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Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant WorkerRights in San Jose and Houston
May 1, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm |
In Conflicting Commitments, Dr. Shannon Gleeson goes beyond the debate over federal immigration policy to examine the complicated terrain of immigrant worker rights. Federal law requires that basic labor standards apply to all workers, yet this principle clashes with increasingly restrictive immigration laws and creates a confusing bureaucratic terrain for local policymakers and labor advocates. Gleeson examines this issue in two of the largest immigrant gateways in the country: San Jose, California, and Houston, Texas.