AP STORY: Labor shortages, a new reality in agriculture?

Gosia Wozniacka AP STORIES

I’m usually a big skeptic when it comes to labor shortages in agriculture. I put on my reporter hat and ask: are these shortages real, or are they just slogans used by the agriculture industry to advance an agenda? I say this, because for years – for decades – the U.S. had been awash in farmworkers streaming in from Mexico. …

AP STORY: Deportation case highlights immigration, child welfare maze

Gosia Wozniacka AP STORIES

I spent the past few weeks researching the story of U.S. citizen children caught in the foster care system after their immigrant parents are detained or deported. We focused on the story of one father whose parental rights to care for his three sons could be terminated – not because of abuse or neglect, but simply due to his immigration …