With Tea Party activists and immigration hawks having trouble fielding crowds for their events, the Atlantic has declared that immigration reformers are winning the month of August.
But it’s not all happy news for reform advocates. The comprehensive reform bill passed by the Senate -- which contains a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented at the cost of a nonsensical, $40 billion dollar militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border -- remains stalled in the House. And it doesn’t look like House Republicans have much interest in passing it this year.
It’s a frustrating situation. But not unlike U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), when facing adversity, we take inspiration from Chicano lyricist Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine.
For those who still hope Congress can get their act together long enough to pass a rational and humanitarian bill this year, check out 10 songs to demand immigration reform with in the slideshow above. The Spotify list has a couple bonus songs.