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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Elise Foley

Americans Say Immigration Reform Should Be Priority

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two-thirds of Americans believe immigration reform should be a priority during President Barack Obama's second term, according...

McDonald's Franchise Facing Huge Fine Over Undocumented Worker

Posted 11.01.2012 | Business

A Kansas fast food franchisee is facing a major fine for knowingly hiring an undocumented worker. McCalla Corporation, a franchisee that owns six ...

Don't Kick Immigration Reform Down the Road

Ricardo Sandoval-Palos | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Ricardo Sandoval-Palos

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngPolitical rhetoric about immigration, especially during presidential election season, makes it easy to accept myths and overlook realities that govern the lives of millions of unauthorized immigrants in the United States.

Dave Jamieson

SEIU Chief On Romney: 'He Wants To Take Us Out'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Since the early days of the Republican primary, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been taking occasional shots at organized ...

Houston Nonprofit Pays For DREAMers' Application Fees

Huffington Post | Laura Rothkopf | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact

The federal government sowed seeds of hope yesterday as it began collecting applications for two-year work permits from tens of thousands of undocumen...

The Peach-Picker Shortage

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

There seems to be a shortage of peach-pickers in Marysville, California. Or maybe not. Peach farms in the Marysville region -- in particular, the p...

What's in a Name?

Sam Sommers | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Sam Sommers

Names matter. Whenever we hear one, we draw a wide range of assumptions about the individual person (or item) in question. Just ask the fish merchant whose stroke of naming genius turned the undesirable Patagonian toothfish into the haute cuisine Chilean sea bass.

Illegal Immigrants Celebrating July Fourth?

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

As my illegal alien status was reviewed I wondered if the "self-evident truths" that all "are created equal" came with a double standard.

Obama Deportation Order a Historic Watershed

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

The truth is almost all in Washington, and Americans in general, realize these kids were going nowhere, that it would have been impossible to deport hundreds of thousands of them, and that such actions would have been inhuman and indecent.

Alabama's Anti-immigrant Laws Put More Than 13,000 Good Export Jobs at Risk

Robert E. Scott | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Robert E. Scott

Respect for the civil and labor rights of all workers, both documented and undocumented, is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing if Alabama wants to keep and expand its exports to Mexico and the jobs they support.