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Immigration Raids Causing Fear Among Many in N.O. Area

The New Orleans Advocate recently reported on immigration raids in the metro area that are sparking both fear and protest. “People in southern Louisiana should especially understand the need for immigration reform, said [Susan] Weishar [migration specialist of the Jesuit Social Research Institute], noting that a 2006 study found that more than half of the workforce rebuilding the region after Hurricane Katrina was Latino and that half of those workers were undocumented.”

“Erika Zucker, a policy advocate at Loyola’s Workplace Justice Project, which helps low-wage workers collect their wages, said the raids make undocumented workers less likely to assert their right to be paid for work they’ve done.” Find the full story here.

Helping Small Businesses Grow: Contractor Workshop

The Workplace Justice Project is working together with Puentes New Orleans and the Good Work Network to present an educational workshop for local contractors.  The workshop is free of charge and includes interpretation for Spanish speakers.

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It will take place on Wednesday January 30th, from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at The Chase Incubator, 2028 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113

 If interested, please register by clicking here or by calling Miranda Stramel at 504-861 5571.