Our Revolution - Immigration Reform Now Summary & Analysis

Bernie Sanders
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Sanders uses this chapter as a call for a comprehensive and fair immigration reform plan which would “provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the shadows” (390). His reform also aims to keep families together and promote fair labor practices for undocumented immigrants. Not only are undocumented immigrants a vital part of the U.S. labor market, Sanders argues they contribute to the nation’s tax revenue as well. If naturalized, these workers would contribute an additional estimated $2 billion per year in state and local tax contributions. He also argues that any comprehensive approach to protecting laborers’ rights must include protecting undocumented workers from starvation wages and slave-like conditions, simply due to their large role in the labor market.

Sanders believes it is the responsibility of the government to protect undocumented workers from greedy corporate business owners, many of whom...

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