, as the candidates in the tight race spoke solely in Spanish. Rep. Francisco Canseco, the Republican incumbent, and his challenger, Democrat Pete Gallego, a state representative, debated in … Continue reading

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DACA causing concern among employers of immigrants

In a Tuesday New York Times article, Julia Preston describes an unexpected consequence of President Obama’s Deferred Action Program.  Immigrants applying for two-year deportation deferrals can ask employers to verify their job status as one way to meet a requirement … Continue reading

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Durbin, Gutierrez announce new DACA workshops

Sen. Richard Durbin and Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois held a press conference yesterday to announce a series of workshops to be held on October 6 across Chicago that will enable young immigrants to determine if they are eligible … Continue reading

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