TAG: immigration

Editor’s Note: It’s time

July 3, 2018By

I can vividly recall sitting next to Bob Dolibois, retired executive vice president of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (now AmericanHort), on a bus ride at an industry event in May 2007, days after the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 was introduced in the Senate. This bill—which was viewed as a compromise between both parties, thanks to its... read more

ICE arrests 100-plus at Ohio greenhouse, landscape company

June 6, 2018By

More than 100 workers were arrested June 5 when about 200 federal officers raided two Corso’s Flower & Garden Center locations in Sandusky and Castalia, Ohio, The Associated Press reports. It was one of the largest workplace immigration raids in recent years. Corso’s is a family-owned company founded in 1941 with a greenhouse, flower shop, garden center, landscape department and... read more

Government Affairs: What impact will the Trump presidency have on the landscape industry

November 10, 2016By

Despite the predictions of pollsters and pundits to the contrary, Donald Trump engineered a stunning upset of Hillary Clinton in this week’s presidential election. Not only did Trump win the presidency, but the Republicans held their majorities in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. This gives Trump the possibility of having his legislative agenda passed through Congress by... read more

Ep. 119: Keeping employees safe and legal

February 26, 2015By

Ron Mondello, a foreign national criminal defense lawyer in New Jersey, discusses how landscape business owners and Hispanic workers can protect themselves in 2015. He also explains changes in and enforcement of immigration law, as well as a concept called “crimmigration.” read more

Government Affairs: The next move on immigration reform

December 2, 2014By

On Nov. 20, President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions that would defer deportation for an estimated 4.5 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the U.S. The executive actions had been anticipated since last spring, but the Obama administration postponed taking action to give Congress the opportunity to act on comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The Senate passed a... read more

Government Affairs: Immigration reform at a standstill

October 6, 2014By

For some months now, the Obama administration has been threatening to use presidential executive powers to fix the broken immigration system in the face of congressional inaction. In frustration over the lack of action by the House on immigration reform issues, in early May President Barack Obama ordered Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review steps that the administration could... read more