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

Southwest Workers Union (SWU) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“These bi-national protests developed from the realizations that many problems are shared on both sides of the border, and that it is essential to develop a unified border agenda to effectively redress these injustices. Poverty, militarization and racial profiling have been a daily reality for years along the border. Innumerable migrants seeking a better livelihood have died attempting to cross the border.”

“Southwest Network Border Mobilizations,” SWU website (accessed Oct. 8, 2007)

Description:

“Southwest Workers’ Union (SWU) is a grassroots membership based organization representing over 2500 school workers, youth and community members.”

SWU website homepage (accessed Oct. 8, 2007)

Mission:

“To empower people of color, workers, youth and grassroots communities through education, local leadership development, training, hands-on organizing and mobilizing. We strive to build membership based organizations, coalitions and networks to gain power to achieve environmentally safe and sustainable communties, jobs and fair wages with dignity and justice.”

“Mission Statement,” SWU website (accessed Oct. 8, 2007)

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