Fri May 24, 2013
Mexico's Tech Industry & The Influence Of Immigration On A Wisconsin Dairy Farm
The technology industry in Mexico is on the rise. A little-known provision in the massive Senate immigration bill singles out Canadian snowbirds to grant them longer stays. A fifth-generation Wisconsin dairy farmer hires most of his workers from Mexico. Finally, a group of San Diego students have created their own cooking show.
John Rosenow is a fifth-generation dairy farmer and times have changed since his Norwegian ancestors first began farming in Cochrane, Wisconsin.
Much of his workforce is now from Mexico, and Rosenow travels regularly to their village in southern Mexico to meet their families. The Fronteras Desk sent reporter Laurel Morales to Rosenow’s farm to check out this new bi-national dairy industry.
Let’s call it the snowbird provision. Buried in more than 800 pages of the immigration reform legislation under debate is a proposal that would allow Canadians to visit second homes in the U.S. for up to eight months a year. It’s one of two proposals in the bill aimed at boosting foreign retirements here. From the Fronteras Desk in Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports.
In the last decade Mexico’s tech industry has flourished, growing three times faster than the global average. Most of that growth is fueled by demand from the United States. But as Mónica Ortiz Uribe reports without certain reforms Mexico’s progress will only go so far.
Crawford High School in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood is one of the most diverse schools in the nation. Students families hail from Vietnam, Cambodia, Mexico and Somalia, among others. Just imagine how delicious a school-wide potluck might be.
One local university professor dreamed up a way to share some of that culinary richness, while capitalizing on America’s obsession with cooking shows. From our Fronteras Desk, Jill Replogle reports.