Indigenous People Face Obstacles Seeking Legal Pay

Mayas from Yucatán find work in food service, but face language, immigration barriers
This story is part of a special report in the Spring print edition of the San Francisco Public Press.
Few are more susceptible to the crime of wage theft than indigenous newcomers from Latin America, say labor experts, advocates for minority ethnic communities and immigrant workers themselves. Indigenous people from Mexico and Central America, who make up as much as 30 percent of the population of immigrants from there, are less likely to be literate, to speak either Spanish or English proficiently or to have legal documentation.