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“…whoever is involved in the campaign around prison issues has to recognize the extent to which structural racism has been promoted by the assault on immigrant rights. Structural racism in the form of the creation of these institutions of detention, but also in the way that immigrants are linked to the figure of the terrorist, because of the way in which that whole discourse of “immigrants” draws from and feeds on the racisms of the past, the racisms that have affected people of African descent, of Native American people. So, it seems to me that the struggle for immigrant rights is the key struggle of our times. And it is a struggle for civil rights. It is a struggle for human rights…”

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