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Health Board Considers Cost Of Care For Migrant Farm Workers
Friday, 01/18/13
By John Dillon
The board that oversees health care in Vermont is looking at health issues affecting the state's undocumented farm workers. The Legislature asked the Green Mountain Care Board to estimate how much it would cost to include the undocumented migrant workers in a universal coverage plan.
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Panel Says Immigrant Farmworkers Should Get Drivers' Licenses
Thursday, 12/13/12
By John Dillon
A special legislative panel supports granting Vermont drivers' licenses to undocumented immigrant farmworkers.
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Farm Pimp Sentenced To 10 Months In Prison
Wednesday, 10/17/12
The U.S. Border Patrol says a Honduran man is going to prison for 10 months after being convicted on charges he brought a prostitute to workers on dairy farms in Vermont and New York.
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Migrant Farmworkers Make Pitch For Drivers' Licenses
Wednesday, 10/03/12
By John Dillon
A special committee appointed by the Legislature has begun meeting about whether migrant farmworkers should be allowed to obtain drivers' licenses.
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State Says Secure Communities Won't Change Bias-Free Policy
Thursday, 05/24/12
By Ross Sneyd
The federal government has introduced its Secure Communities immigration enforcement policy in Vermont, despite the state's so-called bias-free policing policy.
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Secure Communities Program Comes To Vermont
Thursday, 05/24/12
By Jane Lindholm
This week Vermont became the latest state to have the federal government implement the Secure Communities program, raising questions and concerns about how it would affect law enforcement and immigrants in the state.
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Lawmakers Agree To Summer Study Of Migrant Worker Issue
Friday, 03/23/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont Senate has given its unanimous approval to legislation that creates a summer study to explore the pros and cons of allowing migrant workers to apply for a Vermont driver's license.
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Lawmakers Agree To Study Migrant Driver’s Licenses
Wednesday, 03/21/12
By Samantha Fields
The legislature has been studying a bill that would grant driver's licenses to migrant workers, regardless of their immigration status.
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Shumlin Supports Driver’s License Program For Farm Workers
Thursday, 03/15/12
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin supports a Senate bill that would allow undocumented migrant farm workers to get a Vermont driver's license. The governor says the workers are essential for the state's dairy industry and that they should be free to move around the community.
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Farmworkers Ask Lawmakers For State Identification
Thursday, 02/23/12
By John Dillon
Immigrant farmworkers are asking lawmakers for a form of state identification that they say will ease their isolation on the farm and help them qualify for state programs. Their ultimate goal is to be eligible for a Vermont driver's license.
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Vermont's Bias-Free Policing Policy
Wednesday, 11/09/11
By Jane Lindholm
The arrest of two migrant farmworkers during a routine traffic stop has effected a change in the state's bias-free policing policy, the Governor appointed an advisory panel to look at the state's investment in UVM and gold fever has struck in Central Vermont, again.  
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Advocates Protest Farm Worker Arrest
Tuesday, 09/13/11
By Neal Charnoff
Human rights activists say two Vermont migrant farmworkers who were passengers in a car that was stopped for speeding on Tuesday have been detained by police. Representatives of the Vermont Workers Center say the state trooper who pulled the car over had no cause to ask the men for their identification. 
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Farmworker Files Complaint For Unpaid Wages
Friday, 11/19/10
By John Dillon
A Mexican farmworker has filed a complaint against a Charlotte dairy farm for unpaid wages. The worker says she and two other employees are owed more than $4,000.
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"Silenced Voices"
Tuesday, 07/13/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
A new documentary produced by the Vermont Migrant Farmworkers Solidarity Project travels to a remote village in Chiapas to learn where many of Vermont's workers call home. Also, a look at a project that would bring electricity from Canada to New York City through underground cables in Lake Champlain.
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