Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Employers in Alabama face Labor Shortages, Threats and Boycotts for Defending Latino Workers

Since the harsh anti-immigrant law in Alabama went into effect last month, employers in the agriculture and restaurant industries have been dealing with the aftermath of labor shortages and even threats and boycotts for defending Latino workers. While farmers took the immediate hits following the law’s implementation, seeing an exodus of Latino laborers and watching […]

Has the State Level Anti-immigrant Push lost Steam?

Movement on the anti-immigrant front has pretty much stalled. The fervor that  was ignited by Arizona’s controversial SB1070 has, in the words of the Associated Press, fizzled. This doesn’t mean that we can put the whole ugly anti-immigrant mess behind us and move on, but it does look like the momentum has slowed and the final lines have been drawn. What […]

Guest Blogger Series: Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte “Human Trafficking: A Domestic Issue”

Human Trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world. I’m sure that fact, from the Polaris Project, is surprising to many of you. Here’s another: slightly more than half of all domestic victims in alleged human trafficking incidents are U.S. citizens. That fact, from the Department of Justice’s Human Trafficking Reporting System, is […]