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Michigan Oil Spill Contractors Convicted on Immigration Crimes Linked to Cleanup Work

Michigan Oil Spill Contractors Convicted on Immigration Crimes Linked to Cleanup Work
Two men indicted for their role in exploiting undocumented workers during a 2010 oil spill cleanup have pleaded guilty to multiple immigration crimes. An investigation by The American Independent’s former sister site Michigan Messenger uncovered the exploitation of undocumented workers – mostly from Central America – during the cleanup following a July oil spill in Marshall, Michigan.
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71 Percent of Americans Want Higher Pay, Not More Foreign Workers

71 Percent of Americans Want Higher Pay, Not More Foreign Workers
New polling shows that Americans are increasingly opposed to allowing an influx of foreign workers into the country while unemployment remains above seven percent. Unsurprisingly, they think that competitive wages might be the answer to the so-called skills gap.
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Politician Tells Little Girl Her Dad Should Be Deported

Politician Tells Little Girl Her Dad Should Be Deported
Congressman Scott Desjarlais, a Tennessee Republican, was asked a question by 11-year-old Josie Molina at a town hall meeting. The daughter of an undocumented immigrant, Josie was there looking for advice on how to keep her father in the country. The congressman told her, in front of a hooting and hollering Tea Party crowd, that her father would have to be deported...
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CA Trucking Co. Takes Foreign Money, Denies Workers' Rights to Organize

CA Trucking Co. Takes Foreign Money, Denies Workers' Rights to Organize
The EB-5 investor program connects wealthy immigrants with U.S. businesses seeking capital. Run by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency (USCIS), its stated purpose is to “stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors.” One of those companies is forcibly trying to deny benefits, and inhibiting lawful organizing of its employees into a union.
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Reforming the Debate: Cities With Higher Immigration Rates Have Higher African-American Employment Numbers

Reforming the Debate: Cities With Higher Immigration Rates Have Higher African-American Employment Numbers
Woven into our national conversation on immigration reform are divisive arguments pitting immigrants against U.S. workers — including workers of color. These arguments aren't just unfounded — they run counter to the goal of helping all workers organize against wage suppression and exploitation. As union members and immigrants' rights activists, we think it's time to re-frame the discussion.
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There's Hope Yet: Hispanics Could Deliver Congress to Democrats in 2014

There's Hope Yet: Hispanics Could Deliver Congress to Democrats in 2014
New analysis by Latino Decisions shows Hispanics in 44 battleground congressional districts held by Republicans are poised to make a difference next November. The study comes on the heels of a June 6th vote in which every house Republican voted to defund President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
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House GOP To Undocumented: You Can Stay, You Just Can’t Vote

House GOP To Undocumented: You Can Stay, You Just Can’t Vote
Republican leaders understand political reality well enough to grasp that they can’t survive as the anti-immigrant party. They insist they want to pass some sort of immigration reform, just nothing “comprehensive” with too many “pages.”
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Senator Ted Cruz Attends Immigration Rally Hosted By Proud Racist

Senator Ted Cruz Attends Immigration Rally Hosted By Proud Racist
Last Monday at a rally on Capitol Hill, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) railed against what he called the "indefensible" immigration bill that has already passed the Senate. Speaking of "indefensible," guess who organized the rally? White nationalist John Tanton, who has called black Americans a "retrograde species of humanity," and promotes racist pseudoscience that he uses to argue for eugenics.
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Wage Theft Whistleblower Faces Deportation After Exposing Federally-Contracted Food Court Fiends

Wage Theft Whistleblower Faces Deportation After Exposing Federally-Contracted Food Court Fiends
A few days after speaking out against an employer contracted by the federal government — a company who denied him minimum wage and overtime benefits — Antonio Vanegas was detained by Homeland Security for four days. He now awaits a deportation hearing, while the employer/exploiter of undocumented immigrants goes un-reprimanded.
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Big Goodies for Defense Contractors in New Immigration Bill

Big Goodies for Defense Contractors in New Immigration Bill
Four companies through their political action committees and employees gave just over $937,000 in campaign contributions to Senate candidates in the 2012 cycle, an amount dwarfed by the potential gains in the immigration bill -- an amount north of $334 million, according to the figures in the Washington Post story.
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