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Undocumented Workers

This Philadelphia Restaurant Is Serving Mexican Food With A Side Of Social Justice

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.01.2016 | Latino Voices

Philadelphia restaurant owners Cristina Martinez and Benjamin Miller have made it their mission to fight for undocumented workers’ rights, a cause t...

Is the Face of the Undocumented Immigrant Still Mexican?

Martine Kalaw | Posted 03.21.2016 | Latino Voices
Martine Kalaw

My own immigration journey has a happy ending. For the rest of us, however, we spend so much time disproving the image that doesn't represent us -- that of the Central American woman or child -- that we are left with no time to tell our own story.

Free Trade and Immigration

James W. Russell | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
James W. Russell

Immigration and free trade agreements remain potent issues in the primaries and no doubt will reemerge in full force in the November election. But no one seems to be drawing the connection between the two.

A Message to Donald From the Border

Inga | Posted 03.07.2016 | Comedy

Everybody has to have a guilty pleasure and mine is watching the Republican debates. I can only assume the Candidates Gone Wild! DVD is already in pr...

All the News That's Fit to Print

Aviva Chomsky | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Aviva Chomsky

The incontrovertible realities of our physical lives depend on labor -- often that of undocumented immigrants -- that makes apparently endless mundane daily routines possible. This increasingly invisible, underground economy of muscles and sweat, blood and effort intersects in the most intimate ways with those who enjoy the benefits of the virtual world.

Let Us Elect a President Who Will Put Families First...Not Walls

Nicholas Gonzalez | Posted 01.29.2017 | Latino Voices
Nicholas Gonzalez

We need a leader who won't endlessly parse their words and weigh their statements. We need a leader who is genuine, sincere, and with a record that tells us that our candidate will not only be consistent on immigration, but will also make it a priority after the election.

Martin Luther King and Immigrants' Rights

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 01.17.2017 | Religion
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

Today the immigration question is perhaps as divisive a force in American life as it has ever been, with leading presidential aspirants actually demonizing immigrants generally as criminals, deviants and undercover terrorists. In this season of celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday, it is important to revisit the factors that animated him in order to protect his memory from being misused to serve purposes that he would never embrace.

Revoking 14th Amendment Birthright Citizenship: The Ultimate in Voter Suppression

Terry Connelly | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Presidential candidate Donald Trump and several of his Republican competitors have now endorsed the notion of doing away with the very first sentence of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The Courage to Be Undocumented

Julissa Arce | Posted 07.07.2016 | Latino Voices
Julissa Arce

It's not the year 2000 anymore and the DREAM Act hasn't passed, but over the last 15 years a movement has been brewing. One story changed the course of my life. Imagine if our collective stories can change history?

Indentured Servitude: The Fight to End Recruitment Abuse in Mexico

Daniel Pena | Posted 02.07.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Pena

Imagine this scenario: you're the head of a household in rural Mexico where the local economy collapsed along with the peso and the jobs never came back. The weakening peso eroded your savings, your purchasing power, but most importantly your dignity.

WATCH: The Plight Of Female Day Laborers

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.27.2014 | Latino Voices

Every morning, scores of women crowd the corner of Division Avenue and Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in hopes they'll get hired to clean the...

Dave Jamieson

Worker Who Reported Wage Theft In Capital Spared Deportation | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An undocumented worker who wound up in deportation proceedings after he accused his employer of wage theft has been granted permission t...

Immigration Reform Now: The Intersection of Religion, American Political Will and Reason

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Rabbi Steve Gutow

Across race, religion, gender and geography, the American dream holds us all together. We believe that even the most disadvantaged can come to this country and thrive. Keeping the undocumented in the shadows cuts against our founding principles

The August Strategy -- Immigrant Rights Activism Heats Up

Elena Shore | Posted 10.02.2013 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

About 40 leaders of immigration reform advocacy organizations were arrested Thursday on Capitol Hill. The group was there as part of a protest aimed at pressuring the House GOP into passing an immigration reform bill with a pathway to citizenship.

Dave Jamieson

Man Alleges Wage Theft, Gets Detained By Feds | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three years ago, Antonio Vanegas took a job at a pita shop inside the food court at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade C...

Why Ted Nugent Should Migrate to Mexico Illegally

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.17.2013 | Comedy
Sanjay Sanghoee

By migrating illegally, Ted Nugent is sticking it to Mexico by giving them a taste of their own medicine. Let's see how the Mexicans like it when Ted Nugent tunnels in under the border!

Judge Strikes Down Louisiana Immigrant Driving Law

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices

A Louisiana court recently struck down a state law that makes it a felony for immigrants to drive without documents that demonstrate they are in the c...

The Darker Side of E-verify

Alison Pennington | Posted 06.30.2013 | San Francisco
Alison Pennington

Do we want to reinforce failed and inhumane policies such as e-verify? Or should we repeal employer sanctions and strive for solutions that do not criminalize people for working to provide for their family?

Immigrant Workers Want A Say On Immigration Reform

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 02.12.2013 | Latino Voices

Josefina Mora, a mother of three U.S. citizen children, said her family was torn apart last November when her husband was detained during a traffic st...

Obama Could Trump Republicans On Immigration

Daniel Simon | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The president and Republicans are looking to move forward with an immigration debate that may not be as divisive as once thought. Recently, President...

Dave Jamieson

Unions Push For Visa Caps In Immigration Reform | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As unions and the business lobby meet in talks over immigration reform, the head of the AFL-CIO union federation stressed Thursday that ...

Immigration Reform Prevents Employer Abuse

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

President Obama has proposed new legislation that would provide a path to citizenship and further secure the boarders, but, critically, it would also crack down on companies that lure undocumented workers into the country by illegally hiring them.

Jillian Berman

Immigration Reform Could Lead To Surprising Boost | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business

Business leaders are pushing Congress and President Obama to move forward with broad proposals for immigration reform, hailing the measures as an oppo...

Latino Workers on the Forefront of Sandy Recovery Efforts

Javier Sierra | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

Latino workers' contribution to reconstruction after our national catastrophes is nothing new. But in too many cases, their reward has been exploitation, devastating health problems or both.

Licenses for Undocumented Drivers Will Make Illinois Safer for All

Brian Levin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Chicago
Brian Levin

Assuming the State House of Representatives and Governor Quinn sign off, Illinois will be the beneficiary of a great public policy that will improve public safety for all: issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.