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"ICED Out": an important new report from the AFL-CIO

Report: Unbalanced Immigration Enforcement Hurts All Workers’ Rights
by James Parks, AFL-CIO Blog

October 27, 2009

Some of the Indian workers from the Signal International shipyard, who rallied in front of the White House in 2008, were singled out for investigation by immigration officials.

When Josue Diaz, an immigrant worker and his co-workers protested the inhumane and illegal working conditions at a construction site in Texas, their employer called local police and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security. But the law enforcement officials didn’t enforce the workers’ rights or penalize the employer. They arrested the workers. [...]

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