This Labor Day weekend the immigrant rights movement is planning to take to the streets once again. The following blog appeared right after the last upsurge of protests last spring. We believe it is worth revisiting.
Build Alliances for Real Immigration Reform
The address by President Bush on May 15 and renewed debate in Congress have kept the issue of immigration reform on the front burner. But the debate is being shaped on the one hand by employers and on the other by right-wing ideologues who claim—falsely—to speak for established US workers. As a result, the debate is full of myths and misconceptions. We offer the following points as themes around which the common interests of immigrants and established workers can coalesce.