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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

McMorris Rodgers joins Democrats, region’s Republicans to pass migrant farmworker reform bill

The legislation makes several changes to federal immigration law intended to make it easier for farmers and migrant workers to obtain visas for agriculture work. The bill was opposed by …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

As migrant workers decrease, Idaho farmers struggle

The number of migrant workers has declined nationwide, and many of those workers who are here now are on an H-2A visa, which allows farmers to bring in foreign workers …


Unseen sacrifices

Here’s a group Americans don’t hear about much about during immigration reform debates, according to physician and anthropologist Seth Holmes: immigrants – especially the migrant workers who toil in U.S. …


Vestal: Project pairs photography with social action

A couple of years ago, when Kathy Hirschel started as an outreach worker at the health clinic in Quincy, Wash., she was shocked by what she saw as she visited …


Housing Bill Signed Over Farm Worker Objections But Locke Says It’s Just The Beginning Of Efforts To Shelter Seasonal Workers

Gov. Gary Locke on Wednesday signed a farm worker housing bill to make it easier and cheaper for growers to put up housing for their temporary workers. Locke said SB6168, …


Move To Add Farm Help Undercut U.S. Doesn’t Need To Allow More Foreign Workers, Study Says

A legislative effort to allow more foreign farm workers into the country is unnecessary because the country has plenty of agricultural workers, according to a government study. The report by …