National Dialogues on Immigration

Weekly Roundup, May 2nd

May 13, 2014  |  Featured News,News
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May 1st marked “May Day,” also known as International Workers Day, begun in 1887 as a day to honor laborers and draw attention to workers’ rights. Since 2006, this day has become closely tied to immigrant rights and immigration reform. Thousands of people throughout the country recently gathered in solidarity to protest and advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. Here is some of the news coverage from May Day activities last week:

May Day — Then and Now via Huffington Post

May Day is for immigrants, too via CNN

Hundreds join May Day march in L.A. to call for immigration reform via Los Angeles Times

‘Mayday!’ A Crisis Call for Undocumented Workers via Center for American Progress

May Day: Oregonians rally to support driver cards, immigration reform, civil rights via Oregon Live

Also, this week in immigration news:

Immigration Reform Is Partly About How Much Poverty to Welcome via The Atlantic

Why immigration reform isn’t the answer to Republicans’ demographic woes via The Washington Post

Asian caucus recommends immigration changes via Politico

What happened to Minuteman Project? It’s still roiling immigration reform  via The Christian Science Monitor

“An estimated 500,000 undocumented immigrants live in New York City. One of them made a movie.” The new film, Documented, by Jose Antonio Vargas kicked off its national theatrical run in New York on Friday, May 2. You can see a trailer here:

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