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Opinion: Modern-Day Slavery ‘in the Shadow of the Statue of Liberty’

December 19th, 2014

November 7, 2014 By Gonzalo Martínez de Vedia Source: La Voz Translated by Leanne Tory-Murphy from Spanish   When he was still in Mexico and planning to come to work in the U.S., “Ramón” would never have imagined hunting deer in the middle of a New York winter to feed himself. When he arrived however, […]

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Support Groups Look At Impact Of Obama Executive Action On Farmworkers

December 9th, 2014

By Veronica Volk WXXI News December 9, 2014 Support organizations that work with immigrant farm workers are trying to understand how President Obama’s executive action affects people in Upstate New York. “We’ve won a small victory but we really have a huge fight in front of us.” Carly Fox is an organizer with the Worker […]

Essay: N.Y. farms grow danger

December 6th, 2014

Carly Fox and Rebecca Fuentes 12:11 a.m. EST December 6, 2014 Democrat & Chronicle On Nov. 9, a dairy farm worker was pulled into the auger of a grain silo and lost his life. Marco Antonio Ortiz Perez, 31, died alone on a farm near Penn Yan. It would be tempting to call this tragedy […]