The number of H-2A visa workers have increased, but they still make up 9 percent of the U.S. agriculture workforce.

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November 06, 2018

Farmers Are Seeking More Temporary H-2A Workers, And Keeping Them Longer

Across the country, farmers have voiced concerns over what they say is a growing labor shortage. That’s why an increasing number are turning to the federal H-2A visa program, which allows farmers to bring in workers temporarily from foreign countries.


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October 02, 2018

Applying To College When Your Immigration Status Is In Limbo; Flu Season; Lincoln’s Alleged Hat

On The 21st: Many high school students are working on their college applications. But for those whose immigration status is in limbo, how much harder is that process? Plus, years ago the Lincoln Foundation spent millions of dollars on a hat said to belong to the former President. But now there are doubts about whether that hat really was Lincoln’s. But first, we speak with the experts about staying healthy this flu season. 


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August 24, 2018

Hindu Festival To Kick Off Immigrant ‘Welcoming Week’

The Freedom Festival will bring the vibrant colors, food and traditions of South Asia to Champaign this weekend. The festival will kick off Welcoming Week, an initiative of the University YMCA’s New American Welcome Center, which works to help new immigrants flourish in the Champaign-Urbana area.


University of Illinois Press

July 02, 2018

‘Reflections Of An Undocumented Immigrant’; The ‘Old Slave House’; Joffrey Ballet

On this encore edition of the 21st: Our conversation with Jose Angel N., author of 'Illegal: Reflections Of An Undocumented Immigrant.' Plus, the story of a house in southern Illinois whose owner kidnapped free black men and women -- and sold them back into slavery in Kentucky. And, we revisit our interview about the Joffrey Ballet's 8th Annual 'Winning Works' competition.


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