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Farmworkers Clash With Farm Lobby Amid Immigration Crackdown

  • Leading farmer lobbying group prefers to stay on sidelines
  • In contrast, farmworker groups attack over family separation
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Trump Orders Agencies to Reunite Separated Immigrant Families
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The outcry over the Trump administration’s approach to illegal immigration has served to highlight the widening partisan gulf between most American farmers and the largely foreign workforce they employ.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday addressing the practice of separating migrant families arriving at the U.S. border, which has been the subject of huge media attention. The Department of Health and Human Services originally said there were no plans to reunite the families, but the president has since directed HHS and the agencies for homeland security and justice to do so. Trump said the “zero-tolerance” policy toward undocumented immigrants continues.