Yes, the PRO Act could kick you out of independent contracting

After passage in the House early last month, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, also called the PRO Act, now awaits consideration in the Senate. The bill could force millions of Americans, including many Latinos, out of independent contracting to push them into traditional employment, robbing them of the flexibility they value in their … Read More

How the PRO Act would limit opportunity for Hispanic workers

Maggie Escalante knows what it means to hustle. As a homeschool mom of three boys and a graphic design educator, she loves having the ability to earn an income to support her family while taking care of her kids.   How is she able to do this?   “I am an independent contractor, and I have been for the past seven years,” she says. “There’s no other job like mine, because … Read More

Senators launch bipartisan effort to deal with border crisis

Daniel Garza, president of The LIBRE Initiative, recently repeated a message he’s been delivering for years: To begin to solve America’s immigration challenges, it will take a willingness by people in both parties to reach across the aisle to begin the process of updating our laws. With limited resources and a rising number of asylum … Read More

Grab-bag spending bill is NOT about infrastructure

Daniel Garza, president of The LIBRE Initiative, notes in a new op-ed that all the talk in Washington on the need to do something about infrastructure doesn’t have much to do with infrastructure. In Real Clear Policy, Garza writes: Instead of a carefully crafted bill with a focus on genuine problems, leaders are trying to … Read More

LIBRE President Daniel Garza talks immigration with Axios: Latinos “cynical about empty promises”

Daniel Garza, president of The LIBRE Initiative, recently took part in a conversation on immigration policy sponsored by Axios. Garza spoke with reporter Russell Contreras, who also interviewed Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Carla Molina of Bank of America. Garza used this opportunity to call for Republicans and Democrats to come together to reform America’s … Read More

Our communities don’t need burdensome driving regulations!

Recently, bureaucrats in Denver proposed a plan to reduce emissions by creating an employee traffic reduction program for statewide consideration. The goal of this plan is to improve our air quality through reduced single commuter trips. However, businesses with 100 employees will be expected to participate by creating a trip-reduction plan that will force workers … Read More

How the PRO Act could hurt your business – and what you can do to help stop it

As Congress considers the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or the PRO Act, businesses and independent contractors are wondering: What would this legislation mean for the way I work? The LIBRE Initiative’s Ivette Diaz, Policy Director Kevin Hernandez, and Government Affairs Legislative Liaison Josselin Castillo met last week over Facebook Live to answer that … Read More

Updating the U.S. immigration system for a new era

America was built on stories like Marge Bermann’s, whose family moved easily from one side of the U.S.-Mexico border to the other in the early and mid-1900s. The border is a different place now than it was then. It’s also a different place than it was 30 years ago, the last time Congress made substantial changes to U.S. immigration … Read More