Carl Nielsen

Former Director, FDA's Import Inspection Programs

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Former Director of the FDA's Import Inspection Programs (1999-2005); co-founder of FDAimports.com

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A federal judge gave US employers--including farmers--a temporary reprieve yesterday, saying one immigration enforcement strategy might do irreparable harm to both business and labor.

Farm Labor, Immigration and Food Security

A federal judge gave US employers--including farmers--a temporary reprieve yesterday, saying one immigration enforcement strategy might do irreparable harm to both business and labor.

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