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Foreign workers news and analysis from The Nation
April 29, 2021
The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute
Each day, Mexican farmworkers endure a grueling journey to get to their jobs in US lettuce fields. This year, that journey turned potentially deadly.
December 1, 2020
These Visa Recipients Are Stuck in the US And Demanding Their Rights
J-1 recipients say the visa program is as an unregulated pipeline for temporary migrant labor that props up the US hospitality industry.
May 26, 2020
Trump’s Gutter Politics Just Keep Getting Nastier
His administration is paddling ever deeper into the swamp of xenophobia and vicious slander against political enemies.
August 12, 2019
With Trump’s New ‘Public Charge’ Rules, the War on Immigrants Just Got a Whole Lot Worse
They will allow immediate deportation of millions of immigrants who receive government benefits.
July 15, 2019
Trump Can Always Find Someone Worse
To replace a disgraced secretary of labor, Trump has elevated a sweatshop lobbyist.
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April 19, 2017
Donald Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Initiative Is a Lie
His executive order is full of loopholes designed to protect Wall Street and multinational corporations—at the expense of American workers.
February 2, 2017
Hundreds of New York Bodegas Are on Strike Today Against Trump’s Muslim Ban
The Yemeni-American diaspora is hitting back against the new administration’s Islamophobic travel ban.
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October 27, 2016
Exploding Phones Are Just One of Samsung’s Safety Liabilities
The tech giant’s workforce labors in dire and sometimes fatal conditions.
August 5, 2016
Women Day Laborers Are Tired of Waiting for Work, and for Justice
In Brooklyn, a new study shows that women face an underground labor market fraught with hidden risks.
August 1, 2016
Free Trade Is Killing Colombian Labor Activists
Workers attempting to exercise their rights have suffered at least 1,466 threats and acts of violence since the trade deal went into effect in 2012.