Undocumented Crews Catch Fish in Hawaii for Less Than a Dollar Per Hour

Source: The Guardian/Nicole Puglise September 12, 2016 in Featured, Politics

Photo: Gerry Popplestone/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Hundreds of undocumented men work in Hawaii on fishing boats, making as little as 70 cents an hour and unable to step on to US soil because they do not have visas, a six-month long Associated Press investigation has found.

The report was part of an ongoing investigation of “labor abuses in the fishing industry” done by the AP.

“The entire system, which contradicts other state and federal laws, operates with the blessing of high-ranking US lawmakers and officials,” authors Martha Mendoza and Margie Mason wrote.

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