David Bacon

How the Democratic Candidates Can Adopt a More Progressive Immigration Platform

February 26, 2016

Author and activist David Bacon says increasing deportations will not increase wages, but strengthening unions and workers’ rights and raising the minimum wage will

NAFTA

January 2, 2014
On the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, immigration and labor activist David Bacon says that the trade agreement created Mexican billionaires, kept Mexican workers’ wages flat, destroyed US jobs – and revealed the need for worker solidarity across borders

Can President Obama Do More To Stop Deportations?

November 26, 2013

A heckler challenges Obama to do more to stop deportations, but does the president have the authority to do so?

Frustrated with Congressional Inaction, Immigrant Communities Resist Deportations

October 29, 2013

David Bacon: Grassroots communities take matters into their own hands in the absence of Congressional action on immigration reform.  

Immigration Reform Requires Dismantling NAFTA and Respecting Migrants’ Rights

October 29, 2013

David Bacon explains the essentials of immigration reform. David Beacon, author and immigration rights activist, says that immigration policy reform must take economic and trade agreements into account, and uphold migrants' rights. “When the North American Free Trade Agreement allowed big U.S. grain companies, for instance, to dump cheap, cheap corn on the Mexican market,…