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Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.
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Minnesota. Farmers support a bill in the state legislature to allow unauthorized foreigners to get driver's licenses. Dairy farmer Tom Sedgeman from Sauk Center generates $2 billion in revenue from 400 cows and seven employees, all of whom provided work-authorization papers when hired that Sedgeman did not check with E-Verify. Sedgeman says he pays dairy employees $15 an hour, but cannot attract local workers.
Texas. Since 2005, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs has been responsible for inspecting migrant farm worker housing. However, the state spent only $2,500 to inspect farm worker housing in 2015, while Michigan spent $1.1 million.