Two cases of immigrant labor abuses

The Washington Post has been reporting on the plight of 200 Indian workers who paid recruiters a load of money to be sent to the United States to work – and, per what they were told, be in line for green cards. That proved not to be the case: they were given H-2B 10- month visas to rebuild oil rigs for Signal International. The second case involves a building collapse in New York City causing the death of a worker, Lauro Ortega – who happened to be an illegal immigrant. Workers Comp Insider, one of the best sources of information about work injury issues, has been reporting on the Ortega case, which involves negligence and a heinous attitude by the contractor.