About 100 day laborers, find their families and others gathered Tuesday at the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center for a Thanksgiving celebration. Workers took a moment to listen to Jose Calderon, emeritus professor of sociology at Pitzer College, who spoke about the Thanksgiving holiday, said Suzanne Foster, the executive director of the center, which
El huracán Sandy constituyó el desastre natural de mayores proporciones para la comunidad mexicana en la historia reciente de Estados Unidos, aseguró hoy el cónsul de México en Nueva York, s Carlos Sada. En una reunión con la secretaria del Trabajo del gobierno federal de Estados Unidos, Hilda Solís, el diplomático mexicano prometió por ello que con
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited a day worker center on Staten Island that has been involved in cleanup efforts after Sandy. She toured the Midland Beach neighborhood on Thursday. Solis said the federal government is trying to reach different parts of the population to let them know about opportunities arising through recovery efforts following Sandy. “The President … reiterated the importance and significance of us working on a broader scale to make sure that we really reach the vulnerable populations, online that we really provide jobs, ” she said. “This is an opportunity to help build back infrastructure, housing, and to help provide incentives for more economic development.” The Department of Labor gave a 27 million dollar grant to the New York State Department of Labor to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts earlier this month.
A San Francisco state lawmaker plans to introduce a revised version of the TRUST Act, the measure that would restrict the ability of law enforcement agencies in California from enforcing federal immigration laws. Governor Brown vetoed the original bill in September. San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) intends to unveil the new Trust Act on Monday. His office has not yet said what revisions have been made. Activists have billed the TRUST Act as an “anti-Arizona” law aimed at keeping undocumented immigrants arrested for minor offenses from being turned over to immigration officials for deportation. The proposed law was intended to counter the federal Se Communities program, which shares law enforcement fingerprint data with the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It would require local police to release people who have been arrested once bond is posted, as long as they have no serious convictions.