Tag: Transnational Worker Rights Clinic

Houston’s Sudden Labor Crisis Tests the Politics of Immigration

Excerpt… Bill Beardall, executive director of the Equal Justice Center in Austin, Texas, which will represent poor and undocumented workers in the rebuilding, said he expects a “Wild West of unregulated labor markets.” “It will take shape to do the urgent cleanup work of pretty dirty, nasty, contaminated kinds of places in the immediate post-rescue […]

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Student 6

The clinic and the EJC put me back in touch with a side of me that had been neglected since I became a law student. When I was an undergrad, I was consistently involved with social/political issues, and always on the “liberal” side, if you will. Law school really killed that, perhaps because I was […]

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Student 5

The Transnational Workers Rights Clinic has definitely improved my understandings of the plight of low wage immigrant workers. Many times I have been standing in line in a bank or store and come across immigrants who cannot cash their checks because bank accounts have been closed or because of insufficient funds. Everyone who sees this […]

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Student 4

As the son of a Mexican immigrant, I am well aware of the opportunity that the US provides for transnational laborers. As a result of this opportunity I grew up in a privileged environment in comparison with my father’s upbringing. I am happy to give back. It has been a fantastic experience, I’m glad I […]

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Student 3

What has been most important to me about the Clinic is that the legal work takes place in the context of a community of values. As a Clinic student, it’s not just about getting back wages for this client, but about this client and myself working together because of a shared vision of what we […]

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Student 2

In talking to the workers, knowing about the international labor situation helps. They are very interested in comparing the U.S. system of protections to other countries. It helps them see they are not the only exploitable workforce…It is very helpful for us as students too, because seeing the global picture makes it easier to separate […]

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Student 1

My work at the EJC and the Clinic has been the most rewarding experience of law school thus far. Aside from the practical skills I acquired, I learned that the practice of law is not nearly as terrifying as I had imagined. The best thing about the Clinic is that one is given the opportunity […]

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