Immigrants Lose Jobs at American Apparel, and other news

By The News Sep 04, 2009

photo credit: racoles Immigration Probe Tied To American Apparel Layoffs Following a probe made by U.S. immigration authorities, clothing company American Apparel Inc. will lay off more than a quarter of its workforce in Los Angeles. In July, the company was notified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that 1,600 of its 5,600 employees may be undocumented. ACLU Stand By Latinos in Loitering Charge The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia is demanding that loitering charges be dropped against three Latino men gathered outside their apartment complex. ACLU believes that the loitering ordinance that the Latino men were charged for violating is "unconstitutionally vague" and violates a part of the 4th amendment. Billy Graham Group Sued For Discrimination A black woman is suing the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, believing that she was discriminated against after being laid off for her complaint on the organization’s lack of outreach toward Black churches. CA Latinos Least Prepared for Emergencies According to a report by Drexel University in Sacramento, California’s underrepresented communities, particularly Latinos, are the least prepared in responding to emergencies such as floods, fires, and diseases. Due to persisting cultural and language barriers, Latinos have difficulty accessing information on emergencies that are primarily presented in English.