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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.

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, portraits of the Moroccan immigrants in Spain, gracefully evokes the unease of immigrants caught adrift between the stagnation of their old homes and the hope of their lives on a new shore.

Blogs

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

In an exclusive, two-part debate between Lou Dobbs and The Nation's Isabel Macdonald on MSNBC's The Last Word, host Lawrence O'Donnell declares Dobbs on trial for hypocrisy in the court of public opinion.

October 8, 2010

The Nation's Isabel Macdonald says that the millions of undocumented workers in this country cannot seek economic and social justice until they feel safe coming out of the shadows of the US economy.

October 8, 2010

As Colbert showed at the House immigration hearing, when he’s in character, he’s really about Washington’s character.

September 25, 2010