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“The Movement and the Money” by David L. Wilson, via Jacobin

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“What’s behind the recent rise in wages for undocumented workers?” David L. Wilson asks. “It could be immigrants’ rights activism.”

Wilson, with Jane Guskin, is author of the 2nd edition of The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers

“Last Sunday, Trump’s White House released a list of immigration demands that Democrats must meet if they want to renew the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The demands, if met, would mean more criminalization, more surveillance, and more fear for undocumented immigrants…. ¶ But a look back at a decade of data shows that if Republicans’ goal is to bolster wages, they’re going about it all wrong. What’s more, it’s the immigrants’ rights movement that holds the key to more money and more power for workers in the United States….”

Read Wilson’s article at Jacobin

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