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Rep. Judy Chu stands up for POWER Act protections – 2/5/13

“Immigrant workers in my district regularly face exploitation at the hands of their employers. They’re threatened with deportation when they stand up for their labor rights.”

Watch POWER Act co-sponsor Rep. Judy Chu lift up the need for strong worker protections in immigrant reform during the U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearings on immigration on Feb. 5, 2013.

Workers on the Front Lines

josueAfter Hurricanes Gustav and Ike forced people living on the Gulf Coast to evacuate, I was recruited to work along with 11 other workers from a day-laborer corner in New Orleans. The employer promised us good work, fair wages, safe conditions and housing in Texas. We believed him. When we arrived in Beaumont, we were horrified...
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