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News Round Up In-Brief

The Migration Policy Institute has compiled a list of the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2010.  Which topics made your list?

News from the US:

  • Fair trade is finally coming to the tomato fields of Florida, where a campaign organized by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has won a remarkable victory in a 15-year struggle for better pay and working conditions. The agreement guarantees a modest penny more per pound of tomatoes picked.

International News:

  • In Greece, a wave of violent attacks against immigrants by suspected right-wing extremists has communities and the police on alert. Immigrants have been beaten and stabbed, and several makeshift mosques have been burned and vandalized.
  • Ecuador has started program, Welcome Home, that offers an array of incentives to lure immigrants back to their home country by offering money to start businesses, one-way airplane tickets and a waiver on fees.
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