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July-August 2005 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter and Monthly Actions Digest

by Lee Siu Hin Friday, Aug. 26, 2005 at 12:24 AM (213)403-0131 Los Angele,s CA

The nation's only monthly immigrant info. newsletter published by National Immigrant Solidarity Network

July-August 2005 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly Digest

July-August 2005 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly Digest

by National Immigrant Solidarity Network

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

New York: (212)330-8172
Los Angeles: (213)403-0131
Washington D.C.: (202)544-9355

July-August 2005 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter

Published by National Immigrant Solidarity Network
[Requires Adobe Acrobat, to download, go:]

In This Issue:

1. Updates on Civil Liberties
2. Minutemen Watch
3. Immigration News
4. Immigrant Solidarity Actions
5. Women and Immigrant Labor
6. Information and Subscriptions

Please subscribe to the U.S. Immigration Alert!
A Monthly Newsletter from National Immigrant Solidarity Network
1 year subscription rate (12 issues) is .00
It will help us pay for the printing costs, as well as funding for the ISN projects (additional donations to the ISN is tax deductible!)

Check pay to: ISN/SEE
ActionLA / The Peace Center 8124 West 3rd Street,
Suite 104 Los Angeles, California 90048

1) Minutemen Watch
A New Project For the Immigrant Solidarity Network

Call to Action : Protest against the Minuteman Conference on 8/26 at the Beverly Hills!
La Tierra es de todos Coalition

Friday August 26, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA

For more info: (213) 810-8438

The arrival of violent anti-immigrant groups like the minutemen is an alarming development. But each time these racists have appeared, they’ve met resistance from La Tierra es de Todos Coalition and other supporters of human rights. The minutemen want to return to the border on Sept. 17. How can we stop them? Come join us in our struggle to protect our communities from racism!

2) Please Join Our Lists!

- Daily email update:
The National Immigrant Solidarity Network daily news litserv

to join, visit web:
or send e-mail to:

- Regional listservs:
Asian American Labor Activism Alert! Listserv

send-e-mail to:
or visit:

NYC Immigrant Alert!: New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas immigrant workers information and alerts
send e-mail to:
or visit:

US-Mexico Border Information: No Militarization of Borders! Support Immigrant Rights!
send e-mail to:
or visit:

3) More News On the Immigrant Rights and Civil Liberties:
For the week of August 23, 2005
Compiled by Southern Poverty Law Center

[TX] Day labor site "observers" will pack guns
Houston Chronicle / August 20, 2005

A spokesman for the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps reveals that
Minutemen standing watch outside day labor pick-up points will carry
concealed handguns.

[AZ] Salvadoran immigrants awarded Ranch Rescue compound
August 19, 2005 / The New York Times

The Arizona ranch that served as the training grounds and command
center for an anti-immigration militia was handed over to two
immigrants after they won a lawsuit against vigilante leader Casey

[NC] Politicians leap aboard anti-immigration bandwagon
The Charlotte Observer / August 21, 2005

More and more elected officials and candidates are trying to
capitalize on the growing resentment over illegal immigration in North
Carolina and other non-border states.

[CA] Hundreds of Californians support border police initiative
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin / August 19, 2005

Immigrant bashing radio hosts draw large crowds in favor of forming a
new state police agency dedicated to snaring illegal immigrants.

[VA] Fight over day labor site intensifies
Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch / August 21, 2005

Anti-immigration forces scramble to sabotage plans to establish a
city-run short-term job "hiring hall" in Herndon.

[TX] Texas Minutemen face rough ride
Fort Worth Weekly / August 17, 2005

The Texas division of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps struggles to
shed its racist, trigger-happy image.

[USA] Expert: Vigilante groups resemble 1990s militias
Dissident Voice / August 22, 2005

A veteran observer of extremist groups outlines the many parallels
between the rapidly mushrooming anti-immigration vigilante movement
and the anti-government militias of a decade ago.


4) We Are Looking For Interns! In Washington DC, Los Angeles and New York City!

We are looking for several passionate and highly motivated college students to work with us at our Los Angeles, CA, Washington DC and New York City.

Tasks: Weekly community meetings with immigrant workers, outreach and attend meetings, and working with immigrant projects with our local partnership immigrant organizations, office stays are optional.

Length of the Internship:
10 months (Late-August 2005 - Mid-June, 2005)

Stipends: 00.00 (will be paying every 5 months for 0 each), plus transportation reimbursements if needed.

Qualifications: Prior experiences in non-profit and/or internship; fluently in foreign languages (Chinese, Korean,
Vietnamese, Arabic or Spanish) will be a plus; people of color, college students and/or women from the immigrant workers
community are encourage to apply.

Please send your resume with one recommendation letter to: Lee Siu Hin e-mail: tel: (213)403-0131

Please Donate to National Immigrant Solidarity Network!
All Donations Are Tax Deductible!

Make check payable to ISN/SEE and it will be tax deductible! Send your check to:
ActionLA / The Peace Center
8124 West 3rd Street, Suite 104

Los Angeles, California 90048
____ 0.00 ____ $ 50.00 ____ $ 25.00 ____ Other Amount $___________
( or more will receive 1 year free subscriptions of the Immigration Alert! Newsletter Print Edition)


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