Immigrants to this small south-Texas community benefitted from the tolerance and acceptance they received from institutions like public schools. In return, immigrants were ready to learn and contribute to the common good. That’s how the best rural schools still work, says educator Francisco Guajardo.Read More...
During an incident in Kennett, Missouri, in summer 2018, H-2A workers labored through high temperatures while denied breakfast and with little access to water. Their legal status was supposed to protect them.
By tackling language barriers, resettlement agencies also help refugees negotiate the fundamentals of living in the U.S., like finding housing, schools and employment.
Undocumented workers are an integral part of industries such as farming. Reducing our reliance on undocumented workers will have big impacts for farming communities and American consumers.
Health research has focused on younger, urban immigrants, leaving big gaps in knowledge about older, foreign-born residents who live in rural areas.
The tradition of close family ties should make rural Americans especially sensitive to the plight of immigrant parents and children.
Large agricultural interests are losing to anti-immigrant groups in the discussion over a revised temporary worker program to provide farm labor. Pro-immigration groups don’t like the bill either because it provides no path to citizenship.
The Deferred Action on Children Arrivals (DACA) program gave immigrant Abraham Diaz the chance to learn, grow, and contribute to the only country he knows well enough to call home. Around the United States, as many as 100,000 rural young…
While the Trump administration is getting behind a bill to limit immigration to highly skilled workers, farmers and worker groups alike say what the nation needs is a more reliable supply of agricultural workers. A path to citizenship is…