Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Labor Talks Sense About Immigration

What Comes Next?

by David L. Wilson, MRzine
July 6, 2010

Something unusual happened on June 18: an important figure on the U.S. political scene spoke sensibly and realistically about immigration.

The occasion was a speech at the City Club of Cleveland, and the speaker was AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. The news wasn't that labor was backing a rational, equitable reform of U.S. immigration laws; the AFL-CIO came out for that in 2000. What made the June 18 speech different was that Trumka actually articulated in plain language several key truths that are usually missing from our supposed "national debate" on immigration. [...]

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