Chris Weitz-Directed Shorts Detail Alabama Immigration Law

By: Wednesday February 15, 2012 10:21 am

Oscar-nominated writer-director Chris Weitz is known for making popular fare like American Pie, About a Boy and Twilight: New Moon. But last year he made the independent feature A Better Life, which chronicles an undocumented gardener in East LA, as he tries to create better opportunities and a better life for his son. Star Demián [...]

Americans Won’t Do the Jobs Undocumented Workers Do for Pennies

By: Friday October 21, 2011 8:55 am

The Alabama immigration law, HB56, which has led to a flood of Hispanics, both documented and undocumented, leaving the state, offers a test case on whether Americans will take the kind of jobs traditionally given to immigrants. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.9%. There are plenty of unemployed workers available to take jobs doing [...]