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July 2014 Archives

The connection between immigration reform and peaches

Labor shortages on farms may be an important issue to those who are unsure of their views on immigration reform. Florida residents may find it helpful to note that many farmers have difficulty finding willing applicants to fill positions for harvesting, pruning and other tasks needed to maintain production. A South Carolina business, one of the largest producers of peaches in the nation, recently placed advertisements for 500 workers but received only 31 applications from U.S. citizens. The 5,000-acre farm employs approximately 500 seasonal workers from south of the border annually. This employment immigration is managed in connection with a federal guest worker program.

Examining the divide between immigrants and refugees in the U.S.

Florida residents may be interested in an article discussing the major differences between those who enter the country classified as immigrants versus those who are called refugees. These differences may have a large effect on how they are treated by the U.S. legal system.

July 4 citizenship ceremony

Those seeking citizenship may recognize the significance of an Independence Day ceremony to complete the process. This was the case for 102 individuals whose naturalization process concluded this past July 4 at the Mount Vernon estate of the first president, George Washington. In total, reports indicate that more than 9,000 individuals throughout the nation obtained citizenship during the preceding week in Florida and around the country. In many cases, ceremonies were held in historically significant locations.

Students ineligible for in-state tuition under parents' visas

A pair of siblings have encountered a serious roadblock to their educational goals in the state of Florida. At ages 20 and 18, the East Manatee students were preparing to begin their college studies at Valencia Community College with plans to transfer to the University of Central Florida. Under their parents' E-2 visas, they are eligible for in-state tuition if they can prove residency, but at age 21, they must transition to their own F-1 student visas. Under F-1 visas, the students become ineligible for in-state tuition.

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