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"I'm Not Dangerous": Immigrants Treated Like Criminals

Immigration raids are orchestrated to send a political message. But why penalize hard workers who endure very harsh conditions for very little money?

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To remedy what the U.S. bishops call "the failure of a seriously flawed immigration system," they "urge our elected and appointed officials to turn away from enforcement-only methods and direct their energy toward the adoption of comprehensive immigration reform legislation." That is now up to the new administration and to Congress.

Danny Postel is communications coordinator for Interfaith Worker Justice , a national network based in Chicago, and is the author of Reading "Legitimation Crisis" in Tehran: Iran and the Future of Liberalism . He is Contributing Editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture and a member of the editorial board of The Common Review .

 
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