New York Times: Despite City Crackdown, Immigrants Still Are Often Cheated by Job Agencies
By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ
Published: May 15, 2011
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Some state lawmakers are proposing legislation to increase fines against employment agencies to $500, from $100, for each day a violation continues, and to make it a misdemeanor to accumulate three or more violations in a five-year span.
Removing NY from flawed program will make state safer, more just
(Albany, NY) – Today, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) commended Governor Andrew Cuomo on his strong leadership, following the governor’s decision to rescind New York’s participation in “Secure Communities,” a highly flawed program that has caused anxiety and insecurity around our state.
SUNY trustees unanimously passed resolution calling for Dream Act policies in New York
(New York, NY) – Today, the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution calling for legislation that would allow for undocumented immigrants to have the same access to tuition assistance, loans, and in-state tuition rates as every other student in New York State. Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement:
Currently lacking basic labor protections, farmworkers would receive weekly day off, workers’ compensation, sanitary working conditions, and other important rights
(New York, NY) – Senator Adriano Espaillat and advocates for New York’s farmworkers called for the passage of the Farmworkers Bill of Rights, a critical piece of legislation which will help end brutal working conditions for farmworkers across the state.
The fire raging just steps from City College was huge and damaging, and took 200 firefighters many long hours to bring it under control. No one died, but it wreaked havoc in the lives of dozens of families.