Elizabeth Oglesby has some fascinating stories on the leadership of Central American migrants in several labor initiatives in the United States in a recent Conversation article with How Central American migrants helped revive the US labor movement
In the United States’ heated national debate about immigration, two views predominate about Central American migrants: President Donald Trump portrays them as a national security threat, while others respond that they are refugees from violence.
Little is said about the substantial contributions that Central Americans have made to U.S. society over the past 30 years.
For one, Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrants have helped expand the U.S. labor movement, organizing far-reaching workers rights’ campaigns in migrant-dominated industries that mainstream unions had thought to be untouchable.
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