Monday, July 6

Possible changes to DACA create uncertainty for undocumented students

(Cat Nordstrom/Daily Bruin)


There may be negative consequences if the Supreme Court decides to scale back or terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, said UCLA faculty. Experts in labor studies, urban planning and law said ending DACA, the program that defers deportation for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as minors, will have adverse effects on DACA recipients, immigrant communities and on society as a whole.

UCLA Labor Center releases report detailing challenges facing student workers

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the difficulties students with jobs face, a UCLA report found. The UCLA Labor Center and the Dolores Huerta Labor Institute released a report and supplemental brief June 23, which looked at the challenges faced by working students at public colleges and universities in Los Angeles County and how these students have been affected by COVID-19. Read more...

Supreme Court ruling only first step for LGBTQ+ community according to UCLA faculty

A Supreme Court decision to protect employees from sexuality and gender-based discrimination is a step in the right direction, UCLA faculty said. The June 15 decision ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity would be protected under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of several categories, including sex and race. Read more...

Annual report finds 13% increase in people experiencing homelessness in LA County

Los Angeles County experienced a nearly 13% increase in the number of individuals experiencing homelessness since last year, according to a June 12 report. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, an independent authority created by the city and county of Los Angeles, found that 66,436 people are experiencing homelessness in the county, a 12.7% rise from last year’s report. Read more...

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