National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly Digest
by National Immigrant Solidarity Network
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October 2005 U.S.
Immigrant Alert! Newsletter
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
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First They Come
to the "Illegals"....
The worsen situations of U.S. immigrant rights
"Injury To One Is Injury to All!"
That's no secrets that domestically, "War Against terror" is
in fact oppressions against immigrant communities. However, the government
and the society obviously doesn't really want to get rid of all undocumented
workers, because it would be the simplest thing in the world to find them.
Everyone knows where undocumented workers work. No, we want them here
long as they don't ask for a living wage and thereby threaten our ongoing
massive accumulation of wealth.
It's no secret: Pick any commercial building in downtown Los Angeles
or New York Garment districts, and at least a third or even half the workers
in the building will be undocumented. It's also common knowledge that
most major restaurants are staffed with undocumented immigrants, with
police or immigrant agents eating in such restaurants everyday. Who harvests
the fruits and vegetables we eat daily at California, Texas or Florida?
College kids? Or immigrants we don't even care their names?
With the recent U.S. passage of the CLEAR Act, the possible passing of
Immigrant "Reform" bill next year, the racist Minutemen at U.S.-Mexico
border and California Governors recent veto against Immigrant Driver License
Bill, the life of immigrant communities will not getting better, but will
be worse. All we can do is hope for the best and bite our teeth to live
It's the time anti-globalization, peace and social justice activists
need to spend their time focusing the community struggles where we lives,
join us to support immigrant workers solidarity campaigns!
THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY!
In This Issue:
1. Comprehensive Immigration Reform (Pg 1)
2. Minutemen Watch (Pg 2)
3. Fed-Sponsored Anti-Immigrant Campaigns (Pg 3)
4. Immigration News Briefs (Pg 4)
5. Immigrant Labor Solidarity Movements (Pg 5)
6. News, Updates from the Network (Pg 6)
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CALLING ALL ASIAN AMERICAN
Join the National Asian American Student Conference (NAASCon) in an educational
equity campaign to foster Asian American Studies (AAS) advocacy by providing
resources for student activists working toward raising awareness around
APA issues, recruiting faculty in AAS, building AAS programs, and fighting
tenure battles for AAS professors.
CONNECT with other AAS student activists-- share news and information
about AAS campaigns across the country by joining NAASCon's AAS listserve
BUILD shared resources for AAS student activists by contributing to NAASCon's
directory of AAS campaigns (send the following form to NAASCon_AAS@gmail.com).
We're hoping to post AAS advocacy resources on this segment of the website.
If you are interested in contributing resources including: FAQs about
AAS, Strategies & Tips, How-To Guides on everything from meeting with
to organizing a teach-in, and information on AAS-related speakers; or
if you have any additional questions, please e-mail NAASCon_AAS@gmail.com
Asian American Studies Campaign Directory Form
Student Contact Info:
Faculty/ Staff Contact Info:
Timeline of AAS Campaign:
AAS Courses Offered:
Number of AAS Faculty:
Visiting / Adjunct:
Institutional Structure / Support:
How is AAS organized (Major/ Minor/ Program/ Certificate)?
Where is AAS housed (own dept./ in ethnic studies/ in American Studies/
with Asian Studies/ own program)?
Current issues in your school's AAS Campaign:
Other Important Information about the AAS campaign at your school:
2) 11/14 New
York: Demand Immigrant Vote!
More than 1.3 million
New Yorkers cannot vote, largely communities of color
There are more than 1.3 MILLION New Yorkers of voting age who cant
participate in our local democracy
With one in five New Yorkers
ineligible to vote because they are not citizens, civic participation
in the city is not what it could be. Support the E X P A N S I O N of
voting rights to tax-paying non-citizen immigrants!!!
These city residents are subject to all the laws that citizens must observe.
They contribute in countless ways to the economic vitality and
social and cultural life of this city that serves as the unofficial capital
of the world. According to the Urban Institute, immigrants pay .2
billion in taxes, or 15.5% of the state's tax income.
Nevertheless, because of their citizenship status, these new New Yorkers
are not allowed to participate in choosing the municipal representatives
who make the policies that affect their lives daily. Excluding such a
significant portion of the city's population from political participation
undermines the health of our democracy and discourages incipient Americans
from taking a stake in the issues that affect their communities.
Join the New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights -- a coalition of
57 member organizations representing hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers
-- for a Press Conference and City Council Hearings on the Voting Rights
Restoration Act (Intro. 628)
Date: Monday, November 14th
Press Conference: 9:30AM on the steps of City Hall
Hearings: 10:00AM - 1:00PM at 250 Broadway (across from City Hall), 14th
Floor Hearings Room
Directions by Train: 1/2/3/9/A/C/J/M/Z to Chambers Street, N/R to City
Hall, or 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge
No taxation without representation.Participation = Power
For more information, contact Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (718) 205-8796. Visit our website: www.immigrantvoting.org
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