Anxiety and fear in a tiny town Immigrant communities across California have been rattled by news of increased raids and detainments by the Trump administration. In Arvin, an agricultural town near Bakersfield, the fear is particularly intense. Locals there say everyday life is all about hiding in plain sight. Karen Foshay reports.
Troubled waters: The secret world of arbitration Imagine losing a limb, going blind or almost dying on the job. And then imagine not being able to hold those responsible accountable. Welcome to the largely secret world of arbitration. It’s routinely used by companies worldwide to keep injured workers out of courts and out of the public eye.
Troubled waters: Low wages on the high seas Seafarers move millions of people and billions of goods around the world every year. It’s always been a dangerous profession, and that’s why it’s had global protections for hundreds of years. But some of those are unraveling thanks to a private system of justice that some say is anything but just.
Burned: Trafficking At only nine years old, "Diana" struggled under the weight of heavy food trays at a local pupusería in Pacoima. Often thought to be a relative working for family, Diana was in fact a victim of child labor trafficking. Purchased by a family friend for $10,000, she was smuggled into the US from El Salvador.
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