From the 1930s to today, the modern conservative movement has tried to restrict majority rule at every turn — because they know a mass democratic movement poses an existential threat to their power.
Miles Culpepper is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of California Berkeley, where he specializes in US–Latin American relations and the Cold War.
For years, Democrats have embraced hardline immigration policies in a desperate attempt to win Republican votes. But the only way to deliver justice for immigrants is to defeat the Right — with a progressive, multiracial coalition.
The migrant caravan is full of people fleeing a world of inequality and violence that US elites helped create. We can’t turn our backs on them.