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Lessons of 2006 immigrant rights struggle that ring true today

As new young leaders continue the struggle against state racism and police terror, it can be helpful to reflect on a not-so-distant immigrant rights s...
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Why Israel’s terms can’t bring peace—a response to Dennis Ross

Peace cannot be achieved on Israel’s terms - so long as the occupation exists, there will be resistance.
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President’s immigration delay: A kick in the teeth to Latinos, immigrants

President Obama, April 2009, in reference to his pledge of Comprehensive Immigration Reform: “I see the process moving this first year.” President...
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Even Cantor’s defeat can’t kill a dead horse

Last week’s defeat of Virginia Representative Eric Cantor, Republican former House Majority Leader, sent shock waves through the political estab...
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Proposed immigration reform: some relief, while serving corporate interests

The demand for legalization has made its way to the halls of Congress, but the movement must grow stronger, mobilize and make Congress shake to attain...
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Immigrant workers’ struggle spurs move towards legalization

The most important factor turning the tide from anti-amnesty to legalization has been the brave mobilization of immigrant workers and their families i...
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Over a million immigrant youth start applying for ‘deferred action’

On Aug. 15, over 1.7 million undocumented immigrants under 31 years old began applying for immigration protection called “deferred action for childh...
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Militant immigrant rights movement puts government on defensive

On Nov. 17, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a directive for its deportation attorneys to begin reviewing all new and pending deportation...
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Protest in Washington, D.C., demands end to military rule in Egypt

All over the world, Egyptians and supporters are rallying in front of embassies and other political centers to support the continuing Egyptian revolut...
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‘States rights’ invoked to justify harsh anti-immigrant measures

Politicians have imposed odious "reforms" on immigrants in the past 10 years. Now, immigrant workers face new challenges.