Sworn statement from a 15-year-old boy from Mexico, on his experience while being held in an immigrant detention facility in Virginia for nine months. His and other children's claims of abuse have led the governor to call for an investigation.
Aubrey Vincent, sales manager for Lindy’s Seafood, a crab wholesaler on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Lindy's and other "picking houses" rely on seasonal Mexican laborers with H2-B visas to process the crab harvest. But the federal government this year changed the way it distributes those visas, moving from a first-come, first-served system to a lottery. Half the state's crab houses failed to get visas, leaving them without any workers for the upcoming season. One seafood wholesaler previously told the Baltimore Sunthat "this is going to cause the price of crab meat to go out of sight. There’s not going to be hardly any Maryland crab meat."
Diana Ramirez, deputy co-director of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a nationwide advocacy group and the leader of an effort in Washington, D.C., to end the practice of allowing restaurants and bars to pay below-mimimum wages and make up the difference in tips. D.C. residents will vote Tuesday on whether to repeal the so-called tip credit. Restaurants have said the added workforce expense would put many eateries out of business.