What is our response to the current “crisis” at the border ? Yes, there is a crisis. 2023.
2018. Steps toward a labor informed policy on immigration.
Note. This article makes references to working with the DSA Immigrants Right Working Group.
North Star has endorsed this direction each year at the conventions. Unfortunately, the group no longer is functioning.
The comments on this 2018 piece specify additional specific actions. ( dated)
The U.S. needs to develop new policies about immigration. The Congress has failed to come to a compromise for over 30 years. In response to the current economic crises in Latin America, Africa, and Asia and the world wide environmental crisis, the migration crises continues to grow.
It is not sufficient to develop and repeat slogans.
Here is the resolution written by members of the IMWG, and adopted by the convention. It provides a good start for consideration of the many issues.
Step 1. Readers need to comprehend the complex series of issues contained in immigration policy- including labor rights for people in the U.S.
Step 2. Ask candidates to describe what policies they will support. – not slogans.
Step 3. Additional ideas, suggestions, requested.
North Star caucus members
antiracismdsa (blog of Duane Campbell)
Hatuey's Ashes (blog of José G. Pérez)
Authory and Substack of Max Sawicky
Online University of the Left
In These Times
The American Prospect
Black Agenda Report
Dollars and Sense
Working Families Party
Poor People's Campaign
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Progressive Democrats of America
Democracy for America
Black Lives Matter
Movement for Black Lives
The Women's March
Jewish Voice for Peace
National Abortion Rights Action League
National Organization for Women
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights