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Thursday, 23 September 2010 00:00
Response to a four week Accent Reduction Class offered by Edison State College in Ft. Myers this summer was so positive the school is going to offer the non-credit course again later this fall. The Hispanic professionals enrolled in the class say in tight job market perfecting their American English improves their prospects. WGCU’s Valerie Alker recently sat in on a class and has this report.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 09:09
Despite some legislators attempts, immigration reform won’t be on the agenda for this week’s special session of the Florida legislature. But passage of Arizona’s controversial immigration law has prompted mixed reaction from Florida lawmakers and political candidates. While some accuse the law of being discriminatory, others are pushing for a similar policy in Florida. WGCU’s John Davis reports.
Friday, 16 April 2010 08:52
Tuesday, 16 March 2010 09:03
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 10:21
An Immokalee man is in federal custody on charges related to the enslavement of a teenage Guatemalan girl smuggled into the U.S. in 2007. Francisco Domingo faces ten years in prison without parole and a 250 thousand dollar fine with more charges pending. The Guatemalan teen alleges Domingo forced her into field labor and sexual servitude. Domingo’s federal detention hearing took place Monday. WGCU’s John Davis spoke with News-Press reporter Amy Bennett Williams who’s been investigating the story since Domingo’s arrest last week.
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:59
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Friday, 22 January 2010 10:43
Children of migrant families seldom finish a school year on one campus – they have to go where the work is. Some change schools as their parents move around the country, take time out to work the fields or drop out of school altogether. At Immokalee High School there’s a new crop of students who want to break the mold and reach for something better. WGCU’s Luis Hernandez reports.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 07:45
Increased immigration enforcement and some high profile cases involving human trafficking are causing some growers in Florida to rethink how to get their crops harvested. An alternative to hiring farm laborers – who may or may not be properly documented – is the government’s H-2A temporary worker program. Some farm worker advocates criticize the program. Others say if it’s done right, everyone benefits. WGCU’s Valerie Alker has more.