While the majority of state and federal employment and labor laws apply to day laborers, the short term nature of the job and the multiple entities involved in the employment relationship call for legislative reforms addressing the specific needs of day laborers. This Guide provides policy advocates and day labor organizers with a step-by-step guide…
The Day Laborer and The Palm Reader by Christian Drake
When the omnibus package of anti-immigration bills proposed by Senate President Russell Pearce failed to pass, patient commentators suggested that Arizona was ready to take a breath on the immigration debate. Any breathing room that existed however quickly filled with the hot air and dangerous dramatics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
In a disappointing repeat of last year’s address, President Obama had very little to say on immigration, an issue that is central to the country’s future. President Obama boasted about putting more “boots on the border than ever before” while restating his support for the legalization of undocumented youth. His policies are tougher on immigration…
If President Obama mentions immigration at all during his state of the union address, he will likely do so very briefly. In an election year, whatever he says will be an attempt to reconnect with disillusioned Latino voters who, by and large, see the president’s record as one who promised the stars on immigration reform, but subsequently delivered more deportations than any president in history.
Video mash-up of footage from the Attica prison rebellion and Arizona protests against Arpaio set to the tune of “Jailer” by Asa.
Wisin y Yandel – Estoy Enamorado.