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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
anti-immigrant militias detain immigrants
Now that President Donald Trump has retreated on his intention to imminently close the border with Mexico, and is “giving” the neighboring country a year to stop not only the flow of migrants but also narcotics, to the United States, it is worth reflecting on the economic-migratory reality of... Continue »
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... Continue »
Working Families United, the AFL-CIO and 30+ Nat’l Labor Institutions Send Letter to Congress to Pass Permanent Protections, Put TPS Holders and Dreamers on Path to Citizenship Today Working Families United, the AFL-CIO, and more than 30 national unions and labor institutions sent a letter to Congress expressing their broad support... Continue »
victorina and sandra are undocumented workers who worked at bedminster for trump
‘There are millions of us here without papers, and the country depends on us. knows that because his businesses depend on us and he knows how hard I worked.” – Victorina Morales, who worked Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey for five years while she was... Continue »
Victorina Morales: “As an undocumented worker, I cleaned Trump’s golf club. Now, I’m a voice for all immigrants.” As the President preps his “national emergency declaration,” the Trump-led private caravan of undocumented workers, who the Trump Organization employed and in some cases recruited from Central America, is continuing to... Continue »