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ICYMI: “Chicken plants lured them. Feds jailed them. How Mississippi’s immigration crisis unfolded”

Employers Break the Law; Workers Pay the Price. In a heart-wrenching story from Mississippi, a joint investigative piece between the (Jackson, MS) Clarion Ledger and USA Today recounts the backstory behind the recent massive immigration raids in Mississippi, telling how thousands of undocumented immigrants found a home in Mississippi’s poultry industry, only to be targeted … Continue reading »

Why Do Exploitative Employers Like Trump and the Mississippi Plant Operators Get Off Scot-free While Immigrant Workers Have Their Families and Lives Ripped Apart?

Latest WaPo Story Continues to Reveal Depths of Trump’s Hypocrisy In the aftermath of the Mississippi family separation raids, a key question emerges: why is ICE arresting the immigrant workers and ripping their families apart but doing nothing to hold their employers accountable? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that as an … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Launches Ad Campaign While Trump Rallies On Hypocrisy and Failing Immigration Policies

“Trump doesn’t hate immigrants when he’s making money off of them.” In a new series of radio and digital ad campaigns running in Florida, America’s Voice sheds light on Trump’s hypocrisy as he kicks off his 2020 campaign by rallying behind the fear mongering and failing policies that are causing chaos at our borders, deaths … Continue reading »

‘Trump Tariffs Solve Nothing, Make Problems Worse’ And Other Tweets

Donald Trump announced yesterday, by tweet, that a 5% tariff on Mexican imports would be his latest move in attempting to stop central American refugees from coming to the U.S.-Mexico border. Experts pointed out that trade wars are not good for business, that the U.S. (especially Texas) is one of Mexico’s largest trading partners, that … Continue reading »

Hypocrisy or the good economy, two poles that will be put to the test in 2020

By Maribel Hastings and David Torres It is common for presidents to be re-elected to a second term if the economy is on their side. In recent history only Republican George H.W. Bush in 1992, Democrat Jimmy Carter in 1980, and Republican Gerald Ford in 1976 have become one-term presidents. Economic factors played an important … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Do Immigrants Pay Taxes?

The basic answer: yes. Immigrants, including those without documentation, pay billions of dollars in taxes to federal, state and local governments every year. Immigrants paid $405.4 billion in taxes in 2017, including an estimated $27.2 billion in taxes paid by undocumented immigrants. Immigrants have always been, and continue to be vital, to the United States … Continue reading »

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 »

Tax Season Highlights How TPS Holders Contribute to U.S. Economy

Increases Urgency For Congress to Pass the Dream and Promise Act, Preventing the Forced Deportations of TPS Holders and Dreamers With tax season upon us, Steph Solis at Mass Live reports that Massachusetts Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders are making enormous contributions to our economy and growing our nation’s tax base. To that end, the … Continue reading »

The Hill: Unions Unite to Urge Congress for Permanent Action for Dreamers, TPS & DED Holders

Rafael Bernal at The Hill reports that earlier today, more than 30 labor unions united in a letter addressed to members of Congress urging them to enact a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. More specifically, the labor voices highlight the important roles that Dreamers and … Continue reading »