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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, DC: The unbridled rhetoric that remains the overriding flavor of the Donald Trump Republican campaign is being tested in the highest court in the land following a hearing of legal arguments in United States v. Texas in April that will not only seal the fate of President Obama’s troubled executive actions on immigration, but will either fan the flames or douse the fire of the presumptive Republican nominee.
Sacramento, CA: While immigration is at the forefront of discussions during the presidential campaign, the plight of undocumented workers and their legal struggles are also an important talking point. And although states may attempt to skirt federal laws - and employers may attempt to ignore federal laws entirely - undocumented workers in California and other states are entitled to some protections, to ensure unethical employers do not take advantage of them.
San Francisco, CA: Julieta Yang’s voice is only one in the wilderness that is the undocumented worker in California. But the single mother of three who hails from the Philippines is an example of the challenges and hurdles faced by the undocumented worker in the state of California.