History of immigration and immigrants in the United States
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in the United States
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Chicanos in the United States
History of the immigrant experience in the United States
- Rights leaders denounce anti-immigrant slurs
- By Marilyn Bechtel, in People's Weekly World, 16 September, 1995.
California right wing demogogery.
- Senators Mount Attack on Legal Immigrants
- By Anthony Murawski. 20 November, 1995.
- INS agrees to investigation of abusive sweeps
- By Marilyn Bechtel, in People's Weekly World, 7 October, 1995.
Abusive INS sweeps in Bay Area for Chicanos and Latinos.
- San Francisco supervisors uphold immigrants' rights to
- Special to the People's Weekly World, 21 December, 1996. Aim to
prevent immigrants' loss of entitlement benefits under the new national
- Immigration law targets workers' rights
- By Monica Somocurcio, in Workers World, 1 May, 1997. Immigrants need
to organize to fight the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant
Responsibility Act of 1996.
- On April 1 the axe falls: Showdown coming over welfare cuts.
Protests planned for Cutback Summit
- By David Perez, in Workers World, 27 May, 1997. Fully documented
immigrant workers about to loose protections.
- Denied Food Stamps, Many Immigrants Scrape for Meals
- By Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times, 8 December 1997.
Federal welfare cuts deny food stamps to 50,000 able-bodied
legal immigrants in New York City. The law has pushed an estimated 770,000
immigrants off food stamps across the nation, Federal officials say.
History of immigration policy in the United States and the INS
- Florida gets federal money to help immigrants
- Reuter. 1 December, 1995. Example of what determines policy.
- Immigrants Contribute MORE than they Take
- San Jose Mercury News, 11 December, 1995.
- 13 Myths About Immigration
- Prepared by Rich Cowan et al. 12 April, 1996.
- New Study Documents Hundreds of Immigrant Deaths at Texas-Mexico
- AFSC News Release. 24 April, 1996.
- Deception, Dehumanization, and the INS
- By Mark Dow, in This Week in Haiti, 24 July, 1996. Parts 1 & 3
of a three-part critique of the INS, using the Miami office as an example.
- Conference focuses on how to defend immigrants' rights
- By Gloria La Riva, in Workers World, 19 December, 1996. At Western
Regional Conference of La Coordinadora '96, it was shown that Mexico was
clearly the target of the new law of 1 April to constrain immigration.
History of deportations from the U.S.
- Record number of deportations
- By Shannon Spence, in Workers World, 21 November, 1966.
- Record number of immigrants deported
- By Daniel Vila, People's Weekly World, 8 November 1998. 111,794
immigrants were deported last fiscal year, which surpassed the government's
goal of 93,000. That does not include the more than 90,000 persons who
"voluntarily" left due to the repressive new immigration laws.
- Rate of Criminal Deportations Falls
- By William Branigin and Gabriel Escobar, the Washington Post,
12 April 1999. Deportation of illegal immigrants has doubled since a
far-reaching immigration law two years ago. Despite a
mandate to target convicted dangerous criminals, the share of criminals
has actually dropped to its lowest level this decade.
History of undocumented immigrant workers (so-called "illegal aliens")
- Stop The Attacks On Immigrants' Rights; Miami picket builds
October 12 march in New York
- By Brad Caiman, in The Militant, 13 October 1997. Picket of INS organized
by the Haitian rights organization Veye-Yo and the Miami Committee for Dignity
and Justice for Immigrants, including the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and
Textile Employees (UNITE), to publicize the national march in New York City for
immigrants rights on October 12.
- "No human is illegal": Arizona march on border patrol
- By Gery Armsby, in Workers World, 30 October 1997. The protest at
U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters over those killed by the Border Patrol's
brutality and racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Native policies.
- "Our daily ordeal is going unnoticed": Cries for help
- By Mark Dow, Haiti Progress, This Week in Haiti, 12-18 August 1998.
Conditions in Miami's brutal Krome detention center violate human rights.
- Unity defeats anti-immigration law
- By Evelina Alarcon, in People's Weekly World, 10 August 1999.
Defeat of Proposition 187 in California. The California court found the
vicious anti-immigrant campaign to be unconstitutional.