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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 6/21/2020

    06/21/2020 9:58:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/21/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Seasonal workers mostly from Mexico and Southern California are in quarantine in a Los Angeles hotel after three of them tested positive for the coronavirus. They were hired to work at the Red Salmon Cannery in Nanek, Alaska. They are not being paid and a lawsuit on their behalf has been filed.... In the Netherlands today dozens of protesters arrested in The Hague as thousands rallied against coronavirus restrictions.... The Libyan Government of National Accordd saying that Egyptian President Sisi's command for military forces to be ready for action outside the country amounts to a "declaration of war" against it........
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Edition DC 19 Freedom In Idaho?...John Roberts Runs The Country?

    06/20/2020 8:00:51 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/20/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Before the music lets talk about plans for next week in Idaho with legislators seeking to end martial law and the emergency rule of Republican Governor Brad Little. They intend to attempt a meeting on Tuesday morning at 9 am in Boise at the State Capitol...... And Dame Vera Lynn passed away this week at the age of 103. She is remembered for her wartime singing but of course that song "We'll Meet Again" was the closing of "Dr. Strangelove's" working the government officials to dictate our lives.... I guess this is a good lead into John Bolton and his...
  • Trump Administration Plans to Raise Seasonal-Worker Cap

    02/21/2020 12:38:49 PM PST · by Theoria · 147 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 20 Feb 2020 | Michelle Hackman
    The Trump administration plans to allow 45,000 additional seasonal guest workers to return to the U.S. this summer, the highest number since the president took office, according to three administration officials. The Department of Homeland Security plans to announce the additional seasonal-worker visas next week, an administration official said. They will become available in two waves: the first 20,000 will be immediately available, while employers can apply for the remainder for jobs beginning June 1. It wasn’t clear whether the White House has fully signed off on the numbers, and an administration official cautioned they could change. The additional visas...
  • Dems to Farm Workers: ‘No, No Puedes’

    09/21/2018 6:08:47 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 20, 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    It’s taken nearly five years of administrative battles, legislative interference, and lawsuits, but the California state government has finally counted farm workers’ votes in a union election at the state’s largest fruit grower, Fresno-based Gerawan Farming. The final verdict, tallied on Tuesday, explains why the Jerry Brown administration and Democratic statehouse leaders did everything in their power to destroy the votes without counting them. The margin: 1,098 workers voted “no” to the United Farm Workers, with only 197 workers voting in favor of UFW representation. There still are 635 disputed ballots, but even the math geniuses in Sacramento can see...
  • World View: In Major Policy Shift, China Will Demolish Thousands of Migrant Homes in Cities

    01/29/2018 12:42:52 PM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN J. XENAKIS
    This morning’s key headlines from In major policy shift, China will demolish thousands of migrant homes in cities Migrant workers built modern China, and are now being discarded In major policy shift, China will demolish thousands of migrant homes in cities A rare street protest in Beijing against demolitions of migrant homes and businesses (Getty) A rare street protest in Beijing against demolitions of migrant homes and businesses (Getty) The mayor of China’s capital city Beijing has announced that workers would demolish 15 square miles of homes used by low-paid migrant workers. Many migrants have lived in these homes...
  • Calais Has Become Flashpoint in Europe’s Migrant Crisis

    08/05/2015 1:58:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05 August 2015 | Katrin Bennholdaug
    Thousands of migrants have crowded into a makeshift camp near the port city of Calais, France, close to the entrance to the tunnel underneath the English Channel. Residents of the camp have used it as a staging ground to hop onto trucks and trains bound for Britain. Migrants have used the tunnel as a transit point for years, but they are doing so in greater numbers this summer — and taking greater risks. Ten people have died trying to cross the Channel since June, according to Médecins du Monde, and the crisis has created long delays and a political uproar....
  • UK: Robotic harvesting of broccoli could be coming to a field near you

    06/15/2015 7:52:34 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 25 replies
    University of Lincoln, United Kingdom ^ | 10th June 2015, 9:07am | Marie Daniels no attribution
    Three-dimensional camera technology from the University of Lincoln is helping in the development of a fully automated robotic system that can harvest broccoli. The project, which is jointly funded by BBSRC and Innovate UK, will test whether 3D camera technology can be used to identify and select when broccoli is ready for harvesting. This will be a key step towards the development of a fully automatic robotic harvesting system for broccoli, which will significantly reduce production costs.
  • Carroll Co. Officials Push Back on Shelter for Immigrant Children (Maryland)

    07/12/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | John Fritze, Christian Alexandersen and Blair Ames,
    Carroll County officials swiftly voiced opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration faces as it tries to manage a surge of new arrivals. A day after federal officials notified local leaders it would conduct a preliminary assessment of the vacant Army Reserve Center, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners convened an emergency meeting and, along with Republican Rep. Andy Harris, pledged to resist efforts to use the site. "Carroll County will not become a repository for Obama's...
  • Gov’t Pays $1,123,463 to Develop Strawberry Harvest-Aiding Robots

    11/10/2013 12:05:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 8, 2013 - 2:49 PM | Eric Scheiner
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has given an award of $1,123,463 to the University of California, Davis to develop “relatively small, inexpensive robots” to aid in harvesting strawberries. The announcement was made in late October as part of a series of USDA awards “to spur the development and use of robots in American agriculture production,” according to a USDA press release. The release describes the UC Davis robotics grant as a “project (that) will develop relatively small, inexpensive robots to aid in human harvesting of strawberries.” …
  • Robots to revolutionize farming, ease labor woes

    07/14/2013 8:33:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2013 10:42 AM EDT | Gosia Wozniacka and Terence Chea
    On a windy morning in California’s Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, refrigerator-sized contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants. Engineers from Silicon Valley tinkered with the software on a laptop to ensure the machine was eliminating the right leafy buds. Hired by a Salinas-based agricultural produce company, the engineers were testing the Lettuce Bot, a machine that can “thin” a field of lettuce in the time it takes about 20 workers to do the job by hand. The thinner is part of a new generation of machines that target the last frontier of agricultural mechanization—fruits and vegetables...
  • Washington orchards desperate for apple pickers (Waaaah alert)

    11/09/2011 2:18:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 11/9/11 | SHANNON DININNY
    Apple growers say they could have had one of their best years ever if a shortage of workers hadn't forced them to leave some fruit on trees. Growers in Washington state, which produces about half of the nation's apples, say the labor shortage was made worse by a late start to their harvest. The growing season got off to a slow start because of a cold, wet spring, and some migrant workers didn't stick around to wait for it. But farmers say an immigration crackdown by the federal government and states such as Arizona and Alabama scared off many more...
  • Perry endorses work visas for illegal immigrants

    11/03/2011 5:24:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 324 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Nov. 3, 2011 | The Associated Press
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says America should extend work visas to allow illegal immigrants to move freely between the U.S. and their home countries _ but opposes a path to citizenship.
  • Algiers tense after clashes with Chinese traders (Chinese mob violence in Algeria)

    08/05/2009 10:32:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 1,668+ views
    AFP ^ | 08/05/09 | Abdellah Cheballah
    Algiers tense after clashes with Chinese traders by Abdellah Cheballah Wed Aug 5, 10:02 pm ET ALGIERS (AFP) – The streets of Algiers are deserted following clashes between Chinese and Algerian traders, but the tension is palpable despite comments by Beijing's envoy describing the unrest as an isolated incident. "I thought I was going to die," said Abdelkrim Salaouda, sitting on a chair in front of his shop selling household electrical goods in the city's Bab Ezzouar quarter, 15 kilometres (nine miles) from the city centre. According to Salaouda, the clashes broke out over a dispute on Monday afternoon between...
  • Fewer immigrant laborers would mean fewer farms

    06/15/2009 3:57:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies · 545+ views
    Country Today ^ | 6-15-2009 | Sara Bredesen
    Losing immigrant workers would mean losing farms, cows and milk, according to a survey on the effects of foreign-born labor on dairy farms that was released June 4 by the National Milk Producers Federation. The estimated effect of a 50 percent loss of the immigrant workforce on America's dairy farms would mean about 2,266 farms would go out of business, cow numbers would drop by more than 670,000 nationwide and milk production would drop by 14.7 billion pounds, the survey said. "We estimated that with a 50 percent loss in immigrant labor, we would expect to see an increase in...
  • Keeping the flock faithful (Catholic priests in battle with Evangelicals for their flock)

    01/05/2008 7:06:01 AM PST · by NYer · 170 replies · 133+ views
    Tampa ^ | January 4, 2008 | SAUNDRA AMRHEIN
    WIMAUMA - Father Demetrio Lorden walks into the garage of a concrete block house, slips on his robe and vestments, and unpacks a gold chalice. He tests a microphone, and as dogs howl nearby, a small group of Hispanic workers and their families launches into a discordant song of praise. Lorden calls this his "evangelism Mass," the one he has every Monday night in houses and mobile home camps of the Wimauma immigrant community. Like other Catholic priests with Hispanic members, Lorden is trying to fend off competitors for the parishioners in his pews. Protestant evangelists - people just as...
  • Activists, candidates aim to get Latinos to polls

    09/15/2007 1:31:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 302+ views
    The Altoona Herald ^ | September 12, 2007 | Jason Clayworth
    The heated debate over immigration has spurred Bernard Ortiz - and a handful of presidential candidates - to help mobilize Iowa's Latinos in an effort to shape the outcome of the state's upcoming caucuses and the 2008 presidential election. Ortiz, as a union worker, has helped hundreds of Latinos register to vote, while some presidential candidates have reached out beyond traditional mailings and phone calls to seek their support. For example, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, both Democrats, have introduced Latino outreach programs. Some Republicans have also made efforts to draw Latino voters, at least...
  • Plenty of Apples, but Possibly a Shortage of Immigrant Pickers

    08/22/2007 10:25:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 100 replies · 1,360+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 21, 2007 | LISA W. FODERARO
    HAMPTONBURGH, N.Y., Aug. 16 — With a look of supreme satisfaction, Jeff Crist squinted at the Ginger Golds and Jonamacs ripening under an incandescent sun at his apple orchard here: the trees were so laden that they almost seemed to strain under the effort. “It’s a vintage crop — a solid quality crop, which means good sugars in the apples,” he said. “They should eat very nicely, almost like a good wine.” This is the third year in a row of near-perfect weather, and Mr. Crist, a fourth-generation apple grower, like many other growers in the Hudson Valley, is finally...
  • Migrant Workers Struggle to Find Housing

    08/13/2007 12:37:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 63 replies · 1,801+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/13/7 | GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press Writer
    Thermal, Calif. (AP) -- Life is harsh for the 4,000 migrant workers who live in the Desert Mobile Home Park, where hundreds of dilapidated dwellings sit along dirt streets. The 110-degree air is thick with large black flies and the stench of raw sewage. Wild dogs prowl the alleys. But conditions could get even worse if the federal government follows through on its threat to close this site on a sun-baked Indian reservation because of rampant health and safety violations. "Where are we going to go, where are they going to put us?" asked Angelina Cisneros, 59, who lives with...
  • Migrant worker cut adrift: No one wanted to know about me (Mexican Illegals reach Canada)

    10/22/2006 4:26:45 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 21 replies · 1,091+ views
    Toronto (Red) Star via ^ | 09/05/06 | David Bruser
    Migrant worker cut adrift‘No one wanted to know about me’ Toronto Star - Sep. 5, 2006. 06:56 AM DAVID BRUSER BUSINESS REPORTER Leamington—Police got the call at 9:34 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, 2005. Pedro Rosales-Rojas, a migrant farm worker, lay on the grass, most of his bottom teeth scattered near the base of a wooden signpost. The 39-year-old had been pedalling his bike east in the narrow culvert bordering two-lane Seacliff Drive, just a few blocks from the tomato farm where he worked. As night settled, a blue minivan struck Pedro, sending him airborne from the road shoulder toward...
  • News from the San Joaquin Valley (County forces hospital to admit illegal aliens)

    05/04/2006 7:05:30 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 9 replies · 533+ views
    AP State Wire via Fresno Bee ^ | 05-04-2006 | AP Staff
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - County officials warned a hospital that its plan to ask patients for proof of legal residency violates a court order prohibiting discrimination against undocumented immigrants. Community Medical Center, which contracts with the county to treat poor residents at clinics, told employees Tuesday they should ask for proof of legal status before treating nonemergency patients. A 1984 court order said it's discriminatory for the county or its contracting agents to ask for residency information, county attorney Dennis Marshall told the hospital Wednesday. Hospital officials said they'd based their decision on an opinion by the state attorney general...