Blog | January 25, 2013 | Cathi Tactaquin and Gerald Lenoir | NNIRR & BAJI
Pramila Jayapal’s article titled, “Why this Round of Immigration Reform is Different” in ColorLines Magazine overlooks some critical factors in the struggle for fair and just immigration reform. It is certainly the case that the immigrant rights movement is stronger today than it was during the last round of the congressional debate, as Jayapal points out. She is also right that the show of force at the ballot box by immigrant voters and their allies helped to c Read more >
Blog | January 21, 2013 | Catherine Tactaquin | NNIRR
January 21, 2013
A memorable day today as the country honors Martin Luther King, Jr. -- and we witness the inauguration of Barack Obama for his second term as President.
This year, the inauguration has been marking a more public launch of the battle for fair and just immigration reform, with expectations that the President would reveal his immigration proposal soon afterwards -- and might hint at the issue in his inaugural speech. Read more >
Obama's second term gives us another opportunity to push for meaningful immigration reforms and put an end to the conciliatory, bad, repressive policies that so many Democratic politicians claimed they really didn't support. Let's re-invigorate our fight for fairness and justice for ALL immigrants!
This past September, NNIRR's Program Director for International Migrants Rights, Colin Rajah, was invited by La Via Campesina (LVC) to present a briefing to their International Commission on Migration meeting in Mexico City.