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Below is a small sample of earlier press releases.
U.S. Depts. of Labor & Homeland Security Issue New Enforcement MOU
The U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security today published a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the departments to better protect the rights of immigrant workers while on the job. The agreement, which had not been updated since 1998, represents an initial step to minimize retaliation against immigrant workers. Here is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (PDF) ››
Fired D.C. Chipotle Workers Fight Back
Flanked by community members, advocates, and D.C. Council members, victims of Chipotle’s Washington-area mass firings gathered to denounce the burrito chain’s disregard for recently terminated workers who had dedicated years of service to the company. The immigrant men and women were terminated without notice, ostensibly due to discrepancies in their work authorization documents. The workers handed Chipotle management a letter requesting that the company provide them with two weeks’ wages, the amount of time they should have received to correct their paperwork.
LETTER (PDF) ››
VIDEO FROM DEMONSTRATION (YOUTUBE) ››
Calif. Supreme Court Issues Ruling in Martinez v. Regents of the University of California, California’s AB 540 Lawsuit
The California Supreme Court has issued its decision in Martinez v. Regents of the University of California, rejecting a challenge to AB 540, a California law that allows students who have attended California high schools for three years and received their diploma or GED to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities in California. Analysis of AB 540 has found that 70 percent of the students covered by this law in the UC system are U.S. citizens or documented immigrants.