Immigration News Blog
Friday, September 08, 2006
Dangerous jobs take toll on illegal immigrantsDangerous jobs take toll on illegal immigrants
Source: Charlotte Observer
Much of the furor over immigration reform has been about whether undocumented workers like Mario should be allowed to stay in the U.S. or made to leave. But beyond that debate lies an undeniable fact: They face disproportionate dangers on the job.
For most Americans, the workplace is much safer than it was a decade ago. This is not the case for many Latinos, who remain trapped in an earlier, more brutal era of industrialization. They lead throwaway lives, and their plight is nearly invisible because so many live in the shadows.
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