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Cuba’s Resilience Through Economic Crisis Prepared It for COVID Health Crisis 16.5.2020
Cuba serves as a point of reference for what is possible -- critical even -- for our collective ...
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Op-Ed: My immigrant parents lost their jobs, but the CARES Act won't help mixed-status families like mine 3.5.2020 LA Times: Health

My immigrant parents lost their jobs because of COVID-19. The CARES Act won't help because they're in the U.S. illegally. At 22, I was the breadwinner.

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Nevada is a land of diversity and reinvention. Will it reshape the presidential race? 22.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

In rapidly urbanizing Nevada, the Democratic caucuses will be the first test of a truly diverse electorate in the presidential nominating contests.

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Who'll wait tables and build houses? Britain's new immigration plan triggers outcry 20.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Plan to keep out 'low-skilled' migrants triggers outcry in Britain.

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Opinion: How a bipartisan bill in Congress could save farms like mine 25.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Senate needs to follow the House's lead and pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which would help farms like mine survive.

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Who should I vote for? General election 2019 policy guide 13.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Compare where the parties stand on key issues, from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment.
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We Must Raise Labor Standards for Care Workers to Win a Low-Carbon Economy 27.10.2019
National Domestic Workers Alliance members demonstrate in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Organizing and raising standards for care workers needs to be central to bringing labor and climate together.
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Denver City Council District 1 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 1 race features Praj Kulkarni, Victoria R. Aguilar, Sabrina D'Agosta, David Sabados, Mike Somma, Amanda Sandoval and Scott Alan Durrah.
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Immigrant farm laborers deserve more than just 'guest worker' protections 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: There is an urgent need for immigration reform to address the situation in agricultural communities, but I disagree with some of the points made by American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.

We should respect the valuable role of farmworkers and ensure that they enjoy...

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Quinceañera dress shops, a staple of Santa Ana, are leaving a changing downtown 10.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Minerva Alvarez learned to cut fabric as a middle-schooler in her native Cuernavaca, Mexico. She began making simple dresses in class and soon elevated to creating elaborate quinceañera designs.

“It’s the style I enjoyed the most. It was the prettiest, with much more detail, with much more love,”...

Wage Theft Escalates After Hurricane Harvey 25.8.2018
Texas failed to implement the most basic defenses against wage theft after Hurricane Harvey.

The post Wage Theft Escalates After Hurricane Harvey appeared first on Truthout.

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Building a Rapid-Response Network to Defend Immigrant Workers 19.8.2018
As the Trump administration cracks down on undocumented immigrants, it’s urgent for worker centers and unions to organize to defend immigrant members. In Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley Workers Center has created a rapid-response network it calls “Sanctuary in the Streets” (SiS). The worker center, founded in 2014, organizes restaurant workers and farmworkers in the … Continued

The post Building a Rapid-Response Network to Defend Immigrant Workers appeared first on Truthout.

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Trump Welcomes Immigrants, but Only if They Can Be Exploited 31.7.2018
Trump and the GOP's idea of putting "American jobs first," is to add a million guest workers to the labor market.

The post Trump Welcomes Immigrants, but Only if They Can Be Exploited appeared first on Truthout.

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Defending Undocumented Nannies, House Cleaners and Caregivers 19.7.2018
For immigrant families targeted by Trump, the trauma is real and long-lasting.

The post Defending Undocumented Nannies, House Cleaners and Caregivers appeared first on Truthout.

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Trump has been silent on rule that employers verify that workers are legal 23.5.2018 Washington Post
E-Verify, a federal program for checking workplace eligibility, is effective and popular. But the president and the GOP have gone quiet about taking it nationwide amid a labor shortage.
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Raids and tariffs? We'll take our lumps, say California farmers 21.4.2018 LA Times: Business
Hit by immigration raids and tariffs on their products, farmers in California could be regretting their support of Trump for president. They're not. They'll take one for the team, even if it means losing labor and profit, because they can't stand the regulations that they associate with Democrats.
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Brooklyn's Sunset Park, built and rebuilt by immigrants, sees change once again 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Down at the water’s edge in southwestern Brooklyn, in a refurbished industrial building, lines spilled out the doorways of eateries peddling $7 avocado toast and $12 pulled pork sandwiches.

On this cold winter’s day, families lunched at tables inside faux-Native American tents set up in an outdoor...

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Creating a labor shortage by deporting immigrant farmworkers makes no sense 4.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Who will work the fields in California when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has rounded up all the immigrant laborers? (“ICE arrests farmworkers, sparking fears in the Central Valley over immigrants and the economy,” March 31)

Why, all those American citizens the Mexicans...

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As gentrification closes in, immigrants in Lincoln Heights find their American dream slipping away 3.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Fidela Villasano’s entire world was upending.

In August, her landlord sold the tiny clapboard bungalow where she had lived for 55 years, and the new owner notified her that he wanted her out in the next few months.

Like so many in Lincoln Heights, this tiny, rawboned 89-year-old woman had lived...

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In the Central Valley, ICE arrests of farmworkers who weren't immigration targets have raised anxiety 31.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary
The arrest of dozens of farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley who were not planned targets of ICE and often had no criminal records sows confusion in the fields.
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