- The defense of the rights of immigrant workers to live and work in whatever country they choose, without discrimination or persecution, is an inseparable component of the struggle to defend the living standards, jobs and basic rights of the working class as a whole.
- Americans Need to Face the Horror That Undocumented Children Have Experienced
Bill Van Auken, World Socialist Web Site
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24 June 2014 | From 1903, ships carrying a generation of immigrants entered New York City harbor, passing the iconic Statue of Liberty. At its base, a sonnet written by the poet Emma Lazarus was inscribed, reflecting the hopes and aspirations of those many millions to find in the New World a refuge from the oppression of the Old. It states, in part:
“Give me your tired, your poor,/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,/The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”
Today, Lazarus’s lines read like a stinging indictment of the brutal and inhuman immigration policy the Obama administration is enforcing against immigrant workers attempting to enter the United States—in particular, tens of thousands of children arriving from the impoverished and strife-torn countries of Central America.
Bill Van Auken is a politician and activist for the Socialist Equality Party and was a presidential candidate in the U.S. election of 2004.
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Americans Need to Face the Horror That Undocumented Children Have Experienced, Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig
- Confronting the trauma that the immigrant children have gone through is imperative in any discussion of what to do with them.
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