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    "The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people."
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    :: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 ::

    The People Shout No - By David Bacon, Z Magazine 
    Everywhere, immigrants and their supporters are condemning the measures passed by the House of Representatives in December, especially the provision that would make undocumented people federal felons. But the demonstrations have a positive demand as well, one that condemns the slight-of-hand being practiced in the Senate where second-class guest worker programs are being called a "path to legalization." Those myriad marchers reject the idea that the only way to gain legal status for their undocumented members is to spend a decade working as braceros. They propose an alternative: equality.

    Many unions support them.
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