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Immigration reform key to a legal, reliable farm workforce

June 25, 2015

Immigration reform is a contentious, often emotional, topic for many Americans. But for U.S. agriculture, it’s mainly a labor issue. As the busy summer season gets underway, experts from Syngenta and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) weigh in on how to best address this issue that is top-of-mind among so many growers—and for good…

NEW INTERACTIVE MAP PROJECTS POTENTIAL IMPACT OF HISPANIC AND ASIAN VOTERS IN 2016 ELECTIONS

June 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2014 CONTACT Sarah Doolin, Partnership for a New American Economy, Sarah@renewoureconomy.org By 2016, 19.2 Million New Hispanic and Asian Voters Could Join the U.S. Electorate and Impact Election Results in Key States. By 2020, that Number Could Reach 25.6 Million. New York, NY —As 2016 candidates jockey for the minority…

Are Republicans in Three Key 2016 States Softening on Immigration?

June 22, 2015

Most Republicans in the key early 2016 states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina support allowing undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. and earn citizenship or permanent legal status, newly released surveys by a GOP polling firm for a pro-immigration group has found. But the polls also underscored the issue’s potential to sharpen…

How immigration could cripple the Republican nominee long before the 2016 election

June 18, 2015

Ask people what Mitt Romney’s worst moment was in the 2012 campaign, and most will tell you the “47 percent” video. Fair enough. But for me, the lowest moment for Romney — and one that signaled the broader problems facing the Republican party in that election and the one to come — was his awkward…

A lesson in demographics

June 18, 2015

The Wall Street Journal reports: Six years after the recession ended, the nation’s birthrate has begun to climb again. For every 1,000 women of childbearing age last year, there were 62.9 births, up from 62.5 births in 2013, according to data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is the first…

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