News and Analysis: U.S. Working Class
Fifteen farm workers at Crisalida Farms, in Oxnard, Calif., left work early because a nearby wildfire had caused ash to fall from the sky and produced dangerous levels of smoke making it hard to see and breathe.
Chicago Public School officials announced March 21 the shuttering of 50 schools and 61 school buildings in the city. This is the largest number of school closings in one year in Chicago by far, beating the previous record of 12, and the largest mass school shutdown in U.S. history.
Wall Street and its loyal servants in Washington took their perpetual crisis racket to new heights on March 1 with the beginning of 'sequestration'—across-the-board budget cuts to almost every area of government activity.
The most important factor turning the tide from anti-amnesty to legalization has been the brave mobilization of immigrant workers and their families in the face of escalating enforcement of the current unjust laws.