Undocumented Worker News

Restauranteur Convicted of Paying Undocumented Worker Pauper’s Wages

Ukiah, CA: Examples of how the undocumented worker, so valued to the California economy and protected with a basket of rights housed within California law, continues to be abused abound. Regardless of whether, or not an immigrant possesses legal documentation does not preclude an undocumented worker the basic right of fairness.

June 27, 2017

The Value of the Undocumented Worker in California Can’t Be Overstated

Los Angeles, CA: The rhetoric against the undocumented worker has, for now been toned down in the wake of other issues taking more immediate precedence in the Trump White House, while support for the undocumented worker continues to roll through California and the positive impact undocumented immigrants have on the state economy.

May 10, 2017

Apoyo mostrado al trabajador indocumentado está creciendo en California

Palm Desert, CA: Mientras la Administración Trump continúa cazando al trabajador indocumentado de diferentes formas, sigue habiendo una creciente ola de apoyo para los trabajadores indocumentados en California y su papel en la economía del estado. No obviada por los partidarios de los trabajadores indocumentados, tanto en el estado como el país en general fue la debacle que involucró al candidato original del presidente para la Secretaria del Trabajo, Andrew Puzder, el CEO de CKE Restaurant Holdings Inc. (CKE), que admitió el empleo de una trabajadora indocumentada, y no pagar los impuestos legalmente requeridos sobre su salario.

May 4, 2017

The Undocumented Worker Crisis: Trump’s Wall May Not Be Needed

San Diego, CA: A new report about the US undocumented worker supply authored by economists at the University of California San Diego puts a decidedly different spin on the rhetoric coming out of the Trump Administration, and the campaign that led Donald Trump to the White House. Their findings could have an even more lasting impact on the state of California, if their forecasts turn out to be accurate.

April 16, 2017

Support Shown to the Undocumented Worker Growing in California

Palm Desert, CA: As the Trump Administration continues to target, in various efforts the undocumented worker, there remains a growing wave of support for undocumented workers in California and their role in the economy of the state. Not lost on supporters of undocumented workers both in the state and the country overall is the debacle that involved the President’s original nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurant Holdings Inc. (CKE), who admitted employing an undocumented worker, and failing to pay legally-required taxes on her wages.

March 13, 2017

Trump Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants Puts California at Odds with the Feds

Sacramento, CA: While the undocumented worker would feel understandably vulnerable in the face of the most recent crackdown by the Trump Administration on undocumented immigrants, California’s undocumented workers can at least take heart in the existence of various state statutes and laws that protect workers, including updates to laws that came into effect the same month as President Trump was sworn in. Undocumented workers also make up an important part of the state economy overall, translating into a vested interest on the part of the State in the undocumented worker.

February 24, 2017

Los trabajadores indocumentados de California tienen un aliado: el Estado

Davis, CA: A pocas semanas de la inauguración del presidente electo Donald J. Trump, el destino de los trabajadores indocumentados en California sigue siendo incierto si el Sr. Trump decide cumplir sus promesas de campaña y las convierte en políticas reales una vez se instale en la Oficina Oval. La reciente postura del Sr. Trump sobre la instalación de una planta de fabricación en México por Ford Motor Co. resultó en la cancelación de dicha construcción cuando Trump insinuó fuertemente que Ford enfrentaría impuestos masivos por traer carros construidos en México a través de la frontera hacia Estados Unidos.

February 3, 2017

California Undocumented Workers have an Ally in the State

Davis, CA: With the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump mere weeks away, the fate of undocumented workers in California remains tenuous should Mr. Trump carry his campaign rhetoric forward to actual policy once installed in the Oval Office. Mr. Trump’s recent stance on the planned installation of a manufacturing plant in Mexico by Ford Motor Co. resulted in the cancellation of those plans when Trump hinted strongly that Ford would face massive taxation to bring Mexican-built cars across the border into the US.

January 6, 2017

California Vows to Protect Undocumented Workers

Sacramento, CA: Following Donald Trump's election as US president, lawmakers have vowed to protect California's undocumented workers and other illegal immigrants from deportation. The move comes following promises from Trump to deport or incarcerate at least eleven million "criminal" immigrants. The California State Legislature, however, has passed resolutions that would challenge immigration policies that unfairly target or harm undocumented workers.

December 22, 2016

Undocumented Workers Have Rights, Represent Value to California Economy

Sacramento, CA: While undocumented workers and illegal immigrants have been taking a pounding (primarily from the Republican candidate) in the US Presidential election, the fact remains that undocumented workers in California make up ten percent of the State’s overall work force and represents a contribution of $130 billion to the gross domestic product in the State.

October 29, 2016
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