Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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When Sanctuary is Resistance

In the United States in the 1980s, the simple act of providing refuge became a form of civil disobedience. Three decades later, in the era of Trump, providing sanctuary may again qualify as a radical stance.

A Nation of Immigrants Speaks

With 7 out of 10 Latinos voting to re-elect Barack Obama, Republicans are debating whether to alter their hardline immigration stance

Immigration Economics: An Interview with Professor Giovanni Peri

Doesn’t supply and demand dictate that new immigrants will steal jobs and drive down wages for U.S. citizens? A leading immigration economist explains why not.

Four Ways of Looking at an Aztec Eagle

The contested legacy of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers.

Science Fiction From Below

Alex Rivera, director of the new film Sleep Dealer, imagines the future of the Global South.

2006: A Global Justice Year in Review

The past 12 months brought some promising developments on the globalization front.

Amnistia Ahora!

The Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride revives the U.S. immigration debate.

Activism’s Autumn Harvest

Just when we need some good news, those of us concerned with social and economic justice can see several of our efforts bear fruit.

Ride Toward Freedom

More than championing a set of just immigration reforms, the activists on the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride are shaping the future of American progressivism.

Homeland Security for Whom?

Bush Administration abuses perpetuate an atmosphere of intolerance against immigrants.