After 27 years in the United States Cristina Perrone and her husband, Pablo Perrone, are finally obtaining lawful permanent residency (LPR) status. The Employee Rights Center and the Law Office of Sarah Loftin have been representing Cristina and Pablo pro bono since 2009. The family got Cristina’s application fees for LPR status and her application is “in the works.” It is truly a “Happy New Year” for the Perrone family, our Center and Attorney Sarah Loftin! With the administrative reforms enacted by President Obama this fall, millions more immigrants will have the opportunity to avoid the threat of deportation that

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This project is a continuation of the 2013 Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) study focusing on paleteros/ice-cream men in City Heights, San Diego. The report focuses on workers who form part of U.S.’s informal economy, specifically the informal food sector.

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The UCLA Labor and Occupational Safety and Health (LOSH) Program in collaboration with the Employee Rights Centers (ERC) is holding in San Diego a 24hr training on Worker Occupational Health and Safety. Participants include Mikaiil Hussein, President of the United Taxi Workers of San Diego (UTWSD),  Adriana Huerta, ERC’s Health Educator, Cynthia Cheung and Mario Muniz, MSW students at San Diego State University and other community health advocates. This group was chosen for their long-term commitment to health and safety work in San Diego. One of the main goals for this group is to stay connected and report back on

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