Last updated on: 12/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

David Bacon Biography

Title:
Co-chair of the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“We need to create a human community in this country in which people do not have to live in fear, and are not subject to discrimination. What undermines the integrity of our country’s immigration laws is their use to keep millions of people in a state of vulnerability and illegality… Our laws should start with the intention of protecting the human rights of migrants… We need a new amnesty to guarantee basic human and labor rights to the people who live in this country, both now and in the future.”

“Response Letter,” New York Times editorial, Feb. 23, 2000

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-chair of the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights
  • Photojournalist and writer, The Nation, L.A. Weekly, and The San Francisco Chronicle
Education:
  • Attended Berkeley High School, California
Other:
  • None found