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Report on Labor Shortage Released, Wood Products Get Investment

  • The Partnership for a New American Economy and the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform has released a new report titled "No Longer Home Grown - How Labor Shortages are Increasing America’s Reliance on Imported Fresh Produce and Slowing U.S. Economic Growth."

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Trade Talks Progressing, Convictions for Illegal Immigration Up

  • With the fourth round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks concluded, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says there’s still a lot of work ahead.

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Hundreds of Businesses Ask for Immigration Reform, Food Wasted

  • More than 630 business organizations have urged Congress to move forward with immigration reform this year.

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Examining the Future of Farming

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to host two Future of Agriculture panels at the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum, “The Changing Face of Agriculture” on February 20.

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Farm Bill Vote This Week and Republicans Immigration Policy

  • The Senate will vote on the farm bill conference report this week.

    The Office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he filed cloture on the bill. The cloture vote will be held Monday evening. As lon

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Local Charity Donates to Group Helping Low-Income Immigrants

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) has been awarded a grant of $15,000 by the Yakima Valley Community Foundation to do community outreach and education throughout the Yakima Valley regarding immigration issues.

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Immigration Reform Supports Rally at Doc Hastings Office

Doc Hastings is busy in Washington D.C. with the government shutdown but his office was still a hotspot on Saturday.

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Immigration Rallies Planned For October In Yakima

Immigration rallies are planned in Yakima and other cities in the state and across the nation on October 5 as part of the National Day of Dignity and Respect.

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Immigrant Group Hoping for Support on DREAM Act in State Legislature

The immigrant rights group One America is hoping to ride a wave of support in the state legislature to pass the DREAM Act during this special legislative session now underway in Olympia. One America spokesman Toby Guevin the Senior Policy and Civil Engagement Manager says he knows a big focus is on the State budget but he is hopeful the dream act will find support among lawmakers

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Illegal Immigration and Agriculture Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

Undocumented workers make up a large part of the Yakima Valley's agricultural workforce. Be it in the fields, orchards, dairies, or warehouses,  these workers are in the United States illegally.

Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of senators  agreed on an immigration reform plan  they hope to move quickly with legislation giving 11 million illegal immigrants a chance to eventually become American citizens

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