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Grassroots activists tap into the momentum of the immigrant rights
movement to bring blacks and Latinos together on shared concerns.

As they push for immigrants rights legislation--and brace for the
inevitable backlash--a diverse array of emerging leaders have their
eyes on a larger prize.

Despite the loud and determined voice of immigrant communities for
fair and just immigration reform, we have yet to see an acceptable
proposal from Congress.

As the May Day protests, they evoked memories of an earlier generation
of immigrants who lived with the fear of deportation.

Outspoken DJs on Spanish-speaking radio are giving immigrant activists a loud, clear voice.

Young rebels in France are fighting not for change but for the same rights their parents tried to secure during the 1968 student revolution.

There is no immigration crisis in the US. But it is time America
acknowledged that we need the immigrant workers as much as they need
us--and treat them accordingly.

Human Cargo and The Rights of Others chronicle the
plight of refugees and migrants, revealing how seemingly simple moral
positions can assume toxic political form.

After twenty years of inaction, the US Senate is considering sweeping
immigration reform. But a push for quick action and the November
elections may thwart the current bipartisan consensus.

Immigrant advocates at the World Social Forum offered real
alternatives to the narrow debate over how to fix the system.

Blogs

Workers at this New York restaurant were just awarded $2.67 million for egregious wage theft—and could motivate others to push back against labor violations.

March 25, 2015

The UAE welcomes NYU’s culture cachet—but not academics seeking to expose exploitaitve labor conditions.

March 23, 2015

According to a new lawsuit, the Filipino guest workers were subject to sixteen-hour shifts and abusive treatment at the hands of their bosses.

March 19, 2015

A climate of impunity for employers, coupled with the threat of deportation, is forcing undocumented workers to bear the costs of injury and abuse.

March 17, 2015

These guestworkers were vindicated this week when the contractor who arranged their captivity was slapped with a $14 million guilty verdict. 

February 20, 2015

Hong Kong’s domestic workers face an uphill struggle to secure their basic rights against exploitation and abuse.

February 13, 2015

Domestic workers are demanding an end to slavery-like conditions in the homes of the Hong Kong rich.

February 11, 2015

We’ve relegated Latino immigrants to the most dangerous jobs—and left them few effective ways to challenge mistreatment.

January 14, 2015

How do we calculate the uncompensated labor of Mexican and Central American migrants?

December 1, 2014

In the fight against labor exploitation, a new tool allows workers to be their own watchdogs.

October 27, 2014