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Foreign-Born Wage and Salary Workers in the US Labor Force and Unions

"This Spotlight looks at the available data on immigrant workers and unions, highlighting variations in union representation rates of immigrant workers across certain sectors." Jeanne Batalova, Migration Policy Institute, Sept. 2011 .

After immigration raid, Sacramento nursery rebounds - but questions U.S. policy

"An ICE investigation last spring uncovered 61 undocumented workers from Mexico and Central America at Matsuda's – 60 percent of its full-time staff, including the company's longtime foreman. In the middle of Easter rush – the busiest season of the year – managers Ryan...

Even documented workers driven out by Alabama law

"Alabama's strict new immigration law may be backfiring. Intended to force illegal workers out of jobs, it is also driving away many construction workers, roofers and field hands here legally who do backbreaking jobs that Americans generally won't. ... Rick Pate, the owner of a commercial...

Who will pick Washington's apples?

"On any given day in October, weather permitting, about 45,000 workers are needed to harvest Washington’s tree fruit. If all goes well, before the snow falls they will have picked about $1.5 billion worth of food. That’s for apples alone, and perhaps an underestimate. This is a...

With migrant workers scared off by immigration crackdown, Wash. orchards desperate for pickers

"Apple growers say they could have had one of their best years ever if a shortage of workers hadn’t forced them to leave some fruit on trees. Growers in Washington state, which produces about half of the nation’s apples, say the labor shortage was made worse by a late start to...

Immigration crackdowns cost Washington apple growers

"Apple growers say they could have had one of their best years ever if a shortage of workers hadn't forced them to leave some fruit on trees." Associated Press, Nov. 11, 2011 .

Immigrant Worker Firings Unsettle a College Campus

"The dining hall workers had been at Pomona College for years, some even decades. For a few, it was the only job they had held since moving to the United States. Then late last year, administrators at the college delivered letters to dozens of the longtime employees asking them to show proof...

$1.2M for Cheated Immigrant Workers in NYC

"Another week, another rogue employer bites the dust. In what is as much a part of New York’s urban landscape as the Brooklyn Bridge, one more dishonest employer has been found brazenly cheating immigrant workers — and will have to pay for it. City Controller John Liu announced...

DACA Can Help Young Workers

"In an animal laboratory in central California's dairy country, Juan Carlos Martin cleaned and fed dozens of cows. Smuggled through a U.S. border checkpoint in a car at age 13, the Mexico native had hoped for an education and career, but started working full time at the end of high school after...

Report: Half of Texas Construction Workers Undocumented

"Half of the construction workers in Texas are undocumented, according to a new report by an Austin immigrant rights group and University of Texas researchers that surveyed nearly 1,200 workers throughout the state. The report released Thursday by the Austin-based Workers Defense Project and...

Focus on Dairy Farmers in Immigration Debate

"When the letter arrived at Jeff True’s dairy farm here in western New York, it was, he recalled, “like getting sucker punched right in the gut.” A federal audit had found that 12 of his 14 workers were immigrants who had provided Mr. True with false work documents, the letter...

Growers, Orchard and Dairy Owners Worry About Fate of Immigration Bills

"For northern Michigan fruit grower Pat McGuire, the most potent symbol of the immigration debate isn't grainy television footage showing people slipping furtively across the U.S.-Mexican border. Instead, it's plump red cherries and crisp apples rotting on the ground because there aren't...

USCIS Stakeholder Engagement for Workers, Aug. 7, 2014

USCIS Programs and Resources for Workers, Thursday, August 7, 2014, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Eastern) "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder engagement on Thursday, August 7, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern) to share information...

Latino Workers Fuel 'Texas Miracle' - Let's Pay Them Fairly: Cristina Tzintzún

"Latino workers, documented and undocumented alike, are keeping our state’s economy afloat. Texas has one of the largest and most important construction industries in the nation, and it is driven by Latino workers — they represent 81 percent of the 1 million-strong Texas construction...

Abused Filipino Visa Workers to Receive Over $15M in Damages

L.A. Times, May 13, 2016 - "The owners of the now-shuttered L’Amande French Bakery that operated in Beverly Hills and Torrance have been ordered to pay nearly $15.3 million in damages for exploiting 11 Filipino workers. U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin on May 2 granted a default judgment...