“The DREAM Act would fix one of the clearest examples of America’s nonsensical immigration laws,” said Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. “For too long, high school valedictorians and college graduates have been unable to fully live up to their potential. Imagine growing up in the United States nearly your whole life, going to school, making it to college and living in constant fear of being arrested and deported to a country you hardly know.”

The report concludes that “Labor has left thousands of actual victims of wage theft who sought federal government assistance with nowhere to turn. Unfortunately, far too often the result is unscrupulous employers’ taking advantage of our country’s low-wage workers.” “Under the previous Administration, unscrupulous employers were given a long leash to break laws and undermine workers through lax enforcement,” said Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. “The Obama Administration and Congress are taking steps to undo the wrongs of the previous Administration, and place the Department of Labor’s priorities on protecting all workers.

“End the raids.” That’s the message from Cardinal George, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in USA Today. Folks, it just doesn’t get any simpler than that. You’ve probably heard the uproar – led by Lou Dobbs- over Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s recent statements at a church in her hometown. She called on Congress to end immigration raids that tear families apart, a process which she called “un-American.” Well, it turns out that Lou Dobbs was right…

25/03/09 a 10:41am Washington, DC – Un nuevo reporte de la Oficina de Responsabilidad Gubernamental (GAO) concluyó que durante la administración de George W. Bush, el Departamento del Trabajo no aplicó adecuadamente las leyes y reglas para proteger a los trabajadores más vulnerables.   El informe asegura que la división del Departamento del Trabajo encargada… Continue »

The Washington Post’s George Will has a great column on Police Chief Jack Harris, who argues that Washington’s failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform directly affects his ability to fight crime in Phoenix. ‘For now, the U.S. “has turned immigration policy over to Mexican thugs.” So, we have reached a point at which barbed wire, car batteries and acid become the business tools of kidnapper-torturer-extortionists.’