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
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.