A few years ago, a former Mayor of Portland, Oregon asked me the question “why are immigrant rights human rights?” I responded with a clumsy jumble of words having something to do with the United Nations and about ten other things adding up to a total of about 11 too many ideas all poorly articulated.
5 minutes after leaving his office the answer I wish I’d given came to me. I ran it over in my head all the way home. It went something like this:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written in 1948, three years after the … Read more “Why Immigrant Rights are Human Rights”