A rights group claims hundreds of migrant workers die in the Middle Eastern country every year from the duress of extreme heat, humidity and poor working conditions.
Laborers were bused in -- some wearing jeans and flip-flops -- and told they had to run the race, which was a failed effort to break the Guinness World Record for the largest marathon.
The Gulf state of Qatar is building sites for the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament on the backs of thousands of Nepalese migrants working in appalling conditions. Dozens died this summer alone, many of them young men felled by heart failure.The Gulf state is building sites for the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament on the backs of thousands of Nepalese migrants.
A recent report by the Pew Hispanic Center revealed that Mexican repatriation from the U.S. between 2005 and 2010 doubled from the previous five years. Roughly 4.4 million immigrants were "deported, removed or returned." Many were separated from their families.
Stephen Colbert is no Elmo -- which is why it was crazy for House Democrats to have him testify before a subcommittee last week about migrant labor.
Immigrant rights groups are voicing their opposition to the president's new migrant worker plan, which would allow undocumented workers to buy $3,500 permits every three years to remain in the country. Democrats and the Catholic Church have also criticized the proposed policy, which is harsher and costlier than a previous proposal supported by Bush.
After paying roughly $2,000 each for work in the Persian Gulf, a group of Sri Lankan migrant workers was taken to Iraq, where they survived a month of imprisonment until they managed to contact the U.N. The International Organization of Migration says worsening conditions in Iraq have encouraged such abuses by labor recruiters.