A new online ad campaign by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and America’s Voice shines a light on the fact that the managers of the notorious Agriprocessors meatpacking plant have yet to be charged in conjunction with the largest immigration raid in U.S. history, despite a sickening record of worker abuse and exploitation.

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) delivered an important speech on the U.S. Senate floor yesterday, calling for reform to U.S. immigration policies and a renewed emphasis on protecting the constitutional rights of those improperly targeted by recent immigration raids.

Immigration Raids Must Not Prevent Enforcement of Labor Laws Washington, DC – Leading Members of Congress are demanding that the Administration answer key questions about the largest worksite immigration raid in U.S. history. Letters to the U.S. Department of Labor and other agencies from Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representatives Bruce Braley (D-IA), Phil Hare… Continue »

According to press reports the extreme, anti-immigration CNN commentator Lou Dobbs is contemplating a run for Governor of New Jersey next year. America’s Voice has launched a new website to tell the truth about Dobbs and pundits like him, who think they can stir-up waves of anti-immigrant hysteria and ride them all the way to the statehouse, the White House, or the Governor’s mansion.

On Thursday, the House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff. Congressional leaders should demand answers from Secretary Chertoff to the following questions…

Recent letters from leading labor and consumer advocacy groups call for a government inquiry into Agriprocessors, the Iowa meatpacking plant that was the site of the largest worksite immigration raid in U.S. history in mid-May.

Today’s hearing on persistent problems with providing basic medical care to immigration detainees raises questions about both the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) ability to handle its responsibilities and our nation’s overall approach to immigration policy. The hearing, held by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International… Continue »

Sharry: Labor Contractor’s Removal of Workers from Plant Due to Safety Concerns Underscores Need for Oversight, Accountability As the Des Moines Register reported on May 30th [below], Labor Ready, an Iowa labor contracting company, recently pulled its workers from the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant due to safety concerns. These workers were brought in to bolster the… Continue »