Gabriel Thompson is a journalist and author in Oakland. He is the author of America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century (University of California Press), Working in the Shadows (Nation Books), and There’s No José Here (Nation Books). His most recent book is Chasing the Harvest, an oral history collection from California’s fields.
Current proposals for immigration reform might fall short, but massive protest turnout breathed new life into a movement that had fallen by the wayside.
Around the country, the temperature in immigrant communities is rising--and on Sunday, Washington, DC, felt the heat.