Today the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees and International Law will hold a hearing on the government’s handling of immigration raids and criminalization of immigrant workers. Below is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice.
The news that Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) received contradictory information from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about coordination prior to the largest immigration worksite raid in American history raises a series of troubling questions.
Today, a nationwide alliance of organizations launched an unprecedented, nation-wide civic engagement movement called We Are America Alliance (WAAA).
Today, Iowa Faith leaders spoke during a telephone press conference on the recent abuse suffered by immigrant workers in the state at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville and in flood recovery efforts in Eastern Iowa.
An array of faith and labor leaders joined voices today at a telephonic press conference to call for a more sensible immigration policy in this country.
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…