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Immigration and Unions

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On April 16, 2019
Ruth Milkman has a great column rejecting the idea that immigration is what hurt the labor movement and especially rejecting the advice of Trump-lite writers such as John Judis with their claims that Democrats’ only hope is to appeal to white industrial workers in the Midwest. Immigrant organizing stood out as a rare bright spot […]
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All of this border wall nonsense is about white people far away from the border freaking out about hearing Spanish or something. But the actions on the border that result are exercises in cruelty and can be genuinely dangerous, as in Nogales. Officials in a small Arizona border city are decrying the installation of reels […]
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Good lord, this is disgusting. These are dangerous times for undocumented immigrants. ICE has been super-charged by the Trump administration. And ICE’s empowerment has been lucrative for the companies that both cage and employ immigrants like Yesica. A Daily Beast investigation found that in 2018 alone, for-profit immigration detention was a nearly $1 billion industry […]
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We’ve known for a long time how hopeless corrupt and awful the prison system is. Now that prisons can make money on American ethnic cleansing, well, you know where this is going: A regional jail in The Dalles, Oregon, that houses detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has suggested local sheriffs keep their “numbers […]
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