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Philadelphia: Massive protests erupt against Trump’s appearance at “Republican Retreat,” January 26, 2017.

Protesters took the Philadelphia Center City streets on Jan 26 in two large demonstrations as Trump and the GOP met to plan their attacks on the working class in the coming year.

Photos by Joe Piette

If you don’t support WOC, muslim women, women with disabilities, LGBT+ women, jewish women, immigrant women, sex workers & poor women, you’re not a feminist and you’re doing nothing for the feminist movement. Go home.
Alabama immigration: crops rot as workers vanish to avoid crackdown | US news | The Guardian

georgia was just the start and now it’s gaining traction.

Brian Cash can put a figure to the cost of Alabama’s new immigration law: at least $100,000. That’s the value of the tomatoes he has personally ripening out in his fields and that are going unpicked because his Hispanic workforce vanished literally overnight.

For generations, Cash’s family have farmed 125 acres atop the Chandler mountain, a plateau in the north of the state about nine miles long and two miles wide. It’s perfect tomato-growing country – the soil is sandy and rich, and the elevation provides a breeze that keeps frost at bay and allows early planting.

For four months every year he employs almost exclusively Hispanic male workers to pick the harvest. This year he had 64 men out in the fields.
Then HB56 came into effect, the new law that makes it a crime not to carry valid immigration documents and forces the police to check on anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally.


Black activists rally for domestic workers, immigrants — just outside the Women’s March

  • If there was one major concern of some black activists regarding Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, it was that the voices of the most marginalized women of color didn’t have prominent billing.
  • That’s why a group of women and men representing domestic workers, undocumented immigrants and the working poor met less than a mile from the march’s rallying point to elevate their voices. 
  • They supported the march, but wanted to affirm their cause, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump, who they see as a direct threat.
  • “This is a march that should highlight our voices, the grassroots,” Melissa Miles, an organizer of the social justice agency Ironbound Community Corporation in Newark, New Jersey, said at a rally in Garfield Park. “That’s why we’re over here.” Read more

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Yemeni bodega workers in New York rally around being American, Muslim and proud

  • An estimated 1,000 Yemeni-American-run businesses, restaurants and bodegas in New York’s five boroughs shut their doors at noon Thursday for eight hours in an act of protest against Trump’s recently imposed travel restrictions.
  • And as night fell on the rally at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall scheduled to take place in tandem with Thursday’s bodega closings, show up they did — by the thousands, waving American flags and bearing signs that declared “We need justice.” Read more
Alabama immigration: crops rot as workers vanish to avoid crackdown
The day before harsh new laws came into effect, Brian Cash had 65 Hispanic men picking tomatoes. Now he has none
By Ed Pilkington

One of the downsides of trying to run undocumented migrants out of America is that there is no one left to do the hard work of farming.  As all Americans are about to find out when their grocery bills skyrocket…
Trump’s anti-immigration stance could result in a $60 billion food shortage
By Leanna Garfield


Donald Trump has been very clear about his intentions to deport an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US and build a wall along the southern border.

Besides the human cost, Trump’s anti-immigration stance could also strain American farms. Of the 1.5 to 2 million people working in agriculture today, at least 50% to 70% of farm workers are undocumented, according to a recent report by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

If the agriculture sector were to eliminate all undocumented workers, the US would be left with a $30 to $60 billion food production loss, the researchers write.

Retail food prices would increase by 5% to 6% on average, with some categories seeing higher jumps than others. For example, the National Milk Producers Federation expects a 90% increase in milk prices if the country removes the immigrant labor supply, Modern Farmer reports.

The report also states that few US workers would be able to fill these farm labor jobs, mainly because they are grueling. Shifts in 100-degree Farenheit weather over 12-hour shifts without overtime pay are common. The demand for farm labor far exceeds the local supply of workers who are skilled, legal citizens, according to the AFBF report. This is especially true in agriculture-heavy parts of states like California and Texas.


Day Without Immigrants protest inspires restaurants across the country to halt service Thursday

  • As more restaurateurs and chefs speak out against the Trump White House, the culture and privilege of dining out has become inseparable with issues regarding immigration reform.
  • Following suit, a planned Thursday protest, entitled A Day Without Immigrants, will leave plenty of food service establishments and hospitality businesses unstaffed by the immigrants who help these institutions run on a day-to-day basis.
  • Many D.C. restaurants are planning to close or curtail service. Read more (2/15/17 7:13 PM)

Taco trucks form a wall outside Trump’s Las Vegas hotel in protest

The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 is building a border wall of taco trucks around the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas to protest against Trump’s racist and anti-Mexican remarks, as well as, the unfair treatment of his immigrant workers. The hotel itself treated workers horribly.

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But the worst part about Trump’s love for Operation Wetback is that it means he doesn’t even understand why it had an impact. The immigration plan was, in fact, two-pronged. The “send them back” hard-ass military approach didn’t work that well (and didn’t do the country any favors, reputation-wise). The true success came in its less-publicized dealings, wherein the U.S. and Mexican governments worked together to curb illegal immigration by making legal immigration easier. Most of the undocumented immigrants “stamped out” by the disgustingly named operation weren’t deported; they simply “disappeared” by becoming full-fledged American citizens.

None of that even matters, however, since the kind of immigration Trump wants to solve is completely different from what it was 60 years ago. Back then, most undocumented immigrants were seasonal workers who would routinely make trips back and forth from Mexico. Today, most undocumented immigrants live and work in America full-time, and roughly 80 percent of them pay more taxes than the president-elect has in decades. But they weren’t born in America, so fuck them.

5 Reasons Trump’s Immigration Plan Is A Goddamn Mess

Here’s the history of undocumented immigrants working for President Trump’s companies

  • According to court records, back in 1980, Trump employed undocumented Polish workers to demolish the building that occupied the site where he would erect Trump Tower.
  • According to Time:
    • “The men were putting in 12-hour shifts with inadequate safety equipment at subpar wages that their contractor paid sporadically, if at all. A lawyer for many of the Poles demanded that the workers be paid or else he would serve Trump with a lien on the property.”
  • Trump has long acknowledged that undocumented workers helped build Trump Tower, but he continues to deny he knew about it at the time.
  • According to testimony and depositions, Trump was personally involved in hiring the workers and paying (or, more accurately, not paying) them. Read more (2/13/17 5:20 PM)
Can I become a social worker in Canada if I got my degree in the states?

If I move to Canada and had my degree in the USA can I get a job there or do I need to go to college in Canada and get my degree again? Is it possible to just retake my exam for a license?
Cause honestly fuck living in the states. It’s getting to scary and I’m not going back to mexico. Too much bad blood with bad family there. I’ll be dead in a week. If anyone can help please I need to know what I have to do.

A day in the life a White Supremacist

  1. Walk into supermarket.
  2. Notice Tescos have put in twenty automated checkouts where there used to be fully staffed conveyors. There is one non-white British person running the handbasket till. 
  3. Blame immigrants for taking all the jobs.
STARBUCKS CEO: We're going to hire 10,000 refugees
Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz sent out a company-wide letter following Trump’s decision to sign an executive order that bans citizens of seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States. The executive order, signed on Friday, temporarily halts citizens from Iran

“A number of CEOs, including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, have knocked Trump’s decision to sign the orders.

Schultz’s letter went on to detail some of the actions the company is taking, including plans to hire 10,000 refugees.“We have a long history of hiring young people looking for opportunities and a pathway to a new life around the world. This is why we are doubling down on this commitment by working with our equity market employees as well as joint venture and licensed market partners in a concerted effort to welcome and seek opportunities for those fleeing war, violence, persecution and discrimination,” 

Schultz wrote.He continued: “There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business. And we will start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where our military has asked for such support.”