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Arizona Immigration Law Dealing with Day Laboers Partially Blocked by Court

Arizona’s immigration law, SB1070, which became effective on July 2010, was partially blocked due to an immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic for day service on the streets. continue reading »

Federal Court Ruling Could Give Relief to Day Laborers

Finding work on the streets without getting arrested by the police might get easier for day laborers in Arizona under a new federal court decision. On Sept. 16, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 9-2 that a 1989 Redondo Beach, Calif. anti-solicitation ordinance aimed at day laborers was unconstitutional, because it "regulates significantly more speech than is necessary to achieve the city's purpose of improving traffic safety and traffic flow." continue reading »

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Favor of Day Laborer Rights

Today, in a precedent-setting 9-2 decision in favor of day laborers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's decision in Comité de Jornaleros de Redondo Beach v. City of Redondo Beach, striking down the City of Redondo Beach's anti-solicitation ordinance as a "facially unconstitutional restriction on speech." continue reading »

Study: Day Laborers in New Jersey being Robbed, Injured and Beaten

Day Laborers in New Jersey are being “robbed, injured and beaten with impunity because of weak, under enforced and antiquated labor laws” states a report released Monday by Seton Hall University. continue reading »

Hard Work, Tough Lessons

In light of the rampant xenophobia in this country, I reflect on the lessons that I learned as a tween day laborer many years ago. Working alongside Latino immigrant men during a hot summer in Malibu, I learned firsthand the trials and tribulations of manual labor. continue reading »