Simón Rios

Correspondent

Advocates for temporary workers are celebrating a decision by the National Labor Relations Board to broaden the definition of joint employers — a move that could bring many temp workers closer to collective bargaining. One of the first to join a union following the new rule is a group of Guatemalans in New Bedford, Mass. Arriving from all over New England and New York, a fleet of trucks delivers endless loads of spent rubber to the New Bedford tire yard. A shredder feeds a conveyor belt that...

President Barack Obama has set a record number of deportations last fiscal year, removing nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants. Despite this, a new administration policy set in August allows undocumented immigrants without criminal records to stay in the United States. Seven months ago 19-year old Juan Valdez had to appear in a Nashua courtroom for driving without a license. The Manchester resident had been undocumented since he came to the U-S from Mexico at age three. When Immigration and...