Jacinta Gonzalez, an organizer with the Congress of Day Laborers in New Orleans, tells a story about the abuse of workers rebuilding the city after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. She once met a man who went to his employer’s house to demand payment for his labor on a construction site after the employer stiffed him of his dues. The man’s boss came at him, swinging a hammer. The worker immediately called the police.
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Is Denver a sanctuary city? American Constitution Party candidate for governor Tom Tancredo says it is. Democratic nominee and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper says it is not. When asked for the basis of his claims, Tancredo spokesman Leo Jankowski said Denver Executive Order 116, signed by Mayor Wellington Webb in 1998, makes Denver a sanctuary city.
A House Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday morning highlighted the sharp divide in Congress over illegal immigration and what should be done about it, presaging the difficult fight ahead when Congress eventually begins to tackle proposals for comprehensive immigration reform.
Increased public attention on illegal immigration and ramped up enforcement measures are taking a toll on Latinos in the U.S. A new report from the Pew Hispanic Center finds nearly two-thirds of native- and foreign-born Latino adults say the failure…