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.
Bush has taken a sensible stance on immigration, but his plummeting credibility will prevent people from embracing his proposals.
Why is it that We the People are so obsessed with whether singing our national anthem in Spanish is an affront to our union?
Despite the loud and determined voice of immigrant communities for
fair and just immigration reform, we have yet to see an acceptable
proposal from Congress.
As the May Day protests, they evoked memories of an earlier generation
of immigrants who lived with the fear of deportation.
Progressives should join forces with immigrant advocates to create a broad social movement placing the rights of immigrants at the heart of a struggle for economic justice.