Frank Sharry: “In a society striving to extend equality to one and all…it is detestable that we deny freedom, justice and equality to the 11 million undocumented immigrants who live and contribute here. Executive Director of America’s Voice Frank Sharry pens an op-ed in Medium that lifts up the indispensable workforce of undocumented immigrants and… Continue »

Leading Voices Condemn Trump Meat Processing Executive Order Are Trump and the Republican Party more concerned about corporate profits than worker safety? Look no further than the dramatic developments in the supply chain that brings meat to American tables. Yesterday, we highlighted how Trump’s new executive order is forcing meat processing workers back to their… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here Earlier today, rural faith leaders and organizers gathered on a press call to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on rural communities across North Carolina and Georgia. In these rural communities the meatpacking and agriculture industries dominate the local economies and ensure the security of the… Continue »

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 »

A recording of the call is available here Earlier today, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) gathered on a press call with DACA and TPS immigrant workers who are fighting the corona virus on the front lines to highlight the urgent need to protect Dreamers and TPS holders, extend their… Continue »

At the same time that farm workers are proving themselves indispensable, the Trump administration is seeking to slash the hourly pay of farm workers by $2 to $5 per hour. Wall Street Journal story by Michelle Hackman and Jesse Newman, “White House Seeks to Reduce Pay for Farmworkers:” The Trump administration is taking steps to… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here   Earlier today, experts and activists gathered on a call to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on frontline workers critical to the food supply chain. The closing of Smithfield’s pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has put a spotlight on the dangers facing workers in… Continue »

Meanwhile, Enforcement Continues Despite Public Health Concerns Much of the country has been asked and, in some cases, ordered to stay home and many government agencies, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. consulates abroad, have greatly curtailed their services due to Covid-19. As a result, U.S. employers are encountering difficulties ensuring continued… 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 »

20,700 Texans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet Texas’s two Republican Senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, have done nothing to help… Continue »