You make a number of compelling arguments in your post. Thank you for sharing. I’m most struck by the role of the informal economy, in pre-COVID-19 times and now, as a potential source of income for migrants, as well as a potent system for explotiation and discrimination. Whatever labor rights initiatives are undertaken, we must develop mechanisms for including participants in the informal economies to bring some justice to these groups.
I am Audrey Hudgins and I teach at Seattle University. I volunteer with Kino Border Initiative when I’m not in the classroom and I am presently sponsoring an asylum seeker from Venezuela in my home while she pursues a change in status from Withholding of Removal to Asylum.
I look forward to learning with you about the intersections of human rights and migration, a topic of increasing importance in this time of redoubled US efforts to marginalize or deny migrants’ human rights.