Archive: Alex Taliadoros
Mayor Bowser Funds $2.5 Million for Immigration Legal Services in Proposed Budget
Last night Mayor Bowser announced that she will allocate $2.5 million for immigration legal services in her proposed budget for this year! "At the budget engagement forums last month, I was moved
Categories: Immigration and Labor Project, Our Staff, Student Leaders
KI Director Reflects on 125th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum
Exactly 125 years ago, in 1891, the industrializing world was going through a traumatic transformation that should seem familiar to us today: new technologies were transforming work; people were being uprooted by economic process from the lands of their birth and their traditional ways of life and drawn to the centers of the new economy, fleeing the collapsing worlds their parents had known and seeking new and better ones; millions of immigrants, emigrants, and migrants were crossing borders and seeking new homes; cities were growing and their problems were multiplying; tensions were emerging as cultures clashed; xenophobia was ignited (in the US it took the form of the American Protective Association, which sought to ban Catholic immigrants to this country); inequality was surging as some reaped enormous, unprecedented, and obscene profits from the new economy while others suffered egregious exploitation.
Categories: Events, Just Employment Policy, Our Staff