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Tyson Foods: chicken and illegal aliens

Springdale, Arkansas based Tyson Foods is the U.S.'s largest chicken processor. The entries below detail their close relationship with illegal immigration and their links to Mike Huckabee.

Last modified Dec 18, 2011
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Jay Reeves of AP helps chicken processors with their illegal labor needs (Alabama, twister, immigration) - 05/28/13

If Jay Reeves of the Associated Press isn't getting paid off by chicken processors like Tyson Foods and Pilgrims Pride, he should be.

Reeves offers "Twister Heals Ala. Town Fractured Over Immigration" [1]. The article seems to have two purposes:

Napolitano immigration meeting: you weren't represented (vast # of loose borders groups, Obama/Janet anti-287g) - 08/20/09

Earlier today, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security held a closed-door meeting with a group of what she calls "stakeholders" (dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1250792978709.shtm) but was actually a vast pantheon (see below) of far-left, racial power, corrupt business, and in general loose borders groups all of which want some form of comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. There were at least 98 participants in the meeting, and none of them represent your interests or the interests of the great majority of American citizens. Why exactly they'd hold the meeting isn't clear; aside from guest workers and minor details they're all pretty much on the same page. Perhaps it was a strategy session to see how they could fool as many people as possible whenever they decide to push for amnesty.

According to Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum (link) Obama stopped by:

The President said specifically that when it comes to the local police charged with enforcing federal immigration law under 287(g) agreements that he wants these local law enforcement agencies held accountable.

And:

Noorani’s other question concerned the 287g program, which gives local law enforcement the authority to enforce immigration law. Noorani asked Napolitano to revoke the authority of agencies who have clearly violated the spirit of the agreement, and that the immigration reform community looked forward to seeing that happen. Napolitano responded, “Me, too.”

Other statements from those attending the meeting are here. Here's the intro to the DHS's press release:

"Today’s meeting on comprehensive immigration reform was an important opportunity to hear from stakeholders and build on the significant time I’ve spent on the Hill meeting with members of Congress on this critical subject. I look forward to working with President Obama, my colleagues in Congress and representatives from law enforcement, business, labor organizations, the interfaith community, advocacy groups and others as we work on this important issue.”

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UPDATE: Griswold of CATO weighs in with a slab of Policy-As-Highschool (cato-at-liberty.org/2009/08/21/the-president-drops-by-to-tout-immigration-reform). After Napolitano gave her "opening remarks we broke up into smaller roundtable discussions of about 15 people each moderated by DHS officials". They then reconvened and Napolitano discussed what they'd learned. Then, Obama entered the building and made his speech "about 20 feet from where I was sitting". Griswold also refers to himself as a "small fish"; he's much too modest since he was some kind of inspiration for Bush's 2004 anti- and un-American guest workers plan.
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And, there are so many groups that I've split the list into two parts. The religious, union, city/police, and miscellaneous groups are here. The following has the major groups, the business groups, and the single libertarian:

WSJ discovers: Americans compete with immigrants for jobs (Miriam Jordan) - 05/24/09

Miriam Jordan of the Wall Street Journal offers "Job Fight: Immigrants vs. Locals/Tennessee Residents Compete for Work They Once Scorned; An All-Night Wait for Slaughterhouse Shifts" (link).

HuckPAC: Mike Huckabee launches his Political Action Committee (PAC) - 04/15/08

Mike Huckabee has launched his own Political Action Committee (PAC) called, euphonically enough, "Huck PAC" (huckpac.com), saying:

"Our goal is to secure a better future for our country by changing our punitive tax system, standing firm for the sanctity of life and traditional marriage, and protecting our borders and giving our veterans the blood-bought benefits they deserve.

Tyson Foods hiring suit tossed; will appeal; evidence they harbored illegal aliens - 02/15/08

From this:
The poultry workers who alleged that Tyson Foods Inc. conspired to depress wages by hiring illegal aliens plan to fight a federal court decision that tossed their [RICO] lawsuit.

The long-contested court battle over whether Tyson Foods Inc.

Marshall Islands immigrants in Springdale, Arkansas: leprosy, VD, TB - 02/08/08

Springdale, Arkansas - the "Chicken Capital of the World" and home of Tyson Foods - is also home to 8000 apparently legal immigrants from the Marshall Islands (see first update), an independent country northeast of Australia (also home to the Bikini Atoll).

Virginia Employers for "Sensible" Immigration Policy - 12/23/07

A new group of businesses has been formed to oppose anti-illegal immigration laws in their state, called "Virginia Employers for Sensible Immigration Policy". One of the organizers is Julia Ciarlo Hammond, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business. They'll supposedly only focus on measures affecting employers, and they state that they want to follow the law, they just don't want undue burdens. But, don't they all.

The coalition includes some of the most influential industries in the state, including many that rely heavily on low-cost and migrant labor. The group includes home builders, contractors, hog and poultry growers, retailers, truckers, the hospitality industry and the state Chamber of Commerce.

A purported list of their members is here: raisingkaine.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=11853

Note that they point out that the majority of campaign contributions from the various groups are to Republicans, as the same time that many at that site play their own very small role in enabling illegal immigration through various statements such as calling those who oppose illegal activity names.

National names on the list are Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, Smithfield Foods, and Tyson Foods.

Michael Gerson turns on Mike Huckabee, spins LULAC/Tyson Foods meeting - 12/14/07

Bush hack turned Washington Post hack Michael Gerson - at that link trying to push for Bush's immigration "reform" by calling the GOP base names - offers "Homespun Meets Hard-Line". Like yesterday's WaPo editorial he turns on Mike Huckabee because of the latter's new (supposed) tough stance on illegal immigration.

Lawsuit claims Tyson Foods conspired with LULAC to hire illegal aliens - 11/06/07

From this:
The plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing Tyson Foods Inc. of hiring illegal aliens to work at poultry plants are focusing on the meat producer's relationship with the League of Latin American Citizens. [Note: the two are also linked with Mike Huckabee]

Arkansas Friendship Coalition: ACLU, Tyson Foods, ACORN join to support "immigration" - 11/01/07

The Arkansas Friendship Coalition (arfriendshipcoalition.org) is a new group formed by business and religious leaders, and their goal is to ensure that Arkansas doesn't establish Prop. 200/187-style laws as Oklahoma and Missouri have or are trying to do.

White House listening to pork producers, La Raza, Mexico-linked NALEO, NRA... just not you - 06/21/07

The White House offers a PDF entitled "What They're Saying: Border Security And Immigration Reform Agreement" and subtitled 'Business And Agriculture Groups Say "It Is Critical That The Process Moves Forward"' (PDF) [1]. It's just a collection of quotes from press releases from those few groups that support the Bush/Senate massive illegal immigration amnesty, and it contains no accompaning text other than the titles.

As simply a collection of quotes, it's not that shocking. However, it's interesting that these are the special interest groups that the White House chooses to use to bolster their bill, rather than acknowledging the other 99.99% of Americans. And, at least two of the groups are certainly interesting. Let's lead with those two:

* National Association Of Latino Elected And Appointed Officials (has a link to the Mexican government)
* National Council Of La Raza President And CEO Janet Murguia (funds extremists)
* The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce
* National Restaurant Association
* Business Roundtable
* National Association Of Manufacturers
* National Federation Of Independent Business
* Essential Worker Immigration Coalition
* American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman
* Associated Builders And Contractors Chairman David Meyer
* National Milk Producers Federation President And CEO Jerry Kozak
* National Pork Producers Council President Jill Appell
* American Subcontractors Association President Stephen Rohrbach
* Agriculture Coalition For Immigration Reform
* American Health Care Association President And CEO Bruce Yarwood
* Poultry Federation President Marvin Childers
* Georgia Farm Bureau
* Tyson Foods, Inc.
* Western Growers President And CEO Tom Nassif
* Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano
* California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
* National League Of Cities President And Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson
* Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
* MANA President And CEO Alma Morales Riojas
* U.S. Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Board Of Directors Chairman David Lizarraga
* Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
* Esperanza USA President Rev. Luis Cortes

[1] The PDF is described here: freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1854324/posts. It was posted to RedState by Robert Bluey, so it's probably for real. However, I've cached it locally to avoid linking to that site.

Texas Employers for Immigration Reform - 03/31/07

Site: txeir.org

Association of Texas companies and groups calling for immigration "reform" (a massive amnesty) and a "guest" worker program. Chairman is Bill Hammond, president of the Texas Association of Business in Austin (Secretary calls for reform).

Commerce chief defends raids

Secretary calls for reform

Hundreds Meet to Launch New Immigrant Rights Alliance - 02/20/07

Socialist Action/Jason Cain & Wayne McElyea/September 2006/ link

Reveals that "a number of delegates" to the National Immigrant Rights Strategy Convention had "close ties" to Mexico's PRD party. Rep. Luis Gutierrez - a member of the U.S. Democratic Party - attended and spoke at that convention.

May Day illegal immigration march/boycott: the supporters - 04/28/06

Who supports the May 1 illegal immigration boycott and/or the marches on that day? Let's keep track of them in this post.

The Democrats in the California state senate support both the march and the boycott.

UPDATES
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5/2/06:

Tyson Foods and tuberculosis - 03/05/06

One employee at a Tyson Foods plant in Shelbyville Arkansas has tested positive for tuberculosis. Another 64 workers are being tested. Tyson denies there's a problem.

The incident is "not an outbreak, but there has been one person to test positive," said Sheets.

Chertoff promotes "Temporary Worker Program" at Senate meeting - 10/18/05

Don't believe everything you read about DHS head Michael Chertoff's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today.

First, from Drudge, come these headlines in red:

HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF: EXPEL ALL ILLEGALS... 'Our goal is to return every single illegal entrant, no exceptions'...

Those headlines and the first two paragraphs of the AFP article Drudge references are wrong.

I stumped Tamar Jacoby - 10/11/05

Earlier tonight, I attended the appearance at the Los Angeles Public Library of immigration "reform" maven Tamar Jacoby. I managed to ask a stumper of a question; more on that after an overview of her remarks.

What she said was basically a live performance of one of her columns. My summary is very long, so feel free to skip ahead.

Big Business Balks at Bush Propaganda Plan - 08/29/05

President Bush has created the Orwellian-named "Americans for Border and Economic Security" to push for his massive guest worker amnesty scheme. Now, Bloomberg reports, Big Business is balking at the plan:
..."There is a reluctance to sign up for something that might turn out not to be the type of immigration reform bill we want to see," said John Gay [1], who runs a coalition in support of guest-worker programs that includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, First Data Corp. and Marriott International Inc.

Republican lobbyists including Ed Gillespie, the party's former national chairman, and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, are seeking to raise money for a public relations- campaign of as much as $3 million to support Bush's plan. The lobbyists are asking companies such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to contribute between $50,000 and $250,000 to pay for the effort.

Bush's plan aims to allow employers to hire immigrant "guest workers," which companies want. Supporters say their concern is that Republican lawmakers pushing for tighter borders on national-security grounds will pressure Bush eventually to accept a measure making it harder rather than easier to hire workers from overseas.

"We are still uncertain what the policy is that the group will advocate for," Lee Culpepper [2], a lobbyist for Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart, said of the Gillespie-Armey effort. "Will it be only whatever the White House wants, or will it be independent policy goals formed by the members of the group?"
In other words, will it be almost completely against the wishes of the vast majority of Americans, or will it be completely against the wishes of the vast majority of Americans? That is, to them, the question.

What will Bush's propaganda consist of?
The campaign being planned by Gillespie and Armey is aimed at emphasizing the economic benefits of immigrant workers, said Terry Holt, a former Bush campaign spokesman who is working with them on the effort.

..."We want to communicate the great message of what immigration means to the American economy," Holt said. "In this political climate, it's also necessary to talk about how our borders must be secured."

..."Immigrants aren't being talked about in a very endearing way [by " Talk-show hosts and newspaper columnists"]," Armey said. "But we're talking about real good people who are doing what we all are trying to do, which is feed our babies."
Translation: "Aww... Why do you hate-filled people hate our cheap laborers? They're wonderful people, despite what you evil xenophobes say about them!"
Gillespie's group, which also includes former Democratic Representative Cal Dooley of California, is courting companies such as Greenwood Village, Colorado-based First Data and Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Food Inc. as well as groups representing landscaping businesses, restaurants, hotels, nurses and hospitals.
Obviously, the great majority of Americans are opposed to these various plans. It's also extremely dangerous for our country when corporations are listened to and the people are not: "Would a Bill of Impeachment Wake-Up President Bush?"

[1] In 2003 John Gay was identified as "Vice President, Governmental Affairs, of the American Hotel & Lodging Association". In 2004, he was identified as "vice president at the International Franchise Association". In both cases he was also identified as "co-chair of the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition". The latter group is at ewic.org. Their membership consists of a large number of big business advocacy organizations, together with... the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In the "small world, eh" dep't, there's also a link between the AILA and Rep. Chris Cannon.

[2] Lee Culpepper is also Chairman of the National Immigration Forum and works for the National Restaurant Association. Last mentioned here.

Arkansas' Huckabee, Tyson Foods, LULAC all aligned - 07/01/05

Arkansas' governor Mike Huckabee recently spoke before the League of United Latin American Citizens convention in Little Rock. His remarks could be best characterized as far-left, pro-open borders, pro-cheap labor, churchy pap (link):

"Texas has been conquered by Hispanics" - 06/22/05

The titular quote is from Rev. Julio Barquero, the Arkansas state chaplain of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens). The quote is taken from the article "Border state", and here it is in context:
"Little Rock is the border between Mexico and the U.S.," said the Rev.

Tortured by Tyson, whipped by Lisa Franzetta - 05/25/05

PETA's gone out and bought a new domain: TorturedByTyson.com. They intone:
From December 2004 through February 2005, a PETA undercover investigator worked on the slaughter line of a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant in Heflin, Alabama. Using a hidden camera, he documented the treatment of the more than 100,000 chickens killed every day in the plant.

Mmmm... Tyson Chicken and TB - 05/03/05

At a Tyson Chicken processing plant in Oklahoma, 41 out of 222 workers were found to be suffering from tuberculosis. There's no stated illegal immigration connection in the article ("Workers in Processing Plant Being Infected with Tuberculosis"), but let's just say it's possible that some or many might be of that status. The article also says there's no risk of it having spread to the food and, not being a food scientist I have no way of verifying that.

"Forging a New Use for Civil RICO" - 09/09/04

Lawyer? Like money? Look here:


Despite a string of defeats before federal trial judges, Howard W. Foster has doggedly pressed on with a type of litigation he pioneered: using RICO to target companies that allegedly hire undocumented workers for the purpose of driving down wages...

[He's brought] five Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suits since 1999, usually on behalf of employees with valid work authorization. Four were dismissed at an early stage by trial judges. But in three of those cases, Foster has persuaded federal appellate courts to reinstate his suits.

Last month, for instance, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the green light to Foster's lawsuit against poultry giant Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, Ark. Trollinger v. Tyson Foods Inc., No. 02-6020.

In April, Foster won his first victory in a district court. Judge Harold Murphy of the Northern District of Georgia denied a motion to dismiss brought by Mohawk Industries Inc., a Calhoun, Ga., maker of rugs and carpets. Williams v. Mohawk Industries Inc., No. 04-CV-0003...

There are more legal links here and here.

"Who is really to blame for illegal immigration?" - 09/02/04

From this:


...Illegal immigration could be stopped at any time. Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, a twenty-six year veteran of the border patrol, commented on the issue of curbing illegal immigration during a debate on PBS's News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

"We can show statistically that the employer sanctions was an effective tool," remarked Reyes.

Federal Court OKs Suit Against Tyson for Hiring Illegal Aliens - 06/07/04

From this:


A lawsuit by former employees of Tyson Foods, Inc. against their employer may go ahead, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday. The four former workers are seeking damages as a result of Tyson's use of illegal aliens to depress wages. They sued the company under a provision of a 1996 law that made the intentional employment of illegal aliens for financial gain a violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act...

Miami Herald "endorses indentured servitude" - 03/22/04

That's what the Stein Report says regarding the Miami Herald's editorial supporting the AgJobs bill ('A win-win for growers, farmworkers, America'). That bill would provide an amnesty for half a million illegal aliens. As history shows, amnesties simply lead to more illegal immigration. One amnesty leads to more illegal immigration, which requires another amnesty, which leads to more illegal immigration, repeat.

As for the claim that the editorial supports indentured servitude, judge for yourself:


...AgJobs sets up a process by which illegal immigrants already working in agriculture could earn legal status. They would have to continue to toil in the fields a certain number of days for at least three more years to be eligible for residency, which would assure farmers of a legal labor pool.

At the same time, the bill provides better protections for the farmworkers who now too often are exploited by unscrupulous growers, directly or through labor contractors. The result should lessen abuses such as those documented last year in The Herald's series Fields of Despair: modern-day indentured servitude, slave wages, indecent housing and perilous working conditions. And it would benefit the honest growers who want to treat farmworkers fairly and won't have to worry about being fined for having illegal workers on their payroll...

I believe they'd have to be required by contract to work for the specified period for it to meet the legal definition of "indentured servitude." However, the requirements of this program come dangerously close.

I've included a list of the 400 organizations that support AgJobs below. I've divided them into categories. You tell me if these organizations have your best interests at heart. (Here's a hint: People for the American Way, AILA, MALDEF and all the rest do not. These are the ultimate in special interest groups).

There's also a list of good and bad immigration bills here. And, see "Florida Farmworkers Sue Dairy Owned by Family of Sen. Graham Over Wages."

The original list of the 400 supporters is here, and to see the categorized list, click the 'MORE' link directly below.

Usual suspects:
PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

Businesses:
VLASIC PICKLE GROWERS (OH)

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
U.S. HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
BIRDS EYE FOODS
DEERE & COMPANY
TYSON FOODS INC.
COBANK
FIRST PIONEER FARM CREDIT
MONROVIA GROWERS (CA, OR, GA, NC)
YANKEE FARM CREDIT
HARRY SINGH & SONS (CA)
John Harris Farms Inc (CA)
LASSEN CANYON NURSERY, INC. (CA)
CONNLEAF, INC (CT)
H.F. BROWN INC. (CT)
THE LYMAN FARM, INC. (CT)
LIVE OAK VILLAS, LLC (FL)
SKINNER NURSERIES (FL)
FARM CREDIT OF MAINE
ANGELICA NURSERIES (MD)
BELL NURSERY (MD)
JOHN SHORB LANDSCAPING, INC. (MD)
MARYLAND AQUATIC NURSERIES, INC.
QUINN'S KINGSVILLE FARMS (MD)
ROBIN HILL FARM NURSERY (MD)
SPEAKMAN NURSERIES, INC. (MD)
LEITZ FARMS LLC (MI)
ZELENKA NURSERY, LLC (MI)
FARM CREDIT OF WESTERN NEW YORK
LAKE PLACID GROVES LLC (NY)
TORREY FARMS (NY)
WILLET DAIRY(NY)
LATINO COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION (NC)
ZELENKA NURSERY, LLC (NC)
HIGH STAKES FARMS (OH)
EL VISTA ORCHARDS (WEXFORD, PA)
FIVE FORKS FRUIT (WAYNESBORO, PA)
AMICK FARMS (SC)
ELLISON'S (TX)
MIDLAND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP. (TX)
UNDERWOOD FRUIT AND WAREHOUSE COMPANY (WA)

AGRI-PLACEMENTS INTERNATIONAL
COOPERATIVE PRODUCERS, INC.
COOPERATIVE THREE, INC.
COUNCIL OF NORTHEAST FARMER COOPERATIVES
DAIRYLEA COOPERATIVE
RANCH ONE COOPERATIVE, INC. (FL)
PRO-FAC COOPERATIVE (NY)
NASH PRODUCE COMPANY, INC. (NC)
PETER ORCHARDS (GARDNERS, PA)
GARDENS BEAUTIFUL GARDEN CENTERS (WI)

UNIVERSAL IMMIGRATION SERVICE (CA)

Ethnic organizations:
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA (NCLR)
MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND (MALDEF)
LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC)
WILLIAM C.VELASQUEZ INSTITUTE
LA CLINICA DE LA RAZA (CA)
EL CENTRO DE LA RAZA (WA)
GRUPO MEXICO OF WASHINGTON STATE
INSTITUTO DEL PROGRESO LATINO (IL)
EL CENTRO, INC. - KANSAS
EL PUEBLO, INC (NC)
PINEROS Y CAMPESINOS UNIDOS DEL NOROESTE (PCUN) (OR)
FUNDACION SALVADORENA DE LA FLORIDA
GUATEMALAN UNITY INFORMATION CENTER (FL)
IMMOKALEE MULTICULTURAL MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC. (FL)
MUJER (FL)
CENTRO ROMERO (IL)
CONGUATE (IL)
CENTRO SAN MARTIN DEPORRES (MS)
Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas (NJ)
MEXICAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY
CENTRO HISPANO CUZCATLAN (NY)
CENTRO INDEPENDIENTE DE TRABAJADORES AGRICOLOS (CITA) - (NY)
CENTRO SALVADORENO, INC. (NY)
HIGH COUNTY AMIGOS INC. (NC)
VENEZUELAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF OKLAHOMA
CASA OF OREGON
J”VENES INMIGRANTES POR UN FUTURO MEJOR (TX)
UMOS (WI)
IVAN KOHAR PARRA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LATINO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER (WI)
LATIN AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER (DE)
LATIN AMERICAN YOUTH CENTER (DC)
CENTRO CAMPESINO (FL)
CARLOS ROSARIO INT'L CAREER CENTER AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
CENTRO PRESENTE (MA)
CASA OF MARYLAND
CENTRO DE LA COMUNIDAD, INC (MD)
MIGRANT AND REFUGEE CULTURAL SUPPORT, INC. (MIRECS) (MD)
MASSACHUSETTS FARM BUREAU
CENTRO DE SALUD FAMILIAR LA FE (TX)

KOREAN AMERICAN RESOURCE & CULTURAL CENTER (KRCC), CHICAGO
NATIONAL KOREAN AMERICAN SERVICE & EDUCATION CONSORTIUM (NAKASEC)
YKASEC - EMPOWERING THE KOREAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY (NY)
KOREAN RESOURCE CENTER, LOS ANGELES

IRISH IMMIGRATION CENTER (MA)

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE (AAI)

SALVADORAN AMERICAN NATIONAL NETWORK
POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS

CENTER FOR PAN ASIAN COMMUNITY SERVICES (GA)
ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY SERVICE ASSOCIATION, INC

Growers associations:
AGRICULTURE COALITION FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYERS
NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE
AMERICAN NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
UNITED EGG PRODUCERS
NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION
UNITED FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
U.S. APPLE ASSOCIATION
U.S. CUSTOM HARVESTERS, INC.
WESTERN GROWERS ASSOCIATION
WESTERN RANGE ASSOCIATION
WESTERN UNITED DAIRYMEN
AMERICAN HORSE COUNCIL
AGRICULTURAL AFFILIATES
NATIONAL POTATO COUNCIL
NEW ENGLAND APPLE COUNCIL
NATIONAL CHICKEN COUNCIL
NATIONAL MILK PRODUCERS FEDERATION
SOUTH EAST DAIRY FARMERS ASSOCIATION
NORTH EAST DAIRY PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHWEST HORTICULTURAL COUNCIL
WINEAMERICA, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN WINERIES
WINEGRAPE GROWERS OF AMERICA
AMERICAN MUSHROOM INSTITUTE
AMERICAN FROZEN FOOD INSTITUTE
GULF CITRUS GROWERS ASSOCIATION
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FLORISTS
PERENNIAL PLANT ASSOCIATION
SOUTHERN NURSERY ASSOCIATION
ALABAMA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
ARIZONA NURSERY ASSOCIATION
ARKANSAS GREEN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
ALLIED GRAPE GROWERS (CA)
ALMOND HULLERS AND PROCESSORS (CA)
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF NURSERIES AND GARDEN CENTERS
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF WINEGRAPE GROWERS
CALIFORNIA APPLE COMMISSION
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF WINEGRAPE GROWERS
CALIFORNIA FLORAL COUNCIL
CALIFORNIA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
CALIFORNIA GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION
CALIFORNIA GRAPE & TREE FRUIT LEAGUE
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR RURAL STUDIES
CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION, INC
CALIFORNIA SEED ASSOCIATION
CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY COMMISSION
CALIFORNIA WOMEN FOR AGRICULTURE
IMPERIAL VALLEY VEGETABLE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NURSERY GROWERS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Raisin Bargaining Association (CA)
VENTURA COUNTY (CA) AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION
VENTURA COUNTY (CA) FARM BUREAU
NISEI FARMERS LEAGUE (CA)
COLORADO NURSERY ASSOCIATION
COLORADO SUGAR BEET GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHERN COLORADO ONION ASSOCIATION
CONNECTICUT FARM BUREAU
CONNECTICUT NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
DELAWARE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
FLORIDA CITRUS PACKERS, INC.
FLORIDA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
FLORIDA FRUIT AND VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
FLORIDA NURSERYMEN & GROWERS ASSOCIATION
FLORIDA STRAWBERRY GROWERS ASSOCIATION
INDIAN RIVER CITRUS LEAGUE (FL)
WESTERN CAROLINAS HORTICULTURAL ALLIANCE
TURFGRASS PRODUCERS INTERNATIONAL
PACIFIC EGG AND POULTRY ASSOCIATION
SUGAR CANE GROWERS CO-OP OF FLORIDA
GEORGIA GREEN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
IDAHO FARM BUREAU
IDAHO FOOD PRODUCERS
IDAHO GRAIN PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
IDAHO GROWER SHIPPERS ASSOCIATION
IDAHO NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
POTATO GROWERS OF IDAHO
SNAKE RIVER FARMERS ASSOCIATION (ID/MT)
ILLINOIS LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
ILLINOIS NURSERYMENS' ASSOCIATION
INDIANA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
KANSAS FARM BUREAU
KANSAS NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
KENTUCKY NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MAINE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MARYLAND NURSERY& LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MASSACHUSETTS NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MISSOURI NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MONTANA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NEBRASKA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NEVADA LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY
NEW JERSEY NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
EMPIRE STATE COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS (NY)
NEW YORK FARM BUREAU
NEW YORK STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
NEW YORK STATE APPLE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK STATE CHERRY GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK STATE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK STATE VEGETABLE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF NURSERYMEN
NORTH CAROLINA FARM BUREAU
NORTH CAROLINA LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NORTHERN OHIO GROWERS ASSOCIATION
OHIO FARM BUREAU FEDERATION, INC.
OHIO FRUIT GROWERS SOCIETY
OHIO LANDSCAPERS ASSOCIATION
OHIO NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
OHIO VEGETABLE & POTATO GROWERS ASSOCIATION
OKLAHOMA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
HOOD RIVER GROWER-SHIPPER ASSOCIATION (OR)
OREGON ASSOCIATION OF NURSERIES
OREGON FARM BUREAU
PENNSYLVANIA FARM BUREAU
PENNSYLVANIA LANDSCAPE & NURSERY ASSOCIATION
SOUTH CAROLINA GREENHOUSE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
SOUTH CAROLINA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE TREE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
RIO GRANDE VALLEY SUGAR GROWERS, INC. (TX)
TEXAS AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE COUNCIL
TEXAS NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
TEXAS POULTRY FEDERATION
TEXAS EGG COUNCIL
TEXAS BROILER COUNCIL
TEXAS POULTRY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
TEXAS PRODUCE ASSOCIATION
TEXAS SEED TRADE ASSOCIATION
TEXAS STATE FLORIST'S ASSOCIATION
TEXAS TURKEY FEDERATION
TEXAS VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
TURFGRASS PRODUCERS OF TEXAS
UTAH FARM BUREAU
UTAH NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
VIRGINIA GREEN INDUSTRY COUNCIL
VIRGINIA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON GROWERS CLEARING HOUSE ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON GROWERS LEAGUE
WASHINGTON POTATO & ONION ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON STATE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON SUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARMING NETWORK
COMMERCIAL FLOWER GROWERS OF WISCONSIN
GROUNDS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN
NORTHERN CHRISTMAS TREE GROWERS & NURSERY (WI)
WISCONSIN LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
WISCONSIN LANDSCAPE FEDERATION
WISCONSIN NURSERY ASSOCIATION
WISCONSIN SOD PRODUCERS
OFA - AN ASSOCIATION OF FLORICULTURE PROFESSIONALS
FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL
IOWA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU
MICHIGAN NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MINNESOTA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NEW JERSEY FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
RHODE ISLAND NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSN, INC.
TENNESSEE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION

Lawyers:
AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (AILA)
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW PROJECT
HISPANIC LAWYER'S ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
LAW OFFICE OF SHIRLEY SADJADI (IL)
LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS W. WORRELL, CHTD. (IL)
NEBRASKA APPLESEED CENTER FOR LAW IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
OREGON LAW CENTER
MIGRANT LEGAL ACTION PROGRAM (DC)
LEGAL AID SERVICE OF BROWARD COUNTY, INC. (FL)
MIGRANT FARMWORKER JUSTICE PROJECT, FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES, INC.
MICHIGAN MIGRANT LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
FARMWORKER LEGAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
ADVOCATES FOR BASIC LEGAL EQUALITY (OH)
NATIONAL LEGAL AID & DEFENDER ASSOCIATION (NLADA)
NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEGAL CONSORTIUM (NAPALC)
CALIFORNIA RURAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION (CRLAF)

Religious:
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
MARIN INTERFAITH TASK FORCE FOR THE AMERICAS
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS (NY) [The Wine Company?]
NATIONAL FARM WORKER MINISTRY

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA
GENERAL BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY, THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER CHURCH (MN)
IMMACULATE CONCEPCION CHURCH (NC)
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST JUSTICE AND WITNESS MINISTRIES (OH)
VIRGINIA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF CHURCHES (WA)
WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, USA
CATHOLIC MIGRANT FARMWORKER NETWORK
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF SANTA ROSA (CA)
CATHOLIC CHARITIES, SAN DIEGO
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ORLANDO, INC.
FLORIDA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE
IMMIGRATION OUTREACH OFFICE, CATHOLIC CHARITIES/ ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBUQUE
CATHOLIC CHARITIES ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS
OFFICE OF HISPANIC MINISTRY, CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF JACKSON (MS)
RICH SMITH, PASTOR OF ST. ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH, PAULDING, MS
THE SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE OF THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI (MS)
DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY IN ST. LOUIS (MO)
COMMISSION ON PEACE AND JUSTICE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ALBANY, NY
PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE, ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER, NY
RURAL AND MIGRANT MINISTRY (NY)
OFFICE OF HISPANIC MINISTRY, CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND
CATHOLIC HISPANIC MINISTRY, DIOCESE OF KNOXVILLE (TN)
CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF RICHMOND

EPISCOPAL FARMWORKER MINISTRY (NC)
LATIN AMERICAN ACTION TEAM, GIDDINGS-LOVEJOY PRESBYTERY (MO)
EN CAMINO, MIGRANT AND IMMIGRANT OUTREACH, DIOCESE OF TOLEDO

OUR LADY OF VICTORY MISSIONARY SISTERS (CA)
SISTERS OF LORETTO (CO)
SISTERS OF THE HUMILITY OF MARY - INDIAN RIVER (FL)
SISTERS OF CHARITY (IA)
MISSION EFFECTIVENESS, SCHOOL SISTERS OF NOTRE DAME, ST. LOUIS
Sisters of the Humility of Mary - Villa Maria, Pennsylvania - (Sister Ruth Mary Powers)

FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF ST. BARBARA PROVINCE (CA)
HOLLABAUGH BROTHERS, INC. (BIGLERVILLE, PA)
OREGON FARM WORKER MINISTRY
MID-SOUTH INTERFAITH NETWORK FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE (TN)
LUTHERAN PUBLIC POLICY OFFICE OF WASHINGTON STATE
MIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICES DIOCESE OF TRENTON

State (?) organizations:
IDAHO COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS
ILLINOIS COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS
ILLINOIS MIGRANT COUNCIL
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY'S BILINGUAL BICULTURAL EDUCATION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
STATE HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA
FEINSTEIN CENTER FOR CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION SERVICES (RI)
HISPANIC COMMITTEE OF VIRGINIA
VIRGINIA JUSTICE CENTER FOR FARM AND IMMIGRANT WORKERS
WASHINGTON STATE COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF INTL. STUDENT SERVICES, UNIV. OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE

Unions:
AFL - CIO
UNITED FARM WORKERS (UFW)
UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION (UFCW)
SERVICES EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU)
FARM LABOR ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, AFL-CIO (FLOC)
LABOR COUNCIL FOR LATIN AMERICAN ADVANCEMENT (LCLAA)
CULINARY WORKERS UNION, LOCAL 226 - NEVADA
UNION OF NEEDLETRADES, INDUSTRIAL AND TEXTILE EMPLOYEES (UNITE)
UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION (UFCW) LOCAL 1442 (CA)
EL PASO CENTRAL LABOR UNION
COALITION OF FLORIDA FARMWORKER ORGANIZATIONS
SOUTH CENTRAL FEDERATION OF LABOR, AFL-CIO (WI)

Other/Uncategorized:
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ELECTED AND APPOINTED LATINO OFFICIALS (NALEO)
AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE (AJA)
TOGETHER IN AMERICA
JEWISH COMMUNITY ACTION (MN)

FARMWORKER JUSTICE FUND (FJF)
ASSOCIATION OF FARMWORKER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS (AFOP)
ESSENTIAL WORKER IMMIGRATION COALITION
A. DUDA & SONS
AL FRENCH, FORMER USDA DIRECTOR OF AG LABOR RELATIONS
NATIONAL IMMIGRATION FORUM
CAMPAIGN FOR LABOR RIGHTS
NATIONAL MIGRANT AND SEASONAL HEAD START ASSOCIATION
FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN
GULF HARVESTING, INC.
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL RIGHTS (LCCR)
MOARK LLC
MAFO
NORTHEAST FARM CREDIT REGIONAL COUNCIL
PAN AMERICAN RECRUITING
NORTHWOODS AGRI WOMEN
TELAMON CORPORATION
Housing Assistance Council
AMANECER (AZ)
CENTRAL AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER (CA)
COALITION FOR HUMANE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS OF LOS ANGELES (CHIRLA)
LOS ANGELES COALITION TO END HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS
ESTES VALLEY MULTICULTURAL CONNECTIONS (CO)
BIG CYPRESS HOUSING CORPORATION (FL)
CARIBBEAN IMMIGRANT SERVICES INC. (FL)
EVERGLADES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.
EVERGLADES HAMMOCK, INCORPORATED
FAIR FOOD AMERICA (FL)
FARMWORKER ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA, INC
FARMWORKERS SELF-HELP (FL)
THE FELLSMERE COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (FL)
FLORIDA IMMIGRANT ADVOCACY CENTER
FLORIDA IMPACT
LITTLE MANATEE HOUSING CORPORATION (FL)
PINELLAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE (FL)
REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT ASSOCIATION (FL)
RETAIL SYSTEMS CONSULTING (FL)
SARASOTA/MANATEE FARMWORKER SUPPORTERS
UNITE FOR DIGNITY, INC. (FL)
GEORGIA RURAL URBAN SUMMIT
IDAHO COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK
IDAHO MIGRANT COUNCIL
CHICAGO JOBS WITH JUSTICE
DISCIPLES JUSTICE ACTION NETWORK (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) (IL)
HEARTLAND ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN NEEDS & HUMAN RIGHTS (IL)
IMMIGRATION PROJECT (IL)
THE MIDWEST IMMIGRANT & HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER (IL)
PROJECT IRENE (IL)
THE RESURRECTION PROJECT IN CHICAGO
CENTRAL INDIANA JOBS WITH JUSTICE
IMMIGRANT RIGHTS NETWORK OF IOWA AND NEBRASKA
IOWA PROJECT
MASSACHUSETTS IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE ADVOCACY COALITION
MISSISSIPPI IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ALLIANCE (MIRA!)
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION SERVICE. ST.LOUIS (MO)
NEW JERSEY IMMIGRATION POLICY NETWORK, INC.
RURAL HOUSING INCORPORTED (NM)
CABRINI IMMIGRANT SERVICES (NY)
CAYUGA MARKETING, LLC (NY)
NEW YORK ASSOCIATION FOR NEW AMERICANS
WORKPLACE PROJECT (NY)
NORTH CAROLINA JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
STUDENT ACTION WITH FARMWORKERS (NC)
TRIANGLE FRIENDS OF THE UNITED FARMWORKERS (NC)
VITALINK (NC)
IMMIGRANT WORKER PROJECT (OH)
FARMWORKER HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (OR)
NORTHWEST WORKERS' JUSTICE PROJECT (OR)
Friends of Farmworkers (PA)
PENNSYLVANIA IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP COALITION
TENNESSEE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS COALITION
EQUAL JUSTICE CENTER (TX)
HOUSTON COMMUNITY SERVICES
MIGRANT CLINICIANS NETWORK, INC (TX)
HAMPTON ROADS COALITION FOR WORKERS' JUSTICE
MARSING AGRICULTURAL LABOR SPONSOR COMMITTEE (WA)