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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A Day Without Immigrants: May Day

The Socialist Worker is excited about the renewing of the traditions of May Day for the first time in over 60 years on US soil, as International Workers Day is celebrated on May 1 with a national day of protests for immigrants' rights:
There is nothing new about the modern immigration debate except the legal terminology. Immigrants have not been welcomed in the "land of opportunity" since the first wave of Irish immigrants landed on U.S. shores in the late 1820s. No distinction existed between documented and undocumented immigrants before broad immigration controls were imposed in the 1920s. All immigrant labor was used to compete with white, native-born workers--as were disfranchised African Americans.
Go on, read it. I dare you.

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