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Temp Agencies Could Be Taking Advantage Of Immigrants

ProPublica | Michael Grabell | Posted 04.29.2013 | Latino Voices

CHICAGO — Ty Inc. became one of the world's largest manufacturers of stuffed animals thanks to the Beanie Babies craze in the 1990s. But it h...

Immigration Bill Trying To Solve Tough Problem

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sweeping immigration legislation taking shape in the Senate will aim to overhaul the nation's agriculture worker program to create ...

The Endgame of Capitalism

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Carl Gibson

We're witnessing the endgame of capitalism, where a few wealthy individuals and corporations have accumulated most of the wealth while the rest of us are left to fight for the scraps.

On Hostile Ground, America's Guest workers Seek Justice

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Politicians seem to want it both ways: keeping immigrants locked into a brutal underground workforce, while using mass deportation and constant abuse to exclude them from society.

Arizona Immigration Law Faces New Legal Challenge

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Groups opposing Arizona's immigration enforcement law have asked a federal judge to put a stop to a section of the statute that bans t...

From Dubai to Amsterdam, There Is No Divide

Todd Reisz | Posted 12.04.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

Dubai was one of the first cities to show us that assumptions about citizenship, about belonging, about home were to be turned on their heads.

Undocumented Labor Is the Dairyland's Bread and Butter

Erich Straub | Posted 10.29.2011 | Latino Voices
Erich Straub

Rural America simply does not have the native-born workforce it needs to produce America's food. With no visas available and a shortage of local labor, the result is an industry that has become deeply dependent on undocumented workers.

Day Laborer Theater Troupe Empowers, Teaches

AP | By AMY TAXIN | Posted 09.09.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Most days, they are construction workers and painters and maids. But twice a year, this group of day laborers morphs into actor...

Guest Blogger Ian Danley in Phoenix: 'I don't want my city to be the Birmingham or Selma in this drama'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

On Tuesday, a group of local faith and community leaders, along with Jim Wallis and Noel Castellanos, called on the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, t...

Microsoft Needs Immigrants, Facebook Doesn't

Silicon Alley Insider | Vasanth Sridharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

H1-B season kicks off tomorrow, and it will be short and random: There are five days to sign up for all 65,000 specialty work visas the U.S. is giving...