LARRY BIRNS, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://coha.org
Birns is director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs based in
Washington. He said today: "Immigration is a bilateral issue very much
involving Mexico, and must be addressed as such, with comprehensive
strategies that treat not just the symptoms (illegal workers in the
U.S.) but the illness as well (Latin America's lack of inclusive
FERNANDO RAMIREZ, email@example.com
A migrant rights organizer based in Los Angeles, Ramirez is
organizing an immigration forum at East Los Angeles College on Thursday
LILLIAN GALEDO, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Executive director of Filipinos for Affirmative Action, Galedo said
today: "Many went to the streets upset by the repressive enforcement
provisions of the Sensenbrenner bill, but the closer one looks at the
bill coming out of the Senate committee, the more it looks like a
massive temporary worker program rather than a real legalization program."
DAVID BACON, email@example.com, http://dbacon.igc.org/Imgrants/imgrants.htm
Bacon is a labor reporter and has been focusing on immigration issues.
ANDREA BLACK, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Black is network coordinator for the Detention Watch Network, a
coalition of groups working to reform the immigration detention system.
She said today: "There are currently 22,000 men, women and children
detained on any given day in the U.S. (over 230,000 annually) in a
patchwork of over 200 detention facilities across the country." The
network's web page features video of people who are being detained.