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Signs of the DNR

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Anyone have a comment about the photo associated with this DNR article, top of the fold on page B1 in today’s paper, Tuesday August 12? It accompanies a story about a local law office and the increased demand in the Hispanic community for legal advice. The photo prominently displays a campaign sign for a Republican […]

“not enough Americans available to do the work”

Sunday, July 13, 2008


There’s an article in today’s Washington Post about the local poultry industry and federal immigration “reform.” It hits several of the same points touched on in past hburgnews and DNR articles (such as the effects of high grain prices on the industry). Hobey Bauhan, president of the Virginia Poultry Federation, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte use […]

Reactions to Free Clinic Decision

Friday, June 20, 2008


I talked to several people about the decision to eliminate Free Clinic services for undocumented patients. Here are some of the responses: Sandy Hodge, Free Clinic Board President: “It was a very difficult decision. We discussed it for a good six months and felt like in order to be able to continue to grow with […]

Free Clinic Says Adios to Undocumented Patients

Friday, June 20, 2008


At its May board meeting, the Harrisonburg Rockingham Free Clinic decided to cut off services to patients without legal status (confirmed through either a Social Security number or other documentation of legal residency), effective July 1. About 100 current patients, representing about 10% of the clinic’s case load, will be effected affected by the change.

Immigrant Rights Group Mexicans Without Borders Hosts Cross Cultural Celebration in Harrisonburg

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

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The immigrant rights group Mexicans Without Borders began meeting in Harrisonburg over a year ago to discuss issues impacting Hispanic communities in the United States and how those issues impact migrants and their families in the Shenandoah Valley. The Harrisonburg chapter is part of network of autonomous communities in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and DC, who […]

Drew & Sam on Immigration, Electability

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


ACLU vs AG over in-state tuition

Thursday, March 27, 2008


You may remember when Sen. Emmett Hanger came under fire from Scott Sayre for supposedly voting “to allow illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates at Virginia’s colleges” (Hanger later clarified his position with a bill). Now the issue of in-state tuition for children of unauthorized immigrants is building to a crescendo in Virginia. Attorney General Bob […]

False Papers

Thursday, March 20, 2008


In the wake of the ICE arrests, WMRA’s Martha Woodroof interviewed an unauthorized Guatemalan immigrant who used to work at the Cargill plant in Dayton. She asks him about working with false papers. Transcript and interview here.

Pilgrim’s Pride Suit

Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Pilgrim’s Pride is in the middle of a class action suit by employees who say they are not paid for “time they spent putting on and taking off protective gear.” The suit was reported last week by the AP, the Athens Banner-Herald, and yesterday in the DNR.

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