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Trump's promise to ramp up deportations spreads fear — among California businesses 23.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The news that President Trump ordered an aggressive crackdown on 11 million undocumented people sent a chill through immigrant communities. California businesses that employ lots of immigrants are shivering too.

Two memos released by Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly on Tuesday directed...

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What the U.S. really needs is a wall to keep immigrants in 21.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump keeps reiterating his pledge to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico. He and his supporters have in mind a barrier that will keep Mexican immigrants out of the country. They should be thinking instead of a wall that will keep them in.

Since 2008, more Mexicans...

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What happened when these restaurants lost their immigrant workers for real 18.2.2017 Washington Post
The employees of a popular Mexican restaurant in Buffalo and its sister establishments didn’t need to imagine a “day without immigrants.” Last October, it was forced on them.
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'Day Without Immigrants' protest closes restaurants across the U.S. 17.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation's capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down.

Immigrants around...

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'Day Without Immigrants' protest closes restaurants, shops in Utah and nationwide 17.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston to Salt Lake City, Ogden and Midvale shut down. Immigrants around the U.S. stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate how important they are to America’s economy and way of life, and many businesses closed in solidarity, in a n...
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'Day Without Immigrants' protest closes many US restaurants 17.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Philadelphia • The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in the nation’s capital and New York closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks and taco joints in places like Chicago and Boston shut down. Immigrants around the U.S. stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate how important they are to America’s economy and its way of life, and many businesses closed in solidarity, in a nationwide protest called A Day Without Immigrants. The boyco...
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The Daily 202: What killed Andrew Puzder’s nomination to be labor secretary 16.2.2017 Washington Post: Politics
A revealing window into the Senate GOP’s priorities
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The Daily 202: DNC chair candidates say Clinton lost because she talked too much about Trump 13.2.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Yet they cannot help themselves from doing the same thing
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Nordstrom denies pro-immigration e-mail is linked to dropping Ivanka Trump's brand 9.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The day-by-day chronicling of the state of the Ivanka Trump brand continued Tuesday with an addendum from Nordstrom, which dropped the brand for fall. And this morning an HSN executive struck down online reports that HSN has axed the brand, by stating “HSN has never sold Ivanka Trump products.”

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The politics and economics behind the most controversial Super Bowl ad 7.2.2017 LA Times: Business

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the controversial Super Bowl TV advertisement that showed an immigrant family encountering a border wall is that the company behind it denies it was about immigration at all.

But that company, 84 Lumber, and its customers have a strong interest in how the...

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The theory that explains the anger of our political moment 6.2.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Why Obamacare is gaining in popularity, why people are marching in the streets, even why Trump won the presidency can all be explained by one thing -- relative deprivation.
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The Daily 202: More companies back away from Donald Trump under pressure from customers 3.2.2017 Washington Post: Politics
But are the boycotts going too far?
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Fighting for Workers' Rights Under Hostile Labor Laws: Insights From the Deep South 2.2.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Labor unions have become too institutionalized and unwilling to take collective action in solidarity with a broader, multiracial, multigender, multinational struggle for human rights, says Teamsters organizer Ben Speight. It's possible to fight for workers under a hostile right-to-work regime -- but to do so, unions need to build broad solidarity and get more militant. Ben Speight rallies with members of Teamster Local 728 against the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Atlanta in October 2015. (Photo: Fred Nye) It can be easy to despair, to feel like trends toward inequality are impossible to stop, to give in to fear over increased racist, sexist and xenophobic violence. But around the country, people are doing the hard work of fighting back and coming together to plan for what comes next. In this ongoing "Interviews for Resistance" series, we introduce you to some of them. Today's interview is the ninth in the series.  Click here for the most recent interview before this one . As Republicans introduce ...
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Latino ad agency Orcí navigates 'a rejection of multiculturalism' 26.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When the U.S. government wanted to encourage millions of undocumented immigrants to step out of the shadows and become citizens, it turned to a start-up advertising firm in Los Angeles to create the campaign. The year was 1986.

Since then, the family-owned Orcí Agency has ridden the wave of huge...

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What Trump Can and Can't Do to Immigrants 23.1.2017 Truthout - All Articles
While the government officials developing and enforcing US immigration policy changed on January 20, the economic system in which they make that policy did not. As fear sweeps through immigrant communities in the United States, understanding that system helps us anticipate what a Trump administration can and can't do in regard to immigrants, and what immigrants themselves can do about it. Activists display signs at an immigration reform rally in Portland, Oregon, on March 4, 2006. (Photo: Sam Grover ) Where do you turn for news and analysis you can rely on? If the answer is Truthout, then please support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation! "People make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past." -- Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, 1852 While the government officials developing and enforcing U.S. immigration policy changed ...
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Will Trump's Tough Talk On Immigration Cause A Labor Shortage? 21.1.2017 NPR News
In California, agriculture depends on immigrant labor. As Trump takes office, those involved in the state's huge farming industry are wondering how his hard-line stance will affect them.
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"I left my tacos on the table and took off running.' Immigrants remember the workplace raids of the 1980s 14.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Sara Saravia arrived in the United States in 1981 and quickly got a piece of advice: watch out for the men in uniforms. If they catch you, Saravia was told, you’ll find yourself back in El Salvador.  

One afternoon, she sat in a restaurant when three men walked in. They wore uniforms. Saravia bolted. 

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No unauthorized immigrants? Manufacturing, hospitality workforces would struggle 14.1.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Abigail Alvarado has spent most of her 5½ years in the U.S. on assembly lines preparing the frozen pizzas and packaged sandwiches shoppers find in their grocery stores. Until recently, the 26-year-old hadn't feared being sent back to her native Veracruz, Mexico. But the incoming Trump ...
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What Is a Country For? Fighting for the Good Life in Trumplandia 10.1.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Orange County, California, April 28, 2016. (Photo: Ken Shin / Flickr ) Many of the folks I know are getting ready to play serious defense in 2017, and they're not wrong. Before we take up our three-point stance on the national line of scrimmage, however, maybe we should ask ourselves not only what we're fighting against, but what we're fighting for. What kind of United States of America do we actually want? Maybe, in fact, we could start by asking: What is a country for? What should a country do? Why do people establish countries in the first place? Playing Defense There is, without question, much that will need defending over the next four years, so much that people fought and died for in the twentieth century, so much that is threatened by the ascendancy of Donald Trump, the white nationalist right, and the Republican Party. The twentieth century saw the introduction of many significant laws, regulations, and -- yes -- entitlements: benefits to which we have a right by ...
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Mexico and Mr Trump: What will happen to trade ties? 5.1.2017 BBC: Business
Caroline Bayley reports on the impact the Nafta trade deal has had in Mexico, and what its potential demise under US President-elect Trump would mean for the country.
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