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Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America

Kim Voss


From Alaska to Florida, millions of immigrants and their supporters took to the streets across the United States to rally for immigrant rights in the spring of 2006. The scope and size of their protests, rallies, and boycotts made these the most significant events of political activism in the United States since the 1960s. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of this historic moment. It traces the evolution and legacy of the 2006 protest movement in engaging, theoretically informed discussions. It addresses topics including unions, churches, the media, immigrant organizations, and immigra ... More

Keywords: immigrants, United States, immigrant rights, 2006, protest movement, unions, churches, media, immigrant organizations, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520267541
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520267541.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kim Voss, editor

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1 The Protests of 2006

Irene Bloemraad, Kim Voss, and Taeku Lee

2 Groundswell Meets Groundwork

Ted Wang, and Robert C. Winn

3 Mobilization en Español

Ricardo Ramírez

5 From Prayer to Protest

Luisa Heredia

7 Migrant Civic Engagement

Jonathan Fox, and Xóchitl Bada

8 Regarding Family

Amalia Pallares, and Nilda Flores-González

9 It’s a Family Affair

Irene Bloemraad, and Christine Trost

12 The Efficacy and Alienation of Juan Q. Public

Francisco I. Pedraza, Gary M. Segura, and Shaun Bowler