Burlington, VT, Apr 09, 2012 — The dairy industry in Northern New York and Vermont relies heavily on migrant labor. A lot of the farm workers are undocumented. That causes problems when the workers have to do simple tasks that involve driving, like going to the grocery store or visiting the doctor. But Vermont legislators are discussing a bill that may change that. Sarah Harris reports. Go to full article
Massena, NY, Feb 14, 2012 — A St. Lawrence County community is being reminded, again, of an 80 year-old rumor many people would rather forget.
A new novel re-imagines what happened when a little girl went missing overnight in Massena. It's based on a true story from 1928. The town's small Jewish community was accused of kidnapping her for a ritual murder.
Julie Grant set out to find out what really happened. She found that after 80 years, it's not easy to parse the truth from rumors and memories.
But she did find that people from cultures around the world brought together in America's "melting pot" were easily pulled apart in a time of crisis. Go to full article
Dec 01, 2011 — Here in the North Country and across much of Upstate New York, population growth and economic development have been anemic for decades. But just north of the border, Canadian communities like Kingston are working aggressively to attract foreign immigrants willing to bring new energy and new skills.
As part of a partnership with WBEZ public radio in Chicago, Brian Mann has been traveling in Ontario, looking at the different strategies that Canada has used to boost prosperity. Today he reports from the city of Vaughan, just north of Toronto, where immigrants are seen as the key to the future. Go to full article
Dexter, NY, Jun 24, 2011 — The problem of high labour turnover on dairy farms was highlighted in late March when John Barney of Smithville was arrested for hiring Latinos who came here without... Go to full article
Washington, DC, May 18, 2011 — Sen.Chuck Schumer says Homeland Security will begin tapping into Canadian military radar later this year to detect low-flying aircraft used to smuggle drugs from Canada into... Go to full article
Washington, DC, May 11, 2011 — Yesterday, President Obama took his pitch to overall the nation's immigration laws to the Mexican border. In El Paso, Obama said he's exceeded Republican demands for... Go to full article
Adams, NY, Mar 31, 2011 — Federal agents raided a Jefferson County dairy farm yesterday and arrested the farmer, a week after one of his Hispanic employees died in an apparent accident. 47 year-old... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Oct 21, 2010 — Ruben Garcia is a human rights advocate who lives on the U.S.-Mexico border. For more than 30 years, he has run Annunciation House, an emergency shelter for migrants and the... Go to full article