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Undocumented Immigration In California

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NPR's Maria Hinojosa Shares Stories From Cab Rides

March 8, 2016

She loves to talk with cab drivers when she travels and see the world through their experience: Maria Hinojosa, host of Latino USA on NPR and other programs, will spend some time in northern California this week.

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Inside Look: Undocumented Workers Employed In The Shadows Of Restaurants

February 1, 2016 | Lesley McClurg

Washing dishes at a restaurant is hot, and grimy work. Plus, it’s low pay and often undependable. It’s estimated that 28 to 40 percent of dishwashers are living in California illegally. Why do some employers turn a blind eye?

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New California Laws 2016

New Calif. Law Prohibits Discrimination Based on Immigration Status

December 30, 2015 | Lesley McClurg

A new California law provides civil rights protections to undocumented workers, or non-English speakers.