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Watch Now! NYC Excluded Workers Shutdown the Manhattan Bridge

On International Women’s Day hundreds of workers, day laborers, deliveristas, and organizers joined together and took the streets of New York City to say excluded no more! These Essential and Excluded Workers made their statement clear when they collectively shutdown NY City’s Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges during the morning rush hour to demand $3 billion…

March 5th, Join Pasadena Renters Demanding Rent Control!

Happening this Saturday, March 5th!  Pasadena tenants, community members, and allies are walking together to spread awareness about the necessity to have rent control and to urge voters to vote in favor of renter protections for those currently feeling the economic inequality that has widen during this pandemic. We have situations where Pasadena renters have…

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Do Your Part, Support Mississippi Workers

In 2019, over 680 factory workers in Central Mississippi were targeted during ICE raids conducted by former President Trump. To this day, these workers remain in limbo—in fear of deportation with some still detained—and many have been deported. Today, President Biden has the power to undo this harm by providing work authorizations to those workers…

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CNN’s ‘Ride-Along’ with ICE is Not Journalism, its Anti-Immigrant Propaganda

CNN’s choice to do a ride-along with ICE is lamentable.The media should be independent of the politically and economically powerful so that the media can provide us, the people, with the information necessary to prevent or stop abuses of the powerful against the powerless. Unfortunately, CNN’s ride-along can betray its own role as an independent…

Activists Begin Fast To Raise Awareness About Immigration Reform

Opinion: Time to Exert Executive Power Over Deportations

During his State of the Union address this year, President Obama said, “It is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, law enforcement–and fix our broken immigration system.” In the same speech, the president emphasized his executive power to take action when Congress will not. But Congress is threatening another impasse on immigration. And while Capitol Hill plays politics, Obama refuses to use his executive authority to halt the deportation of more than 1,100 immigrants per day.

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Is Jeh Johnson Anti-Immigrant?

Is the President’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security anti-immigrant? The truth is that nobody knows.  Nobody has bothered to ask. Here’s what we do know: Jeh Johnson comes from the Pentagon; he has little experience with the issue of immigration; and he favors legislative (as opposed to administrative) changes to the immigration…

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New York must stand up for immigrant workers rebuilding Sandy-hit areas

[caption id="attachment_2358" align="alignleft"]Day laborers sit inside Bay Parkway Community Job Center on September 28, __fg_link_0__  2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.John Moore/Getty ImagesDay laborers sit inside Bay Parkway Community Job Center on September 28, __fg_link_1__ 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. John Moore/Getty Images[/caption]Hurricane Sandy struck fast and furious, and when the waters receded it became clear just how much money and people power it would take to put New York City back together. 

As the cleanup began, another reality became clear. Immigrant construction workers, especially day laborers, who became first responders after the hurricane were operating as an underclass in an under-regulated construction industry.