immigration reform http://wrvo.org en Farmers express concern about immigration policies, lack of Farm Bill http://wrvo.org/post/farmers-express-concern-about-immigration-policies-lack-farm-bill <p></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:06:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50243 at http://wrvo.org Farmers express concern about immigration policies, lack of Farm Bill Immigration reform would address labor shortages on NY farms http://wrvo.org/post/immigration-reform-would-address-labor-shortages-ny-farms-0 <p>As lawmakers in the Senate's Judiciary Committee debate the immigration reform bill released last month, farmers in New York State are hoping to find enough workers to fully staff their operations. It's a yearly struggle in New York and nationwide and according to <a href="https://www.farmcrediteast.com/News-and-Events/News/20111005GuestWorkerTestimony.aspx" target="_blank">a report by Farm Credit East</a>, more than 1000 farms in New York could close or shrink by two-thirds if immigration laws were fully enforced. Fri, 17 May 2013 13:42:51 +0000 Matt Richmond 38005 at http://wrvo.org Immigration reform would address labor shortages on NY farms Vermont grants driver's licenses to migrant workers http://wrvo.org/post/vermont-grants-drivers-licenses-migrant-workers <p>Dairy farms in northern New York and Vermont have faced a major labor shortage, which means that migrant laborers from Mexico and Guatemala are now milking many of the region's cows. But farm country here is not an easy place to be a migrant worker: It's rural, hard to get around, and there's not a big Latino population. But a new law means that migrant workers in Vermont will soon be able to drive legally. Mon, 13 May 2013 13:16:05 +0000 Sarah Harris 37715 at http://wrvo.org Vermont grants driver's licenses to migrant workers Small businesses push for further reform in New York state, including immigration http://wrvo.org/post/small-businesses-push-further-reform-new-york-state-including-immigration <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Small businesses from around the state took their concerns to legislators in Albany Wednesday. The message from leaders in the agricultural industry particularly highlighted the need for reforms to support small farms, and boost local economies upstate. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:50:09 +0000 Kate O'Connell 36457 at http://wrvo.org Small businesses push for further reform in New York state, including immigration Area groups team up to push for immigration reform http://wrvo.org/post/area-groups-team-push-immigration-reform <p>Several local community organizations have joined forces to create the Central New York Coalition for Immigration Reform.&nbsp; This group will push a comprehensive immigration reform agenda, with an emphasis towards towards family unity, an improved visa system, and a path to eventual citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in this country now. It's the only hope one undocumented immigrant who lives in Syracuse has of staying in this country. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:21:14 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34682 at http://wrvo.org Area groups team up to push for immigration reform Maffei answers questions on immigration, gun control http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-answers-questions-immigration-gun-control <p>At a news conference in Auburn, central New York Cong. Dan Maffei commented on a couple of hot-button issues facing Congress currently. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:42:28 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 32750 at http://wrvo.org Hanna in favor of immigration reform http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-favor-immigration-reform <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utica-area Rep. Richard Hanna is one Republican who expects to be on board with any immigration reform that is being proposed in Washington currently. The 22nd Congressional District</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> representative says it's an important issue in a region where agriculture is key.</span></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:39:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 32555 at http://wrvo.org Immigration legislation could help those with STEM degrees http://wrvo.org/post/immigration-legislation-could-help-those-stem-degrees <p>New legislation would allow 55,000 thousand green cards to be earmarked for foreign graduates of U.S. universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math has made it through the House of Representatives. But the bill still has an uphill battle ahead. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:25:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30148 at http://wrvo.org Undocumented and fighting for immigration reform http://wrvo.org/post/undocumented-and-fighting-immigration-reform <p>Local immigration reform advocates are pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. One of the loudest voices comes from a man who is in this country illegally.<br /><br />Aly Wane was born in Senegal in 1976 and, because of a family dispute, came to live in this country in 1984. He went on to high school and college, but because of his family situation he was never naturalized.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:31:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 21567 at http://wrvo.org Undocumented and fighting for immigration reform