farmworkers

Victor Calderón

With the winter agriculture season under way, farmworkers employed throughout the region gathered at the Dia Del Campesino, or Day of the Farmworker, fair in the early hours of Saturday morning in San Luis.

Stephanie Sanchez

The Arizona Interagency Farmworkers Coalition Conference wrapped up Thursday with a farm tour for participants.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has more.

The pedestrian lane at the San Luis Port of Entry will be expanded.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Arizona Farmworkers React To Donald Trump's Deportation Plan

Nov 18, 2016

President elect Donald Trump said he plans to deport millions of undocumented people immediately after taking office.

This pledge, combined with months of divisive campaign rhetoric hit a nerve for some American farm workers.  Often derided as illegal workers, here in Yuma County many cross the border legally to work American fields every day

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez caught up with some of them to get their reaction to Trump’s words and his election win.

Amanda Solliday

San Luis-Affordable farmworker housing is in high demand in Yuma County, where up to 50,000 seasonal workers are employed annually.

While there are some federal programs to help workers obtain housing, the onus is on employers to provide housing to some of their seasonal employees.  Specifically, those doing work that American workers take a pass on.