The Center for Urban Economic Development, National Employment Law Project, and UCLA Institutute for Research on Labor and Employment, released a study titled "Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers that explored the treatment of approximately 4,500 workers in three of America's biggest cities - New York, LA, and Chicago. It cites a... Continue »
A new report cataloging the pervasive mistreatment of American workers at the lowest rungs of the economic ladder bolsters the case for stronger labor law enforcement and comprehensive immigration reform. The study from the Center for Urban Economic Development, National Employment Law Project, and U.C.L.A. Institute for Research on... Continue »
Immigration Policy Center just released a new report by Senior Researcher Walter Ewing that injects "a healthy dose of economic realism" into the debate over how the government should handle the 12 million undocumented immigrants in the country. According to Ewing, our current economic situation needs immigration reform that... Continue »
An important new study has cast an appalling light on a place where workplace laws fail to protect workers, where wages and tips are routinely stolen, where having to work sick, injured or off the clock is the price of having a job. The place is the United States, all... Continue »
So apparently, the US government has been spending its time -- and our money -- to send American citizens...on free trips to Mexico? In April, our government admitted that it wrongly deported a North Carolina native, Mark Lyttle, who speaks no Spanish and is mentally ill -- a fact of... Continue »
Stories like this one make me proud to be American (but not in a creepy way). They make me want to keep fighting for an America that lives up to its ideals that anyone can do anything, if they put their mind to it and work hard enough. Continue »
As Pennsylvania grapples with a budget deficit brought on by the current recession, state and local policy makers would do well to keep in mind that immigrant communities are a potent force for economic recovery. Continue »
Yesterday's New York Times blasts the Obama administration for being too slow to implement real, comprehensive immigration reform, and too quick to extend Bush-era immigration policies that have led to widespread abuse. It mentions local protests bubbling up across the country that are part of a nation-wide call to... Continue »
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is holding a hearing today on employment verification issues - the latest in a series of hearings examining different facets of the broken immigration system. Senator Schumer, the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, recently wrote... Continue »