The Union Movement and Immigrant Workers

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Tomorrow, the Department of Homeland Security wants to begin a crackdown on the undocumented workers who are often called a threat to America's home-grown labor force. But legal opposition came from what sounds like an unlikely place. The DHS will be notifying employers they have to fire workers who can't clear up problems with social security numbers within 90 days after receiving what are called "no match" letters. Organized labor has filed suit to prevent the program from going into effect. We hear more from Ana Avendano, who directs the Immigrant Worker Program at the AFL-CIO, and Tyche Hendricks, who writes on immigration and Latino affairs for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Credits

Guests:
Ana Avendano - Director of the AFL-CIO's Immigrant Worker Program, Tyche Hendricks - Staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Karen Radziner