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    Immigration Workers Panel Discussion

    Immigrants shared their stories about working without the legal rights of citizens and allegations of abuses at the hands of their employers. Richard Trumka argued there were economic…

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    Immigration and Deportation Policy

    To mark the June 27, 2013, one-year anniversary of the Senate passing immigration reform, the AFL-CIO hosted a forum on the economic and humanitarian impact of inaction on the issue in the…

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    Civil Rights Leaders on the Voting Rights Act

    Civil rights leaders spoke to the press after a meeting with President Obama and Attorney General Holder on the Voting Rights Act. They said they were encouraged, with the Reverend Al…

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    State of Latino America, Panel 1

    Tavis Smiley moderated a panel on the state of Latino America, focusing on issues of concern to the community, civil rights, and inequality. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Immigration Reform

    Leaders of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda announced a national effort to push for comprehensive immigration reform. They discussed the need for a bill that restores the rule…

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    Comite de Jornaleros v. City of Redondo

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco took up the issue of day laborers' First Amendment rights. A special Ninth Circuit 11-judge en banc panel reviewed a ruling that…

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    The Supreme Court and the Constitution

    Panelists talked about the Supreme Court confirmation process for Sonia Sotomayor and how progressives can shape the direction of federal courts. Topics included the composition of the…

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