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Dairy farmers, in dire need of workers, feel helpless as immigration reform sours

March 30, 2015

When Mike McMahon’s Latino employees need to go to the bank, the pharmacy or the grocery store, he makes sure someone drives them to town, waits while they run errands, and then brings them safely back to his dairy farm. Even then, there is no guarantee law enforcement in their small, rural community won’t spot…

Editorial: The numbers argue for immigration reform

March 28, 2015

The image drawn by those who wish to reduce the number of immigrants who come to the United States, and particularly those who wish to expel the millions who have come or remained here without permission, is that of a home which one or more people have illegally entered, sat down and expect to be…

Immigration reform will grow our economy

March 27, 2015

With the 2016 presidential election in their sights, potential candidates have started their travels across the country to meet with American voters. And while meeting with the nation’s voters, there is one significant change that will likely stand out: the U.S. electorate is not what it once looked like. The voter demographic in this country…

How immigration reform would affect small businesses

March 26, 2015

Immigration reform has long been a divisive issue, as politicians, advocacy groups, and pundits fight over whether Congress should grant legal status to the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. But there’s at least one group that has for the most part reliably remained in favor of taking action: the business community….

Kenlee Hess: Immigrants improve American economy

March 26, 2015

For many years, immigration has played a huge part in the building of our country. The 1880 industrial boom brought the first big wave of immigrants to the United States. The wave continues today, with people seeking opportunity and the desire to have the “American Dream.” Work and schooling provide that opportunity. Many Americans today…

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