Ted Robbins http://kut.org en The Fruits Of Free Trade: How NAFTA Revamped The American Diet http://kut.org/post/fruits-free-trade-how-nafta-revamped-american-diet Walk through the produce section of your supermarket and you'll see things you'd never have seen years ago — like fresh raspberries or green beans in the dead of winter.<p>Much of that produce comes from Mexico, and it's the result of the North American Free Trade Agreement — NAFTA — which took effect 20 years ago this month.<p>In the years since, NAFTA radically changed the way we get our fruits and vegetables. For starters, the volume of produce from Mexico to the U.S. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:14:19 +0000 Ted Robbins 9507 at http://kut.org Young Illegal Immigrants Seek Work Permits http://kut.org/post/young-illegal-immigrants-seek-work-permits It's been more than a month since the government began accepting requests for its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Obama administration's policy for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Hundreds of thousands of people are eligible for the program. So far, only 82,000 have applied.<p>Carlos Martinez is one of the 29 people who have actually gotten deferrals. It means that he won't be deported, and that he can get a work permit. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:48:41 +0000 Ted Robbins 5176 at http://kut.org Young Illegal Immigrants Seek Work Permits Controversial Ariz. Sheriff's Tactics Go On Trial http://kut.org/post/controversial-arizona-sheriffs-tactics-go-trial The self-proclaimed "Toughest Sheriff in America" is facing one of his toughest tests. A trial begins Thursday morning in Phoenix accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of violating the civil rights of Latino citizens and legal U.S. residents. The class-action civil suit says the sheriff went over the line in his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.<p>For years, Arpaio's deputies have run what he calls "crime-suppression sweeps." One-, two- or three-day operations in which deputies fan out across neighborhoods in the Phoenix area. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:54:24 +0000 Ted Robbins 4718 at http://kut.org Controversial Ariz. Sheriff's Tactics Go On Trial