iimmigration http://www.kplu.org en Sakuma Brothers Farms Withdraws Application For H-2A Guest Workers http://www.kplu.org/post/sakuma-brothers-farms-withdraws-application-h-2a-guest-workers <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152524521&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:59:53 +0000 Ashley Gross 16904 at http://www.kplu.org Sakuma Brothers Farms Withdraws Application For H-2A Guest Workers Advocates: Washington Must Ensure 'Basics Are Met' For Refugees And Immigrants http://www.kplu.org/post/advocates-washington-must-ensure-basics-are-met-refugees-and-immigrants <p>Advocates plan to rally in Olympia Tuesday in what’s become an annual push for immigrant and refugee rights.</p><p>More than a dozen groups plans to make some noise on the Capitol steps and meet with lawmakers on several key issues: restoring previously-cut funds to food aid and job training, and investing in better English-language learner services in public schools.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 13391 at http://www.kplu.org Advocates: Washington Must Ensure 'Basics Are Met' For Refugees And Immigrants Reid: Court ruling on Arizona paves path to racial profiling http://www.kplu.org/post/reid-court-ruling-arizona-paves-path-racial-profiling <p>WASHINGTON &mdash; The Senate&#39;s top Democrat says the Supreme Court&#39;s decision on Arizona&#39;s immigration law opens the way to racial profiling by police.</p><p>Nevada Sen. Harry Reid said after Monday&#39;s decision that the high court was right to strike down most of Arizona&#39;s immigration law, which President Barack Obama and many Democrats say is unconstitutional. But Reid said he is concerned that the high court upheld one provision that requires police to check immigration papers of people they stop for other violations.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:02:01 +0000 The Associated Press 5389 at http://www.kplu.org Northwesterners cheer, jeer Obama's immigration announcement http://www.kplu.org/post/northwesterners-cheer-jeer-obamas-immigration-announcement President Obama's announcement Friday that some young adults who came to this country illegally as children will get a reprieve from deportation has sparked strong reactions here in the Northwest.<p>Oregon and Washington groups opposed to illegal immigration strongly criticized the President's announcement. They said it was politically motivated. But those in the region who support an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws cheered.<p>Fredy Zarate is a community college student in Seattle. He says his aunt brought him to the U.S. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:37:15 +0000 Chris Lehman 5302 at http://www.kplu.org Northwesterners cheer, jeer Obama's immigration announcement Mexican Consulate hosting free labor rights workshops http://www.kplu.org/post/mexican-consulate-hosting-free-labor-rights-workshops <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-984146.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-984146.mp3</a></p><p>Latino workers struggling with issues of fair wages, harassment and safety in the workplace are getting help this week from an unlikely source. The Mexican government is sponsoring workshops in Seattle and other cities to help those workers understand their rights.</p><p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 21:34:37 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2480 at http://www.kplu.org Mexican Consulate hosting free labor rights workshops