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.

A new report released today probes into the federal H-2A agricultural guest worker program designed to provide farmers and harvesters with a legal workforce, and discovers that the program has grown rife with abuse and is sorely lacking in legal protections for these guest workers.

Frank Sharry: “Ordering white, black, Latino and Asian workers to risk their lives so he can gain politically and his business friends can earn profits captures the essence of his corrupt and cruel presidency.”   Last week’s immigration proclamation underscored the Trump administration’s fusion of plutocracy and nativism. Trump’s new executive order forcing workers back… Continue »

The tale of two governors captures where we are in America as we confront the coronavirus crisis.  From day one, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has been assertive, bold, and successful in saving tens of thousands of lives. Yesterday, he kept at it, announcing a $125 million public-private fund to support undocumented immigrants in the state.… Continue »

More and more observers are recognizing the essential role that farmworkers play in keeping food on America’s tables and the essential role that immigrants play in the farmworker workforce and agricultural industry. Yet as this recognition grows, the Trump administration is disconcertingly seeking to slash wages for farmworkers and keep them out of the ongoing… Continue »

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 »

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 »