immigration

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With immigration at the forefront of national debate, Jim Stimpson decided it was time to do a little more digging.

As immigration legislation passes the Senate Judiciary Committee, a report demonstrates why agricultural employers consider a guest worker program to be so important; Bangladesh garment workers win important improvements; and OSHA penalizes an energy company for firing an employee who raised safety concerns about a nuclear-energy project.

Worker safety provisions in Senate immigration reform bill

A quick review of the bi-partisan Senate immigration reform bill reveals a few provisions related to workplace safety.

All-time high migrant death rate along US-Mexico border: prevention in immigration reform?

The death rate among individuals crossing illegally the U.S.-Mexico border reached an all-time high in 2012. Focusing on labor law enforcement, rather than border enforcement, could be a solution to the death toll.

Occupational Health News Roundup

President Obama will likely nominate Thomas Perez, currently assistant US attorney general for civil rights, to head the Department of Labor; a new report describes exploitation of undocumented workers; and children working in India’s coal mines face on-the-job hazards while missing out on education.

Denying undocumented immigrants access to the ACA’s main avenues for the uninsured has implications for the hospitals and health centers that serve uninsured people.