We can't even talk about immigration without first addressing why people leave their home countries and begin a dangerous journey to the U.S.
Meanwhile, the lead content of Flint water remains way above safe levels, and people are forced to use bottled water for drinking.
As one activist said, "there is a time to write letters, a time to meet, and when all else fails, a time to take to the streets."
Due to voters' wariness of Wall Street 'elites', it comes as no surprise that there exists support for the elimination of corporate personhood.
Even without list purges, New York State makes it difficult for people to vote, especially in primaries.
"We're going to reach out to working people. We're going to say: 'you're right to be angry, but many of you are looking in the wrong places for solutions.'"
"Congress is doing nothing; we say: 'no more'! There's deep frustration with a system we no longer feel hears our voices."
Workers have marched through the streets and demanded recognition of independent unions.
"It often breaks my heart," she said, "but I have to send children back to their home countries even though I know I might be giving them a death sentence."
Bernie Sanders made a special appeal to union members, who for years have been the target of attacks by right-wing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.