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Belle Glade

(Encyclopedia) Belle Glade, city (1990 pop. 16,177), Palm Beach co., SE Fla., near the southern tip of Lake Okeechobee; inc. 1928. Belle Glade is a trade and processing center for a truck farm,…

Highly Skilled Migrant Workers in the U.S.

Countries with the most H-1B visa recipients1CountryNumber of skilled workersIndia83,536U.K.32,134Canada24,077Mexico17,917France15,447China14,636Japan14,322Germany14,259Venezuela11,…

migrant labor

(Encyclopedia) migrant labor, term applied in the United States to laborers who travel from place to place harvesting crops that must be picked as soon as they ripen. Although migrant labor patterns…

Immigration

Timeline of Immigration Legislation in the U.S. Immigration Milestones U.S. Immigration Statistics Biographies of Notable U.S. Immigrants The Green Card Facts on Immigration…

Chávez, César Estrada

(Encyclopedia) Chávez, César Estrada s´sär strä´ä shä´vz, 1927–93, American agrarian labor leader, b. near Yuma, Ariz. A migrant worker, he became involved (1952) in the self-help Community…

Dorothea Lange Biography

Dorothea LangephotographerBorn: 1895 Dorothea Lange is renowned for her haunting photographs of migrant workers, farmers, and other who suffered through the Great Depression. Her pained “…