A Path Forward for Migrant Justice Following the Elections

Will Lambek, an organizer with Migrant Justice/Justicia Migrante, discusses the reality that the great majority of Vermont’s dairy workers are undocumented, and now find themselves in President-elect Trump’s crosshairs. The hard-fought victories won by immigrant workers organizing for human rights must be defended and advanced in the Trump era. In 2013, immigrant Vermonters won the right to access driver’s licenses, allowing them to secure the human right to freedom of movement in our rural state. The following year, farmworkers worked for passage of the state’s Fair and Impartial Policing policy. The recently updated policy, which must be adopted by all police and sheriff’s departments across Vermont, firmly establishes that police “shall not dedicate time or resources to the enforcement of federal immigration law.”