Need for Guest Worker Program Recurring Theme at Committee Hearing

first_img Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 6, 2013 Home Indiana Agriculture News Need for Guest Worker Program Recurring Theme at Committee Hearing Facebook Twitter Need for Guest Worker Program Recurring Theme at Committee Hearing SHARE Immigration was the topic of news conferences, meetings at the White House and a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday. While Tuesday’s hearing was focused on border security, the history of immigration law and the issue of allowing highly educated people to enter or remain in the country – Chairman Bob Goodlatte mentioned agriculture in his opening statement. According to Goodlatte – U.S. laws erect unnecessary hurdles for farmers who put food on America’s tables. He said our agriculture guest worker program is simply unworkable and needs to be reformed. CNN reports a guest worker program is on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s mind as well. He said any plan on reforming the system must include increased border security and a guest worker program before any discussion can take place on a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the country. Farmers are also on the mind of Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren – who said we need to reform our employment visa system so tech companies, farmers and other businesses have access to needed workers.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Previous articleIndiana Ethanol Plant Sale ApprovedNext articleCattlemen Make Progress Toward Beef Sustainability Gary Truittlast_img read more

Explanation demanded for closure of Basque newspaper

first_img SpainEurope – Central Asia February 20, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Explanation demanded for closure of Basque newspaper RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive to go further Follow the news on Spain Reporters Without Borders protested against the closure today of the Basque-language daily Euskaldunon Egunkaria and the arrest of 10 of its journalists and contributors on suspicion of “belonging to or working with the ETA terrorist organisation.””The necessary and legitimate fight against terrorism must respect the principle of press freedom, which is at the core of any democracy,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Spanish justice minister José-Maria Michavila.”It is hardly the moment to close a newspaper when the courts have not yet ruled on the charges against its arrested journalists. We ask you to explain your decision, which seems hasty in the absence of clear evidence to back up what they are accused of.”A national judge ordered the arrest of the paper’s senior staff, including publisher Martxelo Otamendi, and members of its board in Lezo, Bilbao, Andoain, Vitoria and Pamplona. Some branch offices were raided and material seized and those in Andoain, Pamplona and Bilbao were placed under seals.The Basque separatist daily Egin and the radio station Egin-Irratia were temporarily closed in July 1998 on the orders of Judge Baltasar Garzon as part of a crackdown on ETA funding sources. RSF_en News Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU SpainEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso News News Help by sharing this information December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Two straight days of no new cases locally

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 581 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today.  A total of 29,274 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 195,738  tests have been reported to ISDH at a 15% positive rate and 38 new deaths were reported for a total of 1,716Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, no new cases or deaths were reported for two straight days.  Decatur County has a total of 220 positive cases and 31 deaths, Franklin County has 106 positive cases and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has 108 positive cases and 6 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health.last_img