Currently, the California legislature is considering a bill that would grant legal status in the form of work permits for the tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants working in the agriculture and food service industries.
Artist Ramiro Gomez says he wants people to stop and think about the labor force that takes care of the things we value the most: our families and our homes.
Hispanics will account for three-quarters of the growth in the nation’s labor force from 2010 to 2020, according to new projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Most immigrants, after they have been in the labor force for a few years, either move up the ladder or start their own business. Current research shows that Hispanic-owned businesses continue to outpace the national average by a 3:1 ratio