The signing last week by Arizona's Republican Governor, Jan Brewer of SB 1070 should be a signal for action by everybody who cares about human and workers' rights.
Things are truly the worst here in Arizona. I was born and raised in this beautiful state. It's been a challenge but it's not been insane - til now.
The magnificent outpouring of over 200,000 people in the nation's capitol for comprehensive immigration reform on March 21 will have a profound impact across this country.
The huge immigrants' rights demonstration in Washington D.C. on March 21 was a triumph in many ways, but the battle has only started.
A progressive immigration reform that protects the rights of both immigrant and U.S. born workers is an essential step towards the resolution of the economic crisis. That's why tens of thousands will march on Washington this weekend.
Indications are that a new immigration reform bill with some bipartisan support will be introduced very soon in the Senate. But there are going to be some severe problems.
All workers have a big stake in fight for immigrant rights and should reject those who are trying to use that issue to drive a wedge between people -- black, brown and white.