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    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three people have been indicted in a multi-state conspiracy involving the forced labor of Mexican agricultural immigrants, federal authorities announced Wednesday. A federal grand jury in Tampa formally charged Bladimir Moreno, Christina Gamez and Guadalupe Mendes Mendoza under a six-count indictment last week. Moreno, a Mexican citizen and permanent U.S. resident who owned and managed Los...
    (CNN)They're impossible to miss. On a drive around Qatar, at every turn, it seems, a new football stadium rises out of the desert -- each design offering a futuristic take on its traditional culture. One of them, located in an area that was long known for pearl diving and fishing, is shaped like a dhow boat, a traditional vessel that...
    (CNN)Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is planning a $500 billion model city in the desert of northwest Saudi Arabia. Built from scratch, NEOM will purportedly be powered by clean energy, run by artificial intelligence, enhanced by machine learning, serviced by robot maids and flying taxis, and illuminated every night by a giant artificial moon. Michael EisnerMustafa Qadri History...
    (CNN)They're impossible to miss. On a drive around Qatar, at every turn, it seems, a new football stadium rises out of the desert -- each design offering a futuristic take on its traditional culture. One of them, located in an area that was long known for pearl diving and fishing, is shaped like a dhow boat, a traditional vessel that...
    President Joe Biden should remove the Title 42 anti-coronavirus border barrier because it raises the difficulty and risks for migrants trying to reach U.S. jobs, say pro-migration groups. “Migrants are attempting multiple crossings, seeking out more remote and perilous sections of the border … [so increasing] migrants’ chances of needing to be rescued — or of dying,” claimed a May 26...
    Americans’ immigration laws can be changed in “bite-sized pieces” to let employers hire foreign workers instead of Americans, former President George W. Bush told an advocacy group backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. “We’re working with a big coalition here in the Bush center,” Bush said in a May 6 interview arranged by the National Immigration Forum (NIF), which has been...
    Starting in World War II, when labor shortages meant Long Island farmers lacked workers to tend their fields, they began importing migrant laborers from Mexico, Jamaica and the American South to do the job. Or, as one Suffolk County grower put it: “People used to own slaves. Now we just rent them.” The horror stories of the migrants who toiled...
    More On: migrants Kamala isn’t at the southern border — but migrant kids are getting Veep’s book Homeland Security mulling policy change that would release more migrants into US Border ‘burnout’ crisis: Biden policies have guards at wits’ end, says whistleblower Far from border, VP Harris says migrants need ‘sense of hope that help is on the way’ Starting...
    Farmworkers wear face masks while harvesting curly mustard in February 2021 in Ventura County, California. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.A year ago, when the coronavirus pandemic caused the shutdown of US consulates in Mexico, thousands...
    President Joe Biden’s deputies want to streamline the delivery of migrant youths and children in Mexico to U.S. border agencies, according to the Washington Post. The March 11 article reported: Biden officials … are also working with advocacy groups to identify minors in northern Mexico who are preparing to cross, so that they can do so safely at a legal...
    President Joe Biden’s border deputies are releasing migrant women and children into the United States, according to BorderReport.com. Most of the catch-and-release migrants are likely heading north to meet their husbands and fathers who have already traveled into the United States to take jobs and wages from blue-collar Americans during a deep recession that has largely exempted white-collar workers. Many...
    Many migrants are quietly traveling north to the U.S. border to accept President Joe Biden’s apparent offer of asylum and jobs, according to the New York Times.  “He’s our only hope,” Gabriela, a Bolivian mother with a three-year-old son, told the newspaper, which reported January 28: With [disease] lockdowns easing in recent months, northbound migration from Central America and elsewhere...
    Congress has agreed to shrink funding and detention beds for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), just as pro-migration groups are warning that a wave of wage-cutting economic migrants will rush north to exploit President-elect Joe Biden’s pro-migration campaign promises. “Democrats are bragging that they are cutting ICE funding,” said Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations at NumbersUSA. “They are bragging about...
    US lawmakers issue dear Colleague letter calling for urgent action on human trafficking 30 US congressmen call for urgent action on UAE and Middle East Human Trafficking International UN Watch International UN Watch London, UK, Dec. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Washington, London – On Human Rights Day, thirty members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a “dear colleague”...
    A federal judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday to restart its tacit cooperation with the coyotes who help deliver foreign children and teenagers to employers and illegal-migrant parents in the United States. DHS officials say the judge’s reopening of the “Unaccompanied Alien Children” (UAC) pipeline threatens border agents with the coronavirus disease. American Civil Liberties Union...
    TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Taiwan's fishery regulator this week rebuked last month's U.S. inclusion of Taiwan-caught fish for the first time in its list of goods produced by forced labor, saying the move inflicts "unfair" harm on law-abiding producers, although fisher advocacy groups disagree.   The U.S. Labor Department Sept. 30 added fish from Taiwan to the latest edition of its...
    A number of migrant workers who worked at a multimillion dollar Michigan greenhouse company were tricked into being detained by federal immigration agents after they complained about numerous bounced paychecks and weeks of unpaid labor, a new trafficking lawsuit alleges. The workers—who legally entered the U.S. from Mexico through H-2A worker visas—were detained for as long as two months before being deported....
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