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Asian restaurants and Chicago employment agencies accused of exploiting Latino workers in Midwest

The story, produced in collaboration with the Chicago Sun-Times, explores the practices of Chicago labor agencies that provide Latino workers to Asian restaurants across the Midwest, including in Wisconsin, under what the Illinois attorney general charges are illegal and exploitative conditions.

Posted inEconomy, Money & Politics, State of Change: Water, Food And The Future Of Wisconsin

How undocumented immigrants became the backbone of dairies — and how to keep the milk flowing in America’s Dairyland

Farmers, experts say reliance on immigrant workers, many of them in the U.S. illegally, will continue unless dairies — and Congress — make significant changes.