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Critics of Pacific Rim free trade agreement cite worries over jobs, immigration
Critics of Pacific Rim free trade agreement cite worries over jobs, immigration

About 30 members of unions, immigrant rights groups and an environmental advocacy organization joined Wednesday to voice their concerns that a Pacific Rim free trade deal would reduce U.S. jobs and increase immigration to the country. At a rally in City of Commerce, they also decried the lack of transparency in the pending negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation pact that does not include China. “There needs to be a real exploration of what really are going to be the harms to working men and women,” said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. Many of the concerns about the contentious Pacific...

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