Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants lacks guidelines for businesses that hire them

ABA Journal While President Donald Trump’s administration is cracking down on illegal immigration, with stepped up deportations and proposing a wall on the border of Mexico, it has done nothing to address what some immigration officials for decades have considered the biggest problem: lax or nonenforcement of laws that penalize employers who hire undocumented workers, the Los Angeles Times reports. In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act, signed by President Ronald Reagan, attacked the problem of illegal immigration from three angles: It gave amnesty and residency to about 3 million undocumented immigrants, beefed up border enforcement and made it
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San Diego County and its biggest union clash in contract talks

San Diego Union Tribune Negotiations between San Diego County government and its largest labor union have hit a major snag because of a disagreement over who and how many people can be at the bargaining table, a disruption that could possibly impact thousands of employees. The county and Service Employees International Union, Local 221, a labor organization that represents more than 10,000 of the government’s 17,000 employees, have filed unfair practice charges against each other before bargaining sessions could dive into talks on pay, benefits, pensions and other matters that make up the meat of a labor contract. The county
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With us… And against us

San Diego City Beat While Councilmember Chris Ward works for equal pay, congressional reps duck the people With us…  There were many lessons to take away from the San Diego Women’s March back in January. These lessons were not lost on City Councilmember Chris Ward (District 3), who last week formally announced a proposal for a San Diego Equal Pay Ordinance. The ordinance, if passed, would require that any contractor with a city contract certify that they are providing equal pay based on gender and ethnicity. What’s more, it will better protect workers and whistleblowers who wish to discuss pay without
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LACK OF HOURS HITS MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

Tens of thousands of San Diego’s low wage workers got raises today, but boosting the minimum wage from $9 to $10 per hour won’t do much against the region’s high cost of living. Nichanora Montenegro got a raise today, to the new minimum wage. “Honestly, the $10 per hour minimum wage does not make an impact to home care workers like me,” she said. |Read Original Article| She said she’ll hardly notice the increase. Nichanora’s pay is getting bumped from $9.85 to $10 an hour. The incremental boost means she’ll still struggle to pay her bills. “I barely make it,”
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SAN DIEGO POVERTY RATE REMAINS UNCHANGED

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The rate of San Diegans living below the federal poverty line last year was about the same as the year before, the Center on Policy Initiatives reported Thursday. |Read Original Article| The CPI said figures from the U.S. Census Bureau showed 15.7 percent of San Diego residents lived below the poverty line in 2014 — set by the federal government at $12,316 a year for a single person or $24,008 combined income for two adults with two children. That compares to 15.8 percent in 2013. Also, 20.4 percent of children in the city were living in
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POVERTY RATE IN SAN DIEGO REMAINS STEADY

The rate of San Diegans living below the federal poverty line last year was about the same as the year before, the Center on Policy Initiatives reported Thursday. |Read Original Article| The Center on Policy Initiatives said figures from the U.S. Census Bureau showed 15.7 percent of San Diego residents lived below the poverty line in 2014 — set by the federal government at $12,316 a year for a single person or $24,008 combined income for two adults with two children. That compares to 15.8 percent in 2013. Also, 20.4 percent of children in the city were living in families under the
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SAN DIEGO’S WORKING POOR UNABLE TO ESCAPE POVERTY DESPITE ECONOMIC GROWTH

By R. Stickney Despite five years of economic growth in San Diego, the number of poor remains unchanged according to a new report. Low wages and part-time work are keeping San Diego’s poorest families from getting out of poverty, a new survey suggests.   |Read Original Article| Data from the 2014 American Community Survey released Thursday shows 15.7 percent of the City of San Diego’s population lives below the federal poverty line. The Federal Poverty Threshold is $12,316 a year for a single person or $24,008 combined income for two adults with two children. The 2014 numbers are basically unchanged from the
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NIVEL DE POBREZA SE MANTIENE EN SD A PESAR DE CREACIÓN DE EMPLEOS.

SAN DIEGO, California(PH) El 15% de los residentes de San Diego viven bajo el nivel de pobreza federal, al igual que el año previo, a pesar de la creación de empleos, de acuerdo a un nuevo reporte del Censo de Estados Unidos, publicado este jueves. |Read Original Article| El nivel de pobreza fue de 15.7% en el 2014 en San Diego, indica el reporte, que fue casi igual que en el 2013 cuando se registró que el 15.8% de la población vivía bajo el nivel federal de pobreza. El nivel de pobreza es un salario anual menor al de 12
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LA POBREZA LASTIMA INCLUSO A PERSONAS CON EMPLEO

Pese a que el Condado de San Diego registra índices de recuperación económica y generación de empleos, todavía miles de familias dependen de préstamos para solventar sus deudas.   |Read Original Article| De acuerdo con un reporte publicado por el Centro de Iniciativas Políticas (CPI), dichos indicadores no se han visto reflejados en comunidades de escasos recursos, pues el número de personas que viven en la pobreza continúa en aumento. El año pasado, el índice de pobreza se mantuvo alrededor del 15.8 por ciento, lo que representa que alrededor de 212 000 personas en San Diego viven por debajo del
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