Advocates for immigrant day laborers are visiting city street corners to give safety gear and tips to workers lined up for jobs. The advocates say they are trying to avoid the widespread unsafe conditions and wage theft that accompanied rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina and the 9/11 attacks. Leaders from organizations in umbrella group NationalDetails
Activistas hispanos que ayudan a jornaleros en Nueva York y Nueva Jersey lanzaron el martes una campaña para distribuir máscaras, guantes, cascos y otros materiales de protección para inmigrantes que limpian y reconstruyen la región tras el paso del huracán Sandy. Los organizadores de la iniciativa esperan ayudarDetails
NDLON Calls for Suspension of Deportations to Start Reform in Earnest 02.06.2013 – Washington, DC In response to today’s House Judiciary Committee Hearing on immigration, Pablo Alvarado, Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement: “As Republicans debate whether or not to allow their party to be run by xenophobes, the Democrats…Details
Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.
(America never was America to me.)
Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed—
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one above.
(It never was America to me.)Details
María Marroquín, health Executive Director of the Day Worker Center of Mountain View, said she hopes lawmakers are realizing the need for humane immigration reform. But she said she was less enthusiastic about one of the ideas – a new agricultural worker program. “The previous experience that we had didn’t really work well,” she said. “It’s really easy t…Details
Customers streamed out of the Home Depot parking lot, click a fleet of vehicles from shiny four-wheel drive Cadillac Escalades to new Ford pickup trucks laden with cuts of lumber and stacks of drywall, appliances and gardening supplies. A small group of day laborers clustered around the exit. Jose Perez, 22, and about a dozen other men whistled, wavedDetails