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A New "U": Organizing Victims And Protecting Immigrant Workers, Leticia M. Saucedo Mar 2008

A New "U": Organizing Victims And Protecting Immigrant Workers, Leticia M. Saucedo

University of Richmond Law Review

This article explores the viability and potential effectiveness of immigration law's U visa to contribute to the protection of groups of workers in substandard and dangerous workplaces. Immigration law has increasingly become an obstacle to the enforcement of employment and labor law to protect immigrant workers.Moreover, employment and labor law, with their individual rights frameworks, have proven blunt instruments in eradicating the type of subordinating, sometimes slave-like conditions of immi-grant workers, especially those in low-wage industries. The federal government recently issued long-awaited regulations govern-ing U nonimmigrant visas for certain crime victims. Several of the enumerated eligible crimes in ...


Introduction: Immigration, Stephen H. Legomsky Jan 2008

Introduction: Immigration, Stephen H. Legomsky

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

The emergence of immigration and refugee law and policy as a key component of mainstream political debate no longer requires elaboration or the citation of authority. By broadening the subject matter of this symposium to embrace all facets of immigration, the editors have attracted several leading scholars whose present contributions collectively illustrate the wide spectrum of migration issues—from admission to expulsion, from substantive policy to procedure, and from the United States to Africa.