Sunday, March 6, 2011

Divide and Deport: On Immigration, Thom Hartmann and Lou Dobbs Have Much in Common

When the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 criminalized work for undocumented immigrants, it was a subsidy or gift to employers. When working becomes illegal, it's much harder for workers to organize unions, go on strike, and fight for better conditions

By David Bacon, In these Times
February 28, 2011

Radio host and author Thom Hartmann has a new book, Rebooting the American Dream. Hartmann has a progressive reputation, and his book supports unions, calls for eliminating tax cuts for the rich and advocates other sensible ideas. But like many liberals, when it comes to immigration his tune changes. [...]

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