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  • Al Soto
    IRC wrote: To: atlatlal@yahoo.com From: IRC Subject: [immigration] LA Immigrants Struggle
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 13, 2006
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      From: "IRC" <communications@...>
      Subject: [immigration] LA Immigrants Struggle for Fair Reform
      Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 13:37:03 -0400 (EDT)

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      Latin American Immigrants Struggle for Fair Immigration Reform
      By Oscar A. Chacón
      The threat that the U.S. Congress could approve something so reactionary as bill H.R. 4437 has had a detonator effect on a new era of community mobilization where the immigrant community, mainly of Latin American origin, has decided not to remain silent. The demonstrations of civic participation in the last 12 weeks announce the beginning of a rebirth in the struggle for political, economic, social, and cultural rights of large segments of American society, a process in which the immigrant communities will play an active role.
      In the short term, the most important impact of the community marches has been the alteration of the legislative debate in the U.S. Senate. Specifically, the community marches made viable the consideration of a proposal that at least conceptually included the legalization of a segment of the immigrant population that lacks authorization. The result of the legislative debate in the Senate, even after the massive marches, is very far from the expectations of immigrant communities. Independently of what is approved by the Senate, the bill will have to be reconciled with H.R. 4437.
      Oscar A. Chacón is Director of Enlaces América, a project of the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights in Chicago, IL, and member of the Executive Committee of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC). He is an immigration analyst for the IRC Americas Program at www.americaspolicy.org.
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