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Will the Rise of the Far Right Mean More Human Trafficking in Europe?

June 24, 2014 · Blog

By depriving immigrants of rights, governments help foster the demand for illegal trade in human lives. {…}

By Adam Blanden
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[AUDIO] Left Forum Panels 2014

June 22, 2014 · Blog

Last month, Dissent hosted two panels at Left Forum in New York City, moderated by Belabored co-hosts Michelle Chen and Sarah Jaffe. Listen to both panels below. We apologize for any glitches in audio quality. Cloud Labor: Working in the … {…}

By Editors
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Migrants at Risk: How U.S. Policies Facilitate Human Trafficking

March 24, 2014 · Online Articles

Fewer than 4,000 men and women have been formally designated as trafficked to the United States. This number obscures not only the tens of thousands of forced labor victims whose cases go unreported, but the millions of migrants who face comparable abuse—just not enough to fit the legal definition of trafficking. It’s impossible to tell the story of trafficking without telling their story, too. {…}

By Denise Brennan
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Guest Workers As Bellwether

Guest workers are too often invisible in popular discussions of work; when they appear, it’s as outliers. But Saket Soni, who founded the National Guestworker Alliance amid the New Orleans’s post-Katrina guest worker influx, says they’re better understood as a bellwether. {…}

By Josh Eidelson

Borders and Bootstraps

Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal by Cybelle Fox Princeton University Press, 2012, 393 pp. Crossing Borders: Migration and Citizenship in the Twentieth-Century United States by Dorothee … {…}

By Michael B. Katz
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Who Gets to Define Immigrants as “Illegal”?

October 3, 2012 · Blog

News organizations must be held accountable for the impact their use of “illegal” has not only on individual readers, but also on communities and on any chance of future congressional action. {…}

By Adam Goodman

DREAMers at Work: Immigrants and Unions Are Putting Movement Back into the Labor Movement

September 21, 2012 · Blog

Last month, tens of thousands of undocumented young people from around the country inaugurated the Obama administration’s deferred action policy by applying en masse to live and work in the United States for a renewable two-year term. Among the applicants … {…}

By Ana Avendaño and Charlie Fanning

Immigrants and the Road to Power

The once conventional wisdom that immigrants, especially the unauthorized, are unlikely candidates for labor organizing has turned out to be not so much wrong as incomplete. It overlooked several factors that make low-wage immigrants more “organizable” in the workplace than … {…}

By Ruth Milkman

Birthright Journeys: Connecting Dots from the Diaspora

Birthright programs that send ethnic youth back to their “motherland” are never simply about roots or where their ancestors came from. Rather, the programs are about giving birth, both in the metaphorical and literal senses, to feelings of connectedness with … {…}

By Audrea Lim

The Court Leaves Arizonans in the Lurch

June 29, 2012 · Blog

Adam Goodman: The Court Leaves Arizonans in the Lurch {…}

By Adam Goodman
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