At PowerPAC+’s Race Will Win the Race conference, Alida speaks up for the countless families and communities impacted by our broken immigration system and challenges progressive leaders to go beyond campaign promises to enact meaningful immigration policy change.
Tom Hayden: The tens of thousands of Central American children streaming towards the US border are refugees from violence and economic crisis fostered by decades of wrongheaded US foreign policy.
Beatriz Manz: What is troubling, however, is that the debate over what the U.S. should do with these children has centered on how to deport them as rapidly as possible. The naive notion is that deportation will send an unmistakable message not to attempt the dangerous journey north.
Sandra Hernandez: These children facing life or death consequences in immigration court shouldn’t suffer because there are not enough volunteer attorneys to ensure they receive a fair hearing in court.