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Passing progressive immigration legislation this year is a moral imperative. History is in our hands.

Immigration reform should be shaped by progressive values that prize the dignity of all workers.

A recent police raid on a small-city factory showcases the Bush Administration's frightening war on illegal immigration.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using immigration control measures to retaliate against undocumented workers who stand up for their rights.

Latino voters walked away from the GOP in the midterm elections, a
payback for the party's ruthlessly anti-immigrant stance.

This year will be remembered both for massive immigrants rights marches and
for the Al Qaedization of immigrants.

The nation must address the working-class anxieties underlying the anti-Hispanic sentiments now rising in Middle America--and Congress must pass an enlightened immigration bill that is
both sensible and humane.

With or without a comprehensive immigration bill, a working-class
immigrant Latino movement is emerging--allied with progressive
groups--that could reverse a tide of xenophobia and make significant
gains.

The vitality of the new Latino-led immigration movement could provide
the spark to jolt the civil rights movement out of its complacency and
create a shared notion of an imagined future.

Grassroots activists tap into the momentum of the immigrant rights
movement to bring blacks and Latinos together on shared concerns.

Blogs

These guestworkers were vindicated this week when the contractor who arranged their captivity was slapped with a $14 million guilty verdict. 

February 20, 2015

Hong Kong’s domestic workers face an uphill struggle to secure their basic rights against exploitation and abuse.

February 13, 2015

Domestic workers are demanding an end to slavery-like conditions in the homes of the Hong Kong rich.

February 11, 2015

We’ve relegated Latino immigrants to the most dangerous jobs—and left them few effective ways to challenge mistreatment.

January 14, 2015

How do we calculate the uncompensated labor of Mexican and Central American migrants?

December 1, 2014

In the fight against labor exploitation, a new tool allows workers to be their own watchdogs.

October 27, 2014

Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone.

October 1, 2014

In the smallest Gulf states, nearly 90 percent of residents are immigrant laborers. Many face unspeakable abuse.

September 16, 2014

The workers awaiting immigration reform need the ability to work legally, but they also need to be empowered at work.

September 8, 2014

Migrant workers subject to the kafala system have little recourse against exploitation and abuse.

July 23, 2014