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    Workers vs. Undocumented Immigrants: The Politics of Divide & Conquer
    Former labor organizer Bill Barry discusses the tenuous relationship between the working class and undocumented workers, and the forces that keep these groups at odds

      November 28, 14

    Is Obama's Immigration Action Too Little, Too Late?
    DREAM Action Coalition organizer Erika Andiola describes how millions, including her mother, will be excluded from the action and says a comprehensive immigration plan deals with why undocumented immigrants come to the U.S. in the first place

      November 25, 14

    Obama Unveils Immigration Plan, But What Will It Change?
    Author and former labor organizer David Bacon unpacks how temporary legal status won't get at the root of the issue of getting legal status for workers in order to fight for fair wages and better working conditions

      November 22, 14

    Putting Off Immigration Reform May Backfire on Democrats
    Journalist and immigration rights activist David Bacon discusses the possible political consequences of waiting to reform immigration policy until after the mid-term elections

      October 3, 14

    New Senate Bill Fails To Address Root Causes of Central American Migration
    David Bacon: Senate Democrats' $2.7 billion proposal would escalate border enforcement but ignore the trade policies that drive migrants to the United States in the first place

      July 28, 2014

    Corporations Making a Killing as Billions Are Poured into Border Enforcement
    Author Todd Miller discusses how defense contractors look to cash in on President Obama's expected $2 billion proposal in additional funding for border security

      October 3, 14

    Deporting Immigrant Youth Won't Solve Immigration Crisis
    Silky Shah: Obama is requesting more than $2 billion to increase border enforcement but refuses to address so-called free trade agreements and the 'war on drugs' that drive migrants to the United States in the first place.

      October 3, 14

    Destroy Their Economic Livelihoods, and They Will Come
    Jeff Faux: 95% of immigrant children who cross the US-Mexico border are from countries that the US has dominated or controlled during the past century

      October 3, 14

    Hunger Strikers Demand President Obama Halt His Record 2 Million Deportations
    Immigration activists call on President Obama to halt deportations that separate families, while allowing corporations to profit from the criminalization and militarization of immigration policy

      October 3, 14

    Immigrant Advocates and Families Tell President Obama 'Not One More'
    From the Mexico border to Washington DC, a group of families and activists fight to reunite Jaime Vasquez and Ardani Rosales with their families; these two fathers represent more than 2 million people deported over the last 5 years. The actions call on President Obama to stop deportations.

      October 3, 14

    Immigration Reform in the Shadows of Cesar Chavez's Legacy
    Cesar Chavez's personal aide Marc Grossman and organizer Rosalinda Guillen examine the current situation for farmworkers and whether the Senate's immigration reform will improve their lives

      October 3, 14

    Immigration Advocates Face Serious Challenges in Passing Reform in 2014
    Despite nationwide mobilization, immigrant advocates acknowledge they have failed to reform a broken immigration system

      October 3, 14

    Fewer Crossing But Increased Deaths at US-Mexico Border
    140 people died crossing the US-Mexico border in 2013

      October 3, 14

    Can President Obama Do More To Stop Deportations?
    A heckler challenges Obama to do more to stop deportations, but does the president have the authority to do so?

      October 3, 14

    Immigration Reform Requires Dismantling NAFTA and Respecting Migrants' Rights
    David Bacon explains the essentials of immigration reform.

      October 3, 14

    Frustrated with Congressional Inaction, Immigrant Communities Resist Deportations
    David Bacon: Grassroots communities take matters into their own hands in the absence of Congressional action on immigration reform.

      October 3, 14

    Immigration "Bed Mandate" Requires 34,000 People Detained Each Day
    Activist points to increasing privatization of detention centers as being behind mandatory detention rules in immigration reform bill

      October 3, 14

    Calls For Immigration Reform Ramp Up, But What Fuels Migration to U.S.?
    Peter Watt: Neoliberal economic policies like NAFTA drove Mexico into deeper poverty, fueling an exodus to the U.S

      October 3, 14

    200 Arrested in Historic Action Demanding Immigration Reform and a Halt to Deportations
    The Real News speaks to Rep. John Lewis, Rev. Barber of North Carolina and others who committed civil disobedience to raise awareness for the need for comprehensive immigration reform

      October 3, 14

    100 Women Arrested in Pro-Immigration Reform Protest
    In an attempt to call Congress to act on immigration, the largest number of undocumented immigrant women submitted to arrest

      October 3, 14

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