Renée Feltz is an award-winning investigative journalist who covers immigration and criminal justice. She was a longtime senior producer for Democracy Now! and has also reported for the New York Times, The Guardian, Mother Jones, PBS Need to Know, Rewire, The Nation, the Texas Observer, The Indypendent, and elsewhere.
Amid Rampant Wage Theft in Post-Harvey Reconstruction, Immigrant Workers Take on Disaster Recovery Giant — and Win
Day laborers working to rebuild Houston bypassed a web of subcontractors and exerted pressure at the top of the chain to recover their unpaid wages.
Immigrant Day Laborers Confront a Perfect Storm of Exploitation in Hurricane Harvey Cleanup
Texas leads the nation in construction industry deaths, and labor organizations in Houston say they’ve seen a spike in wage theft since the hurricane.
The War on ImmigrantsTexas Police Say “Show Me Your Papers” Law Is Damaging Public Safety — Before Even Taking Effect
Thanks to SB4, which lets police check the immigration status of anyone they detain, residents are “afraid to call us or be witnesses to crimes,” a Houston officer says.