Undocumented Workers


Cross-Post: Struggle for Immigrants’ Rights Highlights Split Within Organized Labor

Originally published ay In These Times on January 15, 2012. Trying to please all at once and disappointing everyone, the White House has long played a game of good-cop-bad-cop on immigration, promising reforms while clinging to some of the cruelest … Continued

Giving Thanks to the Immigrants Working the Processing Plant Floors

With the Thanksgiving holiday here, I’d like to take a moment to talk about the workers who process and pack the turkeys that so many of us will consume.    When I drive through the state of Iowa and all across … Continued

Friday Media Recall (11.11.11)

Every Friday we want to offer a collection of media pieces that we’re finding provocative, vital, persuasive, prophetic, genius, infuriating, mind-blogging, and other adjectives that gesture at all things thought-provoking. Some of these posts will, of course, focus on immigration, … Continued

Government Cleansing: Immigrants Get Hammered

In the relatively quiet summer weeks of August, elements of the Obama Administration have hammered immigrants. On August 11 the obscure Board of Immigration Appeals at the Department of Justice ruled that immigrants arrested without warrants no longer have to … Continued

Dispatches from Georgia: GLAHR Speaks Out Against Implementation of HB-87

A delegation of students and activists are in Atlanta this week to document efforts to resist anti-immigrant law H.B. 87. The delegation members will be sharing first-hand accounts of their experiences with daily dispatches. Visit Imagine 2050 regularly for more … Continued

Lies, Lies, & More Lies: 5 Misconceptions about US Immigration

Last month, I wrote about Erick, a 22 year-old student who may be deported because he was driving with an expired driver’s license in North Carolina.  Last week, the judge issued a continuance, which means that he’ll have to go … Continued


Turning the Tide against HB 87: Dispatches from a DC Student Caravan

by DJ Maestra Mahgol (Submit your own stories here) On Saturday July 2, 2011, a group of students and community workers took a road trip down to Georgia from Washington, DC.


Cross-Post: Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Labor Law, But It’s No Model for SB 1070

Originally published on Colorlines by Jamilah King - Thursday, May 26 2011 Today the Supreme Court ruled to uphold an Arizona law that punishes businesses for hiring undocumented workers. Yet while the ruling on the four-year-old law is considered by … Continued


Georgia’s HB 87 On Your Mind?

Georgia, oh Georgia, why do you want to be Arizona? I said, Georgia, why this new law, HB 87?  It’s about as bad as Arizona’s SB1070. Your governor, Nathan Deal, tried unsuccessfully for years to end birthright citizenship when he … Continued