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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: White House Meeting; ID Cards and Guest Workers; Ready to March

The Spanish-language press keeps its attention on the postponed meeting between President Barack Obama and Senators Charles Schumber (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to discuss the legislative prospects of an immigration reform bill. The meeting has been rescheduled for tomorrow.

Hypocrisy on Steroids: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Rejects American Workers, Prefers “Compliant” Foreign Workers Instead

As President Trump campaigned on Fox News about his ‘successes’ demonizing and terrorizing immigrants, and called for a reformed immigration system because “We need workers,” a new investigative article by Buzzfeed reporters Ken Bensinger, Jeremy Singer-Vine, and Jessica Garrison flagrantly displays Trump’s hypocrisy. Trump’s Mar-A-Lago property purposefully overlooked local workers to hire foreign workers, because … Continue reading »

As Trump Rails Against Immigrants, More Reminders That His Businesses Rely on and Exploit Undocumented Immigrant Workers

As the Trump White House seeks to reinstitute family separations and continues on their relentless effort to denigrate and dehumanize immigrants, we have new reminders that the president and his businesses are reliant on undocumented labor – he’s exploiting immigrants and profiting off immigrants’ industry and labor at the same time he depicts immigrants as … Continue reading »

The Trump Organization Hired Undocumented Workers, Exploited Them, then Fired Them. Here’s A Recap of What Happened.

‘There are millions of us here without papers, and the country depends on us. [Donald Trump] knows that because his businesses depend on us and he knows how hard I worked.” – Victorina Morales, who worked Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey for five years while she was undocumented. Support Victorina and other undocumented … Continue reading »

Mother Jones: “What the Democratic Party Can Learn from Nevada Casino Workers, Cooks, and Housekeepers”

In a new must-read story in Mother Jones, reporter Tim Murphy highlights the efforts and successes of the Culinary Workers Union in Nevada to mobilize the diverse voters found there. For those asking how best to mobilize Latino, Asian-American and other working class voters, studying what Culinary and their many partners do in Nevada seems like a … Continue reading »

ICYMI: With deportation looming, Haitian workers highlight their role in Florida’s tourism industry

Tallahassee, FL – A Marketplace piece highlights the critical roles Haitian workers play in Florida’s $111.7 billion hospitality industry. Florida is home to more than half of the Haitians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who now are facing deportation. The piece in its entirety can be accessed here, and follows below: Every morning, hundreds of uniformed workers file into the … Continue reading »