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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

Domestic workers could get left out of the fast track and even the slow track for citizenship, but there are ways to include them in reform.

February 12, 2013

They perform backbreaking work for low pay just like agricultural workers. Where’s their fast track?

January 29, 2013

STUDENT FINALIST: The harrowing irony of our current immigration system is that those who will be most affected by immigration policies can’t participate in the election process.

October 24, 2012

The latest on Palermo's factory workers in Milwaukee and SEIU janitors in Houston who are fighting for fair treatment and a decent wage.

August 3, 2012

May Day in New York was chaotic, creative and diffuse. Was it a glimpse of what’s to come? Or a the wreckage of what’s left on the left?

May 3, 2012

South Florida is a terrible place to grow tomatoes—or to work in the tomato fields.

July 27, 2011

More than 100 May Day protests are planned in the U.S. today. Meanwhile, massive international protests have resulted in police arresting labor and solidarity activists.

May 1, 2011

This weekend, labor and immigrant rights’ advocates will join forces to combat the anti-union legislation sweeping the country.

April 29, 2011

Fox News called the settlement "chump change."

November 19, 2010

Fighting for the labor rights of undocumented workers will improve the working conditions for all Americans, argues Isabel Macdonald in the Guardian.

October 19, 2010