The ‘Libre Initiative’ is one of the Kochs’ many political action groups dedicated to advancing “economic freedom.”
Category: Immigration & Labor
Firebombing Rattles Latino Immigrants on New York’s Long Island
Central Long Island has seen an influx of Latino immigrants, lured by steady work in landscaping and construction.
In Florida, Puerto Rico’s Economic Pain Could Be Democrats’ Electoral Gain
Puerto Ricans are leaving the island’s financial crisis for Florida, where they can vote in presidential elections.
Is Ted Cruz Right that Immigration Drives Down Wages?
Studies from conservative and liberal think tanks say immigration’s effect on wages tends to be very small, and on average, modestly positive.
Mexico Criticized for Treatment of Central American Refugees
Central American immigrants find passing through Mexico as dangerous as crossing the U.S. border.
How Trump’s Targeting of High-Tech Immigrants Damages the Economy
An executive order would make it more difficult for U.S. companies to recruit skilled immigrants.
Desperate African Refugees Stranded in Spain, Just Short of Europe
Ceuta is an enclave tucked between Morocco and the Strait of Gibraltar.
Hillary: Immigration Reform Could Add ‘Hundreds of Billions of Dollars’ to U.S. Economy
Clinton makes the economic case for immigration reform that allows some undocumented immigrants to remain in the country.
Immigration Reform Is Derailed by 9/11 Terrorism Attacks
Congress and President Bush appeared poised to move forward on a comprehensive immigration reform bill — until the attacks of 9/11.
Steelworkers Face Off Against Kaiser Aluminum
More than 2,900 Kaiser Aluminum employees in Louisiana, Washington and Ohio have been on strike for 20 months.
U.S. Terrorism Crackdown Snags Visiting Journalists
Confused by tougher enforcement procedures, an increasing number of foreign journalists traveling fromRead More
Meatpackers charged with smuggling immigrants to work in Midwest plants
Immigrant and union leaders say meatpackers are bringing Mexicans, Central Americans into the U.S. to work for sub-standard wages.
Verizon workers strike over right to organize company’s new wireless employees
More than 87,000 Verizon workers are striking for the right to organize the company’s non-union wireless employees.
Garment-Workers’ Union Pushes Back Against Sweatshop Abuse
Union members see federal bill as a way to protect their jobs as retailers seek legal cover.
Support Grows for Broad Compromise on Immigration Reform
Immigration and labor groups push President Bush to pass sweeping reforms. Eliseo MedinaRead More
Minorities Hammer Construction Unions
In clipped chants that reveal the accents from their native country, a groupRead More