December 19, 2001
Democrats need more than compassionate policies for refugees. They need a policy to deal with the immigrant flow itself.
Mexico’s decidedly leftist new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is taking on the business-political-criminal elite that has dominated his nation, and drenched it in bloodshed, for the past 40 years.
López Obrador’s victory ousted Mexico’s establishment. If U.S. and Canadian progressives work with him, they just might create a more democratic continent.
Jeff Faux was the founder, and is now Distinguished Fellow, of the Economic Policy Institute.