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Channel 5 News | June 19, 2013
Immigrant Activist Gets Boost from Vt Delegation

Burlington Free Press | June 19, 2013
Immigrant Activist Gets Boost from Vermont Delegation

Boston Globe | June 19, 2013
Immigrant Activist Gets Boost from Vermont Delegation

Vermont Digger | June 11, 2013
Movement Launched to Halt Deportation of Vermont Migrant Worker Who Fought for Drivers Privilege

Times Argus | June 11, 2013
Supporters rally to block Vt. activist’s deportation

Burlington Free Press | June 10, 2013
Supporters Rally to Block Deportation of Vermont Activist

Channel 5 News | June 10, 2013
Supporters Rally to Block Removal of Vermont Activist

Fox 44 | June 10, 2013
Supporters Rally to Block Removal of Vermont Activist

Channel 5 News | June 19, 2013
Immigrant Activist Gets Boost from Vt Delegation

Burlington Free Press | June 19, 2013
Immigrant Activist Gets Boost from Vermont Delegation

Boston Globe | June 19, 2013
Immigrant Activist Gets Boost from Vermont Delegation

New England Cable News | June 10, 2013
Supporters Rally to Block Removal of Vermont Activist

Vermont Biz |June 6, 2013
New Law Offers Migrant Farm Workers in Vermont the Privilege to Drive

Burlington Free Press | June 5, 2013
Leader in Immigrant License Push Faces Deportation

Channel 5 News | June 5, 2013
Leader in Immigrant License Push Faces Deportation

NBC News | June 5, 2013
Leader in Immigrant License Push Faces Deportation

Seven Days | June 5, 2013
With Promise of Drivers Licenses Migrant Farmworkers Hope for the Best

VPR| April 25, 2013
Farmers Raise Last Minute Concerns Over Migrant Driver's ID Bill

VTdigger.org| April 6, 2013
With 27-2 vote, Senate backs bill allowing undocumented migrant workers to drive in Vermont

Boston.com| April 5, 2013
Vermont Senate advances immigrant license bill.

WCAX| April 5, 2013
Vermont Senate advances immigrant license bill.

WPTZ| April 5, 2013
Vermont Senate advances immigrant license bill.

North Country Public Radio| April 5, 2013
VT State considers drivers lisences for migrant workers

VPR| April 5, 2013
VT State advances immigrant license bill

My SanAntonio| April 5, 2013
Vermont State advances immigrant license bill

Times Argus| March 30, 2013
Senate Panel advances driver’s licenses for undocumented farmworkers

Burlington Free Press| March 30, 2013
Senate Panel advances driver’s licenses for undocumented farmworkers

Media Mobilizing Project| March 29, 2013
Vermont could become the third state to approve driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

WPTZ News Channel Five| March 14, 2013
Senate panel to OK drivers licenses for undocumented workers: Farm group confirms some Vt. migrants now suffer exploitation

WPTZ News Channel Five| March 14, 2013
Senate panel to OK drivers licenses for undocumented workers: Farm group confirms some Vt. migrants now suffer exploitation

Migrant Justice on Youtube| March 14, 2013
Vermont Cannot Wait- Migrant Justice Day of Action

NBCLatino- Adrian Carrasquillo| Feb. 2, 2013
Senate hearing on immigration reform touches on human cost of the debate

United Church of Christ-Emily Mullins | Feb. 12, 2013
Vermont UCC reaches out to migrant dairy farm workers

Burlington Free Press| Jan. 18, 2013
A voice for Vermont's migrant workers: Natalia Fajardo works to educate people about their rights and their potential

VPR | Jan. 18, 2013
Health Board Considers Cost Of Care For Migrant Farm Workers

Seven Days| Dec. 26, 2012
Migrant Justice is Poised for a Big Victory in 2013...

Rutland Herald | Dec. 15, 2012
VT. Legislative Panel Ponders Immigrant Licenses

Dream Act News | Dec. 14, 2012
Immigrant Farm WOrkers Should Get Drivers’ Licenses

VT Digger | Dec. 13, 2012
Migrant Worker Driver’s Licenses Recommended by Study Group

Fox 44 | Dec. 13, 2012
Migrant Worker Groups Applaud Shumlin’s License Stance

VPR News | Dec. 13, 2012
Panel Says Immigrant Farmworks Should Get Drivers’ Licenses

Boston.com | Dec. 13, 2012
VT. Legislative Panel Ponders Immigrant Licenses

VT Digger | Dec. 6, 2012
Migrant Justice Awarded $20,000 to Launch New Internship Program

Basement Medicine | Dec. 16, 2012
Migrant Justice Brings Home the Reality of Vermont’s Hidden Workers

The Mountain Times | Oct 25, 2012
Faith Based Organizations Take Up Immigrant Rights as a Moral Issue

Channel 3 News | Oct 23, 2012
VT Faith Group Adds Voice to Immigrant Discussion

Vermont Today |Oct 23, 2012
Religious Coalition Backs Migrant Rights

Burlington Free Press| Oct 4, 2012
Vermont Committee Considers Migrant Farmworker Licenses

Channel 3 News |Oct 4, 2012
VT Committee Considers Migrant Farmworker License

Channel 5 News| Oct 4, 2012
VT Considers State ID’s for Undocumented Immigrants

VT Digger | Oct 4, 2012
Few Obstacles Seen to Allowing Migrant Workers to Have Drivers Licenses

VPR | Oct 3, 2012
Migrant Farmworkers Make Pitch for Drivers License

University Communications| Sept 12, 2012
Research Sheds Light on Lack of Health Care for Migrant Workers

Vermont Today| Aug 14, 2012
Committee Considers Alternative ID’s for Migrant Workers

Environmental and Food Justice | Aug 12, 2012
Vermont Not a Workers Paradise: Wage Slavery in Dairy Farms Leads to Protests

Channel 3 News | Aug 8, 2012
Should Undocumented Workers Get VT Drivers Licences

Seven Days | May 30, 2012
Mexican Evolution

Vermont Public Radio | May 24, 2012
State Says Secure Communities Won’t Change Bias Free Policy

Boston Globe| May 23, 2012
Vermont Now Part of US Secure Communities Program

VTDigger.org| May 23, 2012
Feds Say There is No Opting Out of Secure Communities Policing

NECN.com| May 22, 2012
Vt. Now Part of Feds’ “Secure Communities” Program

Boston.com | May 22, 2012
Vermont Now Part of Feds Secure Communities Program

Burlington Free Press | May 22, 2012
Vermont Now Part of Feds’ Secure Communities Program

NECN.com | May 21, 2012
Divisive Secure Communities Measure Rolls Out in VT Tuesday

Burlington Free Press | May 13, 2012
Personal Issues Flared Before Vermont Legislature in 2012 Session

YouTube | April 23, 2012
Migrant Justice Recognized on Vermont State House Chamber

Labor Notes | May 1, 2012
Vermont Poised to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Farm Workers

Toward Freedom| May 1, 2012
Photo Essay: Thousands Rally in Vermont Capital for International Workers Day

Znet| April 28, 2012
Driving Towards Justice: Vermont Poised to Issue State ID and Driver’s Licenses to Migrant Farm Workers

Burlington Free Press| April 23, 2012
Vermont Farms Have a Labor Crisis

Burlington Free Press | Apr. 04, 2012
Lawmakers recommend more study on driver's licenses for migrant farm workers

Truthout | Apr. 01, 2012
Driving Toward Justice: Vermont Migrant Rights Campaign Wins Licenses

WPTZ News Channel 5 | March 26th, 2012
Migrant Workers Find Support in VT Senators

Toward Freedom | March 23, 2012
Driving Towards Justice: Vermont Poised to Issue State ID and Driver’s Licenses to Migrant Farm Workers

Vermont Public Radio | Mar. 20, 2012
Vermont Considering Drivers’ Licenses for Migrant Workers

VPR News | March 15, 2012
Shumlin Supports Driver's License Program for Farm Workers

VT Digger | March 7, 2012
Testimony helps shape migrant ID bill

Vermont Daily Briefing | Mar. 5, 2012
At Long Last Senate Agriculture Represents: S.238 Would Finally Bring Migrant Dairy Workers Fully into the VT Community

Vermont This Week | February 24, 2012
Migrant Workers Seek State-Issued ID (16:20)

VT Digger | February 24, 2012
Margolis: Proposed ID card for undocumented migrants skirts federal law

Fox News 44 | February 23, 2012
VT lawmakers discuss giving I.D.'s to migrant workers

WPTZ News Channel 5 | February 23, 2012
Immigrant farm workers push for guest worker Ids

VPR News | February 23, 2012
Newscast

VPR News | Febrary 23, 2012
Farmworkers ask lawmakers for state identification

Deseret News | Feb. 2, 2012
Vt. Legislature Considers IDs for Farm Workers

VT Digger | Jan. 13, 2012
From the Editor: A Press Release Pulled

Wall St. Journal | Dec. 11, 2011
State, local policies emerge on immigration

Business Week | Dec. 11, 2011
State, local policies emerge on immigration

Christian Science Monitor | Dec. 11, 2011
State, local policies emerge on immigration

Boston Globe | Dec. 11, 2011
State, local policies emerge on immigration

Burlington Free Press | Dec. 3, 2011
Human Rights Commision Defends Discrimination Findings

Colorlines News for Action | November 23, 2011
Food justice wins we can be thankful for this year

VPR| Nov 10, 2011
New 'Bias-Free' Immigration Policy Presents Challenges

VT Digger| Nov 7, 2011
Mexican Organizers Say Immigration Problems Don't Stop at the Border

MASS LIVE | Nov 5, 2011
VT Bans Police From Asking About Immigration Status

WNEM, Michigan | Nov 5, 2011
VT Enforces New Immigration Policy

VT Digger | Nov 5, 2011
State Police Can No Longer Ask About Immigration Status

VT THIS WEEK PBS | Nov 4, 2011
State Police Profliing of Farmworker Leader Leads to Farmworker Mobilizing and Governor Clarifying Position on State's Farmworkers'

VT Public Radio | Nov 4, 2011
Interview with VTMFSP's Natalia Fajardo on New Bias-Free Policing Policy

Seven Days VT | Nov 4, 2011
Shumlin Announces New Immigration Enforcement Policy

WPTZ | Nov 4, 2011
Shumlin Announces new Bias-Free Policing Policy

NECN | Nov 4, 2011
VT Amends Policy for Suspected Undocumented

WCAX | Nov 4, 2011
New Bias-Free-Policing Policy for State Police

KTVU, California | Nov 4, 2011
New Bias-Free-Policing Policy for State Police

Brattleboro Reformer | Nov 5, 2011
VT Amends Policy on Undocumented

Seven Days VT | Nov 4, 2011
VT Dairy Farmer Handcuffed and Workers Deported After 911 Call

Middlebury College News | October 20, 2011
Migrant Worker Explains Struggle

Burlington Free Press | October 17, 2011
Farmworkers and Governor Discuss Immigration Issues

Boston Globe | October 17, 2011
VT Farmworkers Say they Had a Good Meeting with Governor

The Republic, Columbus Indiana| October 17, 2011
VT Farmworkers Say they Had a Good Meeting with Governor

Rutland Herald | October 17, 2011
Migrant Workers Continue to Lobby Governor

WCAX | October 17, 2011
Farmworkers Say they Had a Good Meeting with Governor

CCTV Live at 5:25 | September 27, 2011
Host Nick Carter speaks with Danilo Lopez, farmworker volunteer and part of the Vermont Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project (Justicia Migrante)

Burlington Free Press | September 23, 2011
Burlington Free Press Editorial: Must Ask Questions on Immigrant Detention

VT THIS WEEK PBS | September 16, 2011
State Police Profliing of Farmworker Leader Leads to Community Mobilizing and Governor Clarifying Position on State's Farmworkers'

WPTZ News Channel 5 | September 15, 2011
VT Governor Wants Police directive on Migrant Workers: Shumlin Says State Policy Is To 'Look The Other Way'

WPTZ News Channel 5 TV | September 14, 2011
Migrant workers Supporters Decry VT Traffic Stop

WCAX News Channel 3 TV | September 14, 2011
Did VT Police Target Migrant Farmworkers

Fox 44 News | September 13, 2011
Two Farmworkers Detained by State Police

WCAX News Channel 3 | September 13, 2011
Migrant farm worker arrest prompts internal police investigation

Seven Days VT | September 13, 2011
Migrant farm worker Leader Detained; 3 arrested; Gov. Shumlin orders Investigation

Burlington Free Press | September 13, 2011
Shumlin Orders Probe on Traffic Stop Involving Migrant Workers

Boston Globe| September 13, 2011
VT Advocates Protest Mexican Farm Worker Arrest

Houston Chronicle | September 4, 2011
Mexican farm workers in Vermont fear federal program

Burlington Free Press | September 4, 2011
Mexican farm workers in Vermont fear federal program

CCTV | August 26, 2011
Traven Leyson's show on Healthcare and Migrant Justice

VT This Week on PBS | August 19, 2011
Farm Workers Petition Gov. Shumlin to Stop (in)Secure Communities (fast forward to 17:30 for story)

VT News Channel 5 | August 18, 2011
VT Migrant Workers Decry Immigration Crack Down: Gov. Shumlin Asked to Intervene

Seven Days Blurt| August 19, 2011
Migrant Workers to Shumlin: Denounce Immigration Enforcement Program

Seven Days | July 20, 2011
Migrant Workers Lobby Governor to Speak Out Against Federal Immigration Program

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Shadow Labor: Migrant Workers on Vermont Dairy Farms

Color Lines | June, 2011
Vermont Breaks Ground in Health Coverage for Migrant Workers

North Country Public Radio | May 20, 2011
Bikes break down migrant worker barriers

VT Public Radio | May 3, 2011
Activists Want Farmworkers Covered in Health Care System

VT Public Radio | May 2, 2011
Coverage for Migrant Farmworkers Sticking Point for Health Care Coverage

VT Digger | May 2, 2011
Activists Decry Exclusion of Undocumented Workers

Addison Independent| January, 2011
Promoting Bias-Free Policing in Vermont

Addison Independent| November, 29 2010
Dairy laborers who sought back pay find work in county

Charlotte Citizen| November, 24 2010
Complaint Filed Against Mack Farm

Vermont Public Radio VT Edition| November, 19 2010
Migrant Worker Files Complaint For Unpaid Wages

Green Mountain Daily| November 18, 2010
VT Farm Workers End 3 Day Strike in Frustration. Workers denounce Mack Farm and file $4,494.00 back wage claim.

Vermont Public Radio VT Edition| July 13, 2010
Film Explores Death Of Migrant Worker On VT Farm

Burlington Free Press| July 1, 2010
'Silenced Voices': Documentary explores death of migrant worker on Vermont farm

North Country Public Radio| July 1, 2010
'Mexican farmworker doc debuts in Burlington

Seven Days| June 30, 2010
VT Documentary Follows Dead Dairy Worker Home--to Mexico

VT Digger | June 28, 2010
Tragedy spurs a movement: Grassroots group forges connection between Mexico, Vermont

Rutland Herald and Times Argus| June 26, 2010
VT film documents hardships of migrant farmworkers

WDEV Equal Time Radio| May 25, 2010
Solidarity with Arizona Against SB1070

St. Albans Messenger| April 15, 2010
Son of migrant worker lends 'voices' to cause: Enosburg H.S. junior translates for new Web site sticky icon

Vermont Public Radio | January 15th
Body Of Farmworker Returned To Mexico

Times-Argus | January 9th
After Migrant Worker's Farm Death, Advocates Hope to Bring Changes

VTDigger.org | January 9th
Santiz Cruz will be buried Monday in Chiapas

Green Mountain Daily | January 8th
Vermonters Build International Solidarity with Migrant Farm Worker Community

The Atlantic On-Line | Jan 4th
Describes the 'real price of milk' in their coverage of José Obeth Santiz Cruz and the VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project

Video by CCTV of Candle Light Vigil held on December 23, 2009 to honor the hard work, sacrifice and tragic death of migrant farm worker José Obeth Santiz Cruz and to call upon Vermonters to commit themselves to work for real immigration reform that recognizes and respects the basic needs, dignity and human rights of all immigrants.
http://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/vigil-mexican-farm-worker-oveth-sa...

Article on front page of local section in Burlington Free Press about the Candle Light Vigil.
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20091224/NEWS02/91223035/Burl...

Article in Green Mountain Daily on "Invisible Life and Death" of José Obeth Santiz Cruz
http://www.greenmountaindaily.com/diary/5654/vermonters-grieve-invisible...

Vermont Workers' Center promotes vigil and hosts new José Obeth Santiz Cruz Memorial Fund in solidarity with the VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project.
http://www.workerscenter.org/node/195

Fox 44 News story about the candle light vigil.
http://www.fox44now.com/global/story.asp?S=11725396

WCAX News story about the candle light vigil.
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=11725164

ABC News coverage about new José Obeth Santiz Cruz Memorial Fund
http://www.abc22.com/Global/story.asp?S=11729854

VT Digger feature article on José Obeth Santiz Cruz and immigration.
http://vtdigger.org/2009/12/27/young-mans-accidental-death-on-a-vermont-...

St. Albans Messenger front page article on José Obeth Santiz Cruz memorial fund and the root causes of migration with interview of VT Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project
http://www.samessenger.com/NewsView.asp?ID=5743

Fox 44 News story on the José Obeth Santiz Cruz Memorial Fund
http://www.fox44now.com/Global/story.asp?S=11729854