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Immigrants form worker cooperatives amid gentrification in Santa Ana 24.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Under the watchful eye of Apolonio Cortes and Abel Ruiz, a handful of shoppers picked at a selection of lettuce, green onions and other produce at the El Centro Cultural de Mexico community space in Santa Ana.

Across the room, a group of women showed off their display of handicrafts: jewelry and...

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Donald Trump appears to be changing his mind about mass deportations. Does it matter? 23.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Donald Trump’s pledge to deport more than 11 million undocumented immigrants was always preposterous, so we suppose it should be welcome news that he might be rethinking his position. It is just such heavy-handed approaches to issues that have made Trump so unappealing from the start. 

The idea...

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Several members of Trump's agriculture committee have supported legal status for undocumented workers 16.8.2016 Washington Post
Several members of Trump's agriculture committee have supported legal status for undocumented workers
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For migrant workers on Illinois farms, the job is hot, risky 6.8.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
On a scorcher of a mid-July afternoon, Laura Pascual lolled on a picnic table bench and felt grateful she wasn't in Texas. "It's cooler up here than over there," the 45-year-old native of Mission, Texas, said as she fanned the heavy 90-degree air. Up here was Rantoul, Ill., a rural town just ...
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This Boyle Heights market grapples with a shifting demographic 12.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Pedro Rosado arrived in Los Angeles from Yucatan, Mexico, in 1968, the same year a three-story shopping center known as “El Mercado de Los Angeles” opened in Boyle Heights.

After laboring 80 hours a week for three years as a janitor and a truck driver, Rosado subleased and then bought a humble...

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NPR's Interview With President Obama About 'Obama's Years' 1.7.2016 NPR News
Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on NPR's radio special, the "Obama Years," about how Americans have fared since 2008. He also discusses the Brexit vote and parallels in the U.S. election.
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Immigration backlash at the heart of British push to leave the E.U. 23.5.2016 Washington Post: World
A referendum could hinge on the scale of discontent with unparalleled flows of new arrivals.
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The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist 19.5.2016 Washington Post
The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist
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Meet the Europeans in Britain's Brexit heartland 9.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Mark Leonard, director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, takes the temperature among overseas workers in Thurrock, one of England’s most Eurosceptic constituencies “Any place has limits,” says Joanna, a trainee nurse. “Immigration has an impact on healthcare and education. My child’s school is packed, and it made me feel sorry for the children.” In Thurrock , Essex, where Elizabeth I bawled defiance against the approaching Spanish armada and where the Daily Mail is printed today, this kind of talk is not unusual. This is ground zero for Ukip – a constituency that swung dramatically towards the party in both European parliamentary elections in 2014 and in the general election last year . The surprising thing about Joanna is that she is not a classic Ukip supporter: she was born in Poland, and only came to Britain in ...
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The California primary matters for the first time in decades. 25 voters tell us what they care about 28.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Can a Cruz-Fiorina ticket overcome Trump's lead? April 28 2016, 4:04 AM Donald Trump woos Indiana icons as Ted Cruz makes new moves with Carly Fiorina as his running mate.Ted Cruz picks former California tech executive Carly Fiorina as his running mateDonald Trump wins the support of famed Indiana...
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California Inc.: Anyone in the market for a slightly used search engine? 18.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Expect financial markets to face headwinds today after the Federal Reserve reported Friday...

Why Hunting Down 'Authentic Ethnic Food' Is A Loaded Proposition 9.4.2016 NPR News
In a new book, an NYU scholar explores how immigrants shape the American palate. He says it's time to ditch the phrase "ethnic food" — which lumps all nonwhite people and their cuisines together.
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Trump hammers China while using its immigrants' money to build tower 8.3.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

The Republican frontrunner has said China has taken US jobs, but a report finds his project in Jersey City leans heavily on funds from visa program

In his run for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has been relentlessly negative about Chinese people.

They have cost America jobs, he tells supporters. They have displaced American investment and driven ingenuity overseas. They ought to be issued fewer skilled-worker visas.

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Finishing third in S.C. would be a huge setback for Cruz 19.2.2016 Washington Post
After Nikki Haley’s endorsement, Marco Rubio may have the momentum to overtake Ted Cruz for second ...
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James K. Galbraith on the Human Cost of Inequality in the Neoliberal Age 12.11.2015 Truthout.com
(Photo: US Currency via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO) Why is inequality more acute  in the US than in Northern Europe? Is NAFTA to blame for the loss of jobs in the US? Will the Republicans succeed in dismantling Social Security? Economist James K. Galbraith weighs in on the shrinking of the middle class, plummeting standards of living and rising inequality in the US. (Photo: US Currency via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO) We live in an age of growing inequality: The policies of neoliberalism and the financialization of economic life have created a social order in which the rich are continually getting richer at the expense of everyone else. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that the middle class is shrinking in many Western societies, while there is a dramatic drop in the standard of living for the majority of the working population, the young and the retirees. It is also hardly surprising that the United States, with its free-market mentality and anti-social policy orientation, is leading the pack in ...
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New York City Credit Unions Give Mom-and-Pop Stores a Chance, Despite Gentrification 29.9.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Rossy Caba works in her restaurant. (Photo: Abigail Savitch-Lew) In the trendy Lower East Side of New York City, where high-end restaurants have replaced many of the old mom-and-pop businesses, a stream of customers flows through the door of Rossy's Bakery: construction workers and cab drivers, residents of the public housing complex across the street, and Spanish-speaking clientele who have lived in the neighborhood for decades. Inside, diners sit at wooden tables, chitchatting above steaming plates of rice, beans, and pork. Below a print of a succulent rose dripping with dew, a display case offers mouth-watering Dominican specialties, from Guava cake to corn pudding. While many of the Lower East Side's new businesses cater to wealthier residents who've moved here in recent years, this bakery, which opened in 2010, attracts the neighborhood's old timers and Caribbean immigrants. Cases like this are relatively rare in gentrifying neighborhoods, in part because banks can often earn higher returns on loans ...
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Reframing the Immigration Debate Amid Election Season Xenophobia 23.9.2015 Truthout.com
Candidates debating immigration policy rarely consider how domestic and foreign policies of the United States encourage migration and create the economic and political context for an "immigration crisis." They also don't consider the benefits of immigration. Progressive candidates should reframe the debate. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has gone so far as to say that "...the immigration system is being used to attack us." (Photo: a katz / Shutterstock.com ) Truthout can only survive through reader support. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation and help publish journalism with real integrity and independence! At the core of the immigration debate is an unanswered question: How does the United States define citizenship? Critical to this question is the development of laws, public policy and institutions that appropriately align the demand for labor, while recognizing unauthorized workers are granted individual rights and liberties associated with a pathway to full-fledged ...
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The fight to keep Korean businesses in L.A. 2.9.2015 LA Times: Commentary
When Daejae Kim arrived in Los Angeles three decades ago, he took his first step into the apparel business in downtown's fashion district, where a budding Korean entrepreneurial community was beginning to take hold.
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Korean American apparel makers mull fleeing L.A.'s business climate for El Paso 2.9.2015 LA Times: Business
When Daejae Kim arrived in Los Angeles three decades ago, he took his first step into the apparel business in downtown's fashion district, where a budding Korean entrepreneurial community was beginning to take hold.
Can California's economy keep its momentum? 29.8.2015 LA Times: Top News
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