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MinKwon in the News

민권센터 네일살롱 근로자 워크숍 개최

민권센터는 26일 플러싱의 사무실에서 네일살롱 근로자 워크숍을 개최했다. 이날 워크숍에선 면허 위생과 안전 임금 등과 관련된 기존 규정과 새로운 법률에 의거한 규정들이 상세하게 설명됐다.

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The nail salon bill is now law!

The MinKwon Center for Community Action has worked with the Governor’s office from the beginning of this process to ensure that the coming changes would protect vulnerable immigrant workers as well as supporting immigrant small-business owners. In the final weeks of the legislative session, the MinKwon Center pushed to improve the language in the proposed bill by eliminating language that leads to the criminalization of employers for hiring non-registered trainees or unlicensed workers. With strong advocacy by the MinKwon Center and other advocates, this language that would have led to unintended consequences in the workforce was eliminated in the final version of the proposed bill.

“Real change in the industry is possible,” said Grace Shim, Executive Director of the MinKwon Center for Community Action. “We must continue to develop comprehensive and sensible solutions by educating both owners and workers, making laws more accessible especially among limited-English-proficient small business owners, and regulating toxic substances used in the industry. Finally, we must fix our broken immigration system and provide a pathway to citizenship for the many undocumented workers. To do anything otherwise creates a perpetual underclass of easily exploited immigrant workers.”

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“이민 행정명령 조속 시행하라”

이민 행정명령이 텍사스 연방법원의 가처분 결정으로 5개월째 중단되고 있는 가운데 연방항소법원의 첫 심리가 10일 시작되면서 뉴욕을 비롯한 미 전국에서 대규모 시위가 열렸다...

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