Close to 200 farm workers went on strike last week in Washington State to protest working conditions at Sakuma Brothers Farm. The workers, many of them indigenous migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico, are calling for better wages, housing conditions, sick leave, and a stop to discrimination. The move is unprecedented in the state. This program also includes comments on the H2A or guest worker programs included in the immigration reform plans in the nation’s Capitol Hill.
Guest: Rosalinda Guillén, Director, Community to Community Development, Bellingham, WA,http://foodjustice.org.
ALSO, NAPOLITANO AT UC. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has announced she will leave the position in September to become president of the University of California system. UC students and pro-immigrant rights leaders have raised concerns about what this could mean for undocumented students. This program also includes comments on the impact of current deportation policies among immigrant families and communities and on the TRUST Act in California.
Guest: Edna Monroy, Southern California Regional Coordinator, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, Los Angeles, CA.
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