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Over the border and into the maw of the machine

Immigrants face untold dangers on the job. They are more likely than native-born Americans to work in hazardous occupations, such as agriculture and construction, and may perform riskier tasks. Especially if they're undocumented, their employers may be cutting corners on safety. A reporter who has written about immigrants who suffered horrendous workplace injuries, a lawyer for an agency dedicated to protecting workers, and an organizer who's seen firsthand what happens in the construction industry talk about the rights of immigrants in the workplace, the hazards they face on the job, and how you can track down good stories on this under-recognized public safety issue.

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