By Tram Nguyen, ColorLines Executive Editor. Before the 9/11 round-ups, INS detention had already grown into a system handling 150,000 immigrants a year. Tram Nguyen looks for the connections. Full article available on ColorLines here.
Who is an American? Race Forward believes that the the answer should not be an “accident of birth” but a reflection reality. Millions of immigrants make this country their home, contribute to it's wellbeing— it's political, social and civic fabric. However, our policies work to criminalize and demonize immigrant communities, separate families and exploit labor. To build a United States that values all Americans, we need immigration laws that protect people rather than attack them.