>ZNet Daily Commentary
>July 16, 2000
>The Hunt for Mexicans
>By Vijay Prashad <vijay.prashad at trincoll.edu>
>On 16 February 2000, the American Federation of Labor-
>Coalition of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) which
>represents 13 million US workers dropped a bombshell.
>Vice President Linda Chavez-Thompson said that 'the current
>system of immigration enforcement in the US is broken. If
>we are to have an immigration system that works, it must be
>orderly, responsible, and fair.'
This echoes a call by a member of the European Commission this week to take a broader view of immigration. The headlines were his opinion that Europe needed to import 75 million workers in coming years.
Immigrants are good for a capitalist economy.
The race is on. Policy is shifting.