Elizabeth Warren said it better than I ever could: “In 1968, the typical black family had one-sixth as much wealth as the typical white family,” she noted. “Now, it is one-tenth. We have gone backwards since the Civil Rights Era. It is HUD’s job to help end housing discrimination and that’s what the law said. You said you would enforce these laws, you haven’t. And I think that’s the scandal that should get you fired.”
Women’s rights, GLBTQ rights, Children’s’ rights, Immigrants’ rights? Those aren’t special rights or extra privileges. They’re the most basic things that human beings deserve.
Undocumented immigrants commit FEWER crimes than people born here.
Undocumented immigrants are often the VICTIMS of crimes -- robbery, domestic abuse, human trafficking -- and are afraid to go to the authorities.
The power of the state should be used to protect people, not punish them for improper paperwork.