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Immigrant workers

Soon we’ll all be stuck with the unjust working conditions that immigrants face: contingent jobs, with lousy pay and few or no benefits.

Industry leaders and their Senate allies are trying to kill reforms protecting immigrant workers.

Farm worker

In Georgia, HB 87 is a “giant scarecrow” for immigrant labor, and the result has been hundreds of millions in lost crops.

As the Obama administration tries to salvage the Secure Communities program, governors and advocates alike are calling it what it is: racial profiling.

After a career of blending into the crowd, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has come out of hiding about his legal status and has vowed to only cover immigration issues.

All the attention given to Dobbs's hypocrisy risks obscuring the deeper lesson to learn from this case: that undocumented workers are so thoroughly woven into the fabric of our economy that even a professional immigrant-basher like Dobbs couldn't avoid relying on their labor.

Lou Dobbs regularmente arremetía contra los “empleadores de ilegales.” Sin embargo, el propio Dobbs utilizó mano de obra de indocumentados para que trabajaran en sus propiedades multimillonarias y que atendieran los caballos que le tiene a su hija Hillary. Lea este artículo en Español.

The Nation's Isabel Macdonald says that the millions of undocumented workers in this country cannot seek economic and social justice until they feel safe coming out of the shadows of the US economy.

In an exclusive, two-part debate between Lou Dobbs and The Nation's Isabel Macdonald on MSNBC's The Last Word, host Lawrence O'Donnell declares Dobbs on trial for hypocrisy in the court of public opinion.

Investigative journalist Isabel Macdonald explains how she uncovered Lou Dobbs's immigration hypocrisy for her explosive article in this issue of The Nation.

Blogs

In the smallest Gulf states, nearly 90 percent of residents are immigrant laborers. Many face unspeakable abuse.

September 16, 2014

The workers awaiting immigration reform need the ability to work legally, but they also need to be empowered at work.

September 8, 2014

Migrant workers subject to the kafala system have little recourse against exploitation and abuse.

July 23, 2014

A new initiative aims to put wages at the heart of the inequality debate.

June 4, 2014

Safety advocates say the government has plenty of tools available to protect workers; it just needs the political will to apply them.

May 2, 2014

The UK seems keen on abandoning its most vulnerable workers to the rule of the master of the house.

April 4, 2014

Change won’t come to America’s broken immigration system from policymakers. It will come from organizers.

March 10, 2014

The migration of highly skilled workers can pay dividends for immigrants and their employers, but it produces losers as well.

February 26, 2014

The Nation asks Secretary Perez about forthcoming regulations, changing work and Obama administration appearances with Walmart.

September 11, 2013

A class action lawsuit is challenging an ICE policy that violates the Fourth Amendment by holding citizens as undocumented immigrants. 

June 21, 2013