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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
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.
As they push for immigrants rights legislation--and brace for the
inevitable backlash--a diverse array of emerging leaders have their
eyes on a larger prize.
Declining birthrates in Mexico give the lie to American fears of an influx of immigrants. As birthrates plummet around the world, America's real problem may be a shortage, not a surfeit, of guest workers.
The prosecution of an 8-year-old in New York for wrongful homicide in a school bus accident invokes the "wild child" hysteria of the Central Park jogger case.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the ACLU are challenging a draconian Education Department rule that blocks student drug offenders from receiving federal aid.
Progressives have sparked courtroom litigation and social protest to focus public attention on Guantánamo. Now the Bush Administration should shut it down.
It's outrageous enough that the NSA is secretly monitoring Americans' calling
patterns. But has anyone considered what would happen if unscrupulous
monitors sold that information to the highest bidder?
Americans are now caught in a security paradox: We expect the
government to protect us, but its responses make us feel even more