Inside Look: Undocumented Workers Employed In The Shadows Of Restaurants
Graduate Affiliate Brian Halpin quoted in Capital Public Radio

Capital Public Radio, February 2, 2016

Marcos Murillo was lured by the American dream. When he left Chiapas, Mexico he promised his five siblings and his mom, who were living in a single room shack without electricity, that he’d send money from the other side of the U.S. border.

He says he thought, “I’m going to be rich, I’m going to be sweeping money out of the floor.”

Brian Halpin, a Phd candidate at UC Davis, researches low income workers — especially in food service. 

“In one of the kitchens where I conducted research, at the end of the year when all the W-2s get sent back there would be a stack of 30 W-2s just sitting there and they’d sit there for six months until the employer would just decide to file them away,” says Halpin.

Listen at Capital Public Radio.