illegal immigration http://www.kplu.org en For some, border crossing stories part of family history http://www.kplu.org/post/some-border-crossing-stories-part-family-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most American families have some kind of immigration lore. Think Ellis Island, the Oregon Trail and slave ships.</span></p><p>At dinner tables across the Northwest, some Mexican-American families tell their own vivid tales. They regale each other with stories of relatives swimming to better opportunities across the Rio Grande or crossing the desert at night.</p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Anna King 8028 at http://www.kplu.org For some, border crossing stories part of family history Feds: Washington farm rehired illegal immigrants http://www.kplu.org/post/feds-washington-farm-rehired-illegal-immigrants <p>Federal prosecutors say a Washington state herb farm forced to fire more than 200 illegal immigrants because of a government audit, rehired dozens of those workers &mdash; paid them cash and asked them to work at night &mdash; because production began to plummet.</p><p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:13:51 +0000 The Associated Press 4831 at http://www.kplu.org Farmer: Without illegal immigrants, strawberry farms fail http://www.kplu.org/post/farmer-without-illegal-immigrants-strawberry-farms-fail <p>A crackdown on illegal immigrants would put local strawberry farmers out of business.</p><p>That&rsquo;s what one leading farmer in Skagit County <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/08/02/2121618/washington-state-farmers-fear.html">told the Bellingham Herald</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:35:09 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2244 at http://www.kplu.org Farmer: Without illegal immigrants, strawberry farms fail