Fear Spreads in Immigrant Communities – Dennis J. Bernstein

Fear Spreads in Immigrant Communities

Friday, March 31, 2017 By Dennis J. Bernstein, Consortium News | Interview

There is “widespread fear” in the undocumented community, says Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), whose work in the first two months of the Trump administration has focused on keeping people from panicking while informing them of their rights and how to defend themselves if US immigration agents show up at their workplace or home or intercept them on their way to work or while taking their children to school.

Alvarado is often compared to Cesar Chavez in terms of his leadership and organizing power in the undocumented community. NDLON represents tens of thousands of day-laborers. I spoke to Alvarado on March 10.   

Dennis Bernstein: Help us put a face on what it looks like now at ground level. What are the discussions like in the community? Give us a sense of how people are responding to this first salvo, or series of salvos from this anti-immigrant administration.  Read more……

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/40062-fear-spreads-in-immigrant-communities

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  • tulsiedas402sqn@Gmail. com  On April 5, 2017 at 12:31 am

    There are thousands upon thousands of Guyanese who fled Guyana under the Burnham Regime seeking Sanctuary for Starvation in Guyana we should show some Sympathy for our brothers & Sisters who needs our help.

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