Trade & Immigration Policies Hurting Farmers

From the Associated Press:

Meanwhile, Trump’s hardline immigration policies have been making it even harder to recruit workers for pork producers, who have historically relied on immigrants for a third of their workforce. The industry had been planning a rapid expansion due to growing export demand from China and Mexico, but the trade dispute and raids spring immigration raids on a Tennessee meatpacking plant and an Iowa concrete plant have worried pork producers.

“Skilled and unskilled foreign workers have been crucial to maintaining and growing the workforce and revitalizing rural communities across the United States. We need more of them, not less,” Heimerl said.

Source: https://www.apnews.com/1c189409cf614fa387abf110d8f5e48d

Immigration Council: Deportations in the Dark

This has been found to be inherently true by most immigration practitioners:

“Often, migrants do not receive copies of deportation documents and have little understanding of the processes they have undergone and the related legal ramifications. When U.S. officials prevent migrants from accessing critical information and processes, they further deprive individuals of their possible legal opportunities to present immigration claims.

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“Given the escalation of immigration enforcement, the problems identified in this report are only likely to multiply. If not addressed, the behavioral patterns leading to abuses could spawn mass constitutional rights violations.”

Source: Deportations in the Dark

Lin Manuel Miranda: Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)

Mi gente, Lin Manuel Miranda, releases new video off the Hamilton Mixtape (a set of remixes based on Miranda’s massive Broadway musical’s soundtrack).

Also features Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Riz Ahmed a.k.a. Riz M.C. Ahmed plays Imperial Cargo Pilot Bohdi Rook, who changes his allegiances after understanding the true evil of the Empire – the creation of the Death Star in secret, away from the prying eyes of the galactic press core. He decides not to follow orders and finds his end in sacrificing himself in the quest for top secret information.

Is this too on the nose?

Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled programming, Lin Manuel Miranda’s Immigrants (We Get the Job Done):