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.
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.
Outspoken DJs on Spanish-speaking radio are giving immigrant activists a loud, clear voice.
Young rebels in France are fighting not for change but for the same rights their parents tried to secure during the 1968 student revolution.
There is no immigration crisis in the US. But it is time America
acknowledged that we need the immigrant workers as much as they need
us--and treat them accordingly.
Human Cargo and The Rights of Others chronicle the
plight of refugees and migrants, revealing how seemingly simple moral
positions can assume toxic political form.
After twenty years of inaction, the US Senate is considering sweeping
immigration reform. But a push for quick action and the November
elections may thwart the current bipartisan consensus.
Immigrant advocates at the World Social Forum offered real
alternatives to the narrow debate over how to fix the system.