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Biden unveils immigration proposal that offers green cards and overtime pay to farm workers and a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers

President Joe Biden is offering foreign-born farm workers the chance to immediately apply for permanent residency. Biden’s immigration proposal would also give agriculture industry workers the right to overtime pay. Each year, over 200,000 temporary agricultural workers come to the United States. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. President […]
Biden unveils immigration proposal that offers green cards and overtime pay to farm workers and a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers
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Apple farm hit with $2 million fine after migrant workers die of COVID-19

Gebbers Farms in the state of Washington has been fined over $US2 million for “egregious willful violations” of COVID-19 health orders. Over the summer, two migrant workers at the farm died from the coronavirus. “COVID-19 is a known workplace hazard, and we expect businesses in Washington state to follow the […]
Apple farm hit with $2 million fine after migrant workers die of COVID-19
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Trump administration move could slash wages for over 200,000 farm workers

The US Department of Agriculture published a notice on Wednesday announcing plans to stop conducting a wage survey of farm workers. Daniel Costa, an expert at the Economic Policy Institute, told Business Insider the move could allow the Trump administration to slash wages for migrants. Farm workers, an “essential” labour […]
Trump administration move could slash wages for over 200,000 farm workers
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Unauthorised immigrants who work on America’s farms have been deemed ‘essential,’ but they say they feel expendable

The unauthorised immigrants who plow, pick, and harvest America’s crops have been deemed “essential workers” during the coronavirus pandemic, but say they still feel vulnerable. One worker, Carmelita, told Business Insider Today she’s been working illegally in the country for 13 years picking strawberries, and doesn’t feel very “essential.” These […]
Unauthorised immigrants who work on America’s farms have been deemed ‘essential,’ but they say they feel expendable
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Trump’s order suspending immigration will reportedly include exceptions for migrant farmworkers and healthcare workers

President Donald Trump said he will sign an executive order temporarily suspending immigration into the United States. It could come as early as Tuesday. The order will include exemptions for migrant farmworkers and immigrant healthcare workers, particularly those treating coronavirus patients, The Wall Street Journal reported. Immigrants are a major […]
Trump’s order suspending immigration will reportedly include exceptions for migrant farmworkers and healthcare workers
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Unions are suing the state of Washington, accusing leaders of failing to protect farm workers from the coronavirus

A new lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Washington state of failing to protect the lives of farm workers, demanding it immediately issue mandatory, emergency regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Washington has issued voluntary guidance that recommends employers provide sick farm workers masks, “if available,” and suggests allowing sick workers […]
Unions are suing the state of Washington, accusing leaders of failing to protect farm workers from the coronavirus