Tag: ICE

Facing Deportation for Showing Up to Work

June 21, 2017

This weekend, instead of celebrating Father’s Day with their children and family, beloved fathers and longtime U.S. residents Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nunez spent the special day in a detention center near Oakland, California. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has held Hugo and Rodrigo in immigration custody since May 3. That morning, their employer sent them… Read More»

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Worksite and Community Raids – Resource Hub

April 25, 2017

As the Trump administration aggressively ramps up deportations, community advocates are coming together to protect their immigrant co-workers, friends, and neighbors. More worksite raids are expected as part of Trump’s overreaching immigration enforcement efforts. Union organizers, labor and human rights advocates, and grassroots activists need to be equipped with best… Read More»

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ICE Raids in Buffalo Punish Exploited Employees

October 26, 2016

Last week, federal agents raided four popular Mexican restaurants in Buffalo, NY. In this latest example of how our country’s immigration enforcement strategies run counter to the enforcement of our nation’s labor and employment laws, 25 employees were arrested and at least seven of them are now facing deportation, all… Read More»

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Post-Debate Fact Check: Exploitation of Immigrant Workers Is a Serious Problem

October 20, 2016

The third and final presidential debate yesterday was short on immigration but did touch on the important topic of exploitation and retaliation against undocumented workers. While the post-debate fact checkers quibble over what extent this occurred on one specific project, we know such retaliation exists and it is a problem.… Read More»

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These Whistleblowers Are Standing Up to Retaliation and Deportation Threats

November 6, 2015

Vicente, Pedro and their co-workers at Teriyaki House in Providence, Rhode Island, worked grueling shifts, often spending more than 72 hours per week in the restaurant’s kitchen. They say their boss only permitted them to take a single 15-minute meal break each day. And when payday rolled around, forget overtime,… Read More»

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Jobs With Justice Leader Arrested to Demand Worker Protections in Executive Action

August 28, 2014

After years of pressure on policymakers to fix the broken immigration system, families and communities finally have hope for some needed relief. President Obama has promised to use his executive authority to grant immigrants relief and to reform harmful enforcement procedures. However, the question remains whether it will go far… Read More»

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Triumph for Immigrant Rights and Civil Liberties in Oregon

In early April, a federal judge ruled that law enforcement in Clackamas County, Oregon, had violated the U.S. Constitution by enforcing the request from federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold an individual in jail without probable cause. Following the ruling, dozens of sheriff’s offices across the state announced… Read More»

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Protesting Unjust Deportations in Phoenix

October 17, 2013

This weekend Jobs with Justice leaders joined in the fight to address the deportation crisis that continues to put workers’ rights at risk. Alvaro Ramirez and Bliss Requa-Trautz of Western Massachusetts Jobs with Justice traveled to Phoenix to join with hundreds of day laborers and immigrant rights advocates for a… Read More»

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