By Shannon Gleeson

In Conflicting Commitments, Shannon Gleeson is going past the controversy over federal immigration coverage to envision the complex terrain of immigrant employee rights. Federal legislations calls for that simple exertions criteria observe to all employees, but this precept clashes with more and more restrictive immigration legislation and creates a complicated bureaucratic terrain for neighborhood policymakers and hard work advocates. Gleeson examines this factor in of the biggest immigrant gateways within the state: San Jose, California, and Houston, Texas.

Conflicting Commitments unearths towns with very various methods to addressing the exploitation of immigrant workers-both related to the strategic coordination of various bureaucratic agents, yet in strikingly alternative ways. Drawing at the genuine existence debts of standard employees, federal, country, and native govt officers, group organizers, and consular employees, Gleeson argues that neighborhood political contexts subject for shielding undocumented staff particularly. delivering a wealthy description of the bureaucratic minefields of work legislation, and the explosive politics of immigrant rights, Gleeson exhibits how the teachings discovered from San Jose and Houston can tell types for upholding hard work and human rights within the United States.

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