Immigrant Workers in NY Stand Up To Firings and Deportation

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FEATURING MANUEL LEMA AND DIANA MARINO – The Trump Administration has asserted that it is prioritizing the deportations of undocumented convicted felons. But the ramping up of immigration enforcement has deeply impacted ordinary workers. One brutal example is the targeting of factory workers at Tom Cat Bakery in Long Island, New York. After an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, the bakery threatened the largely immigrant workforce with mass firings if they were unable to produce papers. Rather than give in, the workers decided to get organized and are now participating in resistance actions.

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Manuel Lema, a worker at Tom Cat bakery, Diana Marino, Brandworkers Lead Organizer.