Jose Miguel Leyva
The Department of Justice’s lawsuit against “America’s toughest sheriff” alleges that he and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department “intentionally and systematically discriminate against Latinos.”
Several states are taking an encouraging step on the immigration issue. They are making it easier for students who weren’t born here but raised here to go to state colleges or universities.
California, Connecticut, Illinois and Maryland have recently passed laws offering such students in-state tuition or access to privately funded scholarships to make it affordable. New York is considering a similar law, as well.
The only way to fight the anti-union onslaught is with continued demonstrations across racial and occupational barriers. Members of the Latino community must show solidarity with their fellow workers. For this is an attack on all of us.