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Vilsack thanks restaurateurs, pushes immigration reform

In what may be standard fare as he campaigns for President Barack Obama’s re-election, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today thanked the National Restaurant Association’s board of directors for making more nutritious food appealing, said Obama’s economic plan will help the country “get back to building things,” defended ethanol and, when no one in the audience asked about immigration, raised the issue himself. Read More...

Court upholds Arizona employment verification requirement

In a ruling that could have an impact on agriculture businesses that have hired undocumented workers, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld an Arizona law requiring all employers in the state to utilize E-Verify, a federal electronic employment eligibility verification system that had been, to date, voluntary nationwide. Read More...

Sexual harassment of food workers target of campaign

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a national civil rights group based in Montgomery, Ala., today launched a national campaign to raise awareness about the sexual violence and harassment faced by immigrant women employed in the U.S. food industry. The campaign will also educate immigrant women about their workplace rights against sexual violence. Read More...