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Law professor tells producers to keep cool if ICE shows up

Thursday, April 27, 2017  
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An Oregon law professor says producers need to keep their cool, ask questions, take pictures and be prepared to help detained employees if agents from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency show up at an orchard, vineyard, dairy or other ag facility.

Susan Felstiner, who teaches at Lewis & Clark College in Southwest Portland, was part of a panel discussion at an Immigration Forum put on in late April by five Oregon producer groups. With immigration issues and labor shortages hot on producers’ minds and farmworkers fearful that they’ll get swept up in raids, Felstiner said it’s easy to get caught up in emotion. Click here to continue reading.

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