Tag: immigration

To Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump, Immigrants Have No Rights

July 12, 2018

People working at a meat distribution warehouse in Brooklyn were tired of working for unsustainable pay without health insurance, paid holidays or overtime pay, so they decided to come together to improve their jobs. Their company immediately threatened and fired individuals for their support of a union, but they persisted in… Read More»

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Milk With Dignity Leader Takes Home 2018 Discount Foundation Legacy Award

May 29, 2018

Immigrant rights have been under vicious attack by the Trump administration. Many undocumented Americans worry every day about their status in this country, deportations and enforcement are on the rise, and countless individuals deal with daily exploitation and injustice at work. Despite the incredible gains made by farmworker unions like… Read More»

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Peeling Back the Many Layers of the Immigration Debate

February 1, 2018

If you feel challenged in trying to keep up with the present state of immigration affairs, you’re not alone. Staying up-to-date on President Trump’s frequent change of directions on immigration is taxing. Make no mistake — there’s a strategy to the chaos he peddles. Trump sows confusion to distract from… Read More»

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Trump’s Immigration Policies Are Just as Racist as His Rhetoric

January 12, 2018

There is mass outrage over Donald Trump’s racist comments bemoaning immigrants that come to America from Haiti and places throughout Africa, rather than a country like Norway. His immigration agenda is shaping up to be as racist as his rhetoric, and progressives need to double down on their efforts to… Read More»

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Tech CEO’s Hidden Immigration Agenda

September 21, 2017

In the weeks since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump Administration would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, many corporate executives, especially in the technology sector, have issued statements in defense of the nearly 800,000 young people who have been able to work or go to… 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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In Silicon Valley, Outsourcers Top the List of Companies Seeking High-Skill Guestworkers

May 17, 2016

The tech industry is synonymous with cutting-edge innovation, yet the industry’s employment practices are frequently backward. There’s the lack of diversity in hiring and the prevalence of contracted work arrangements that, while often invisible, contribute to the deepening inequality in its hometown of Silicon Valley. One of the tech industry’s… Read More»

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