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Vermont Legislature Considers IDs for Farm Workers

From WashingtonExaminer.com, Lisa Rathke, Associated Press, 2 Feb 2012.

As some states crack down on illegal immigrants, Vermont lawmakers are discussing creating a guest worker program that would include state IDs for the estimated 1,500 to 2,000 immigrants who work on Vermont dairy farms and who officials say have become critical to the struggling industry. 409 more words


Vermont Human Rights Commission Hearing: State Police Discriminated Against Mexican Farmworkers During Traffic Stop

From VTDigger.org, 1 Dec 2011.

Natalia Fajardo, VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, 802.497.7027/802-658-6770
Brendan O’Neill, VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, 802.825.1609/802-658-6770

VT Human Rights Commission Unanimously Finds State Police Discriminated Against Daniel Alejandro Lopez-Santiago During September Traffic Stop… 483 more words

Regulations & Compliance

Mexican Farm Workers, Vermont Dairy Industry Want State to Reject Federal Immigration Program

From TheRepublic.com, Lisa Rathke, Associated Press, 4 Sept 2011.

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A federal program intended to identify and deport illegal immigrants is raising fears in Vermont, where Mexican farmhands, many without immigration papers, are a staple of the $560 million dairy industry. 827 more words


Vermont Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project Praises Legislature’s Decision to Change Residency Requirement

From VTDigger.org, Brendan O’Neill, vtmfsp@gmail.com, 4 May 2011.

For Immediate Release: Vermont passes Universal Health Care Bill H202.

Immigrant Rights Groups Praise Lawmakers for Striking Language that had Excluded Undocumented Workers… 556 more words

Health & Safety