Wednesday, December 19, 2012

U.N. Investigation of Migrant Worker Rights Sought

A national coalition of 28 legal-aid and social service organizations has submitted a complaint to the United Nations asking for an investigation of migrant farmworker labor camps in the United States. Specifically, the complaint argues that farmworkers living in labor camps are being denied visits by legal and other social service providers, which is a violation of international human rights law. It is the first time that a joint complaint by social service organizations has been submitted to the UN, for a special inquiry into a domestic human rights issue. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.