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Immigrants Needed in US due to 3 reasons (tags)

1. Economic Growth 2. An aging babyboom #. A large number of abortions since 1973

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Trump's Animals ICE And Prisoner Sexual Abuse Racists Are On The Loose!

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Support DACA, Support Clean DREAM Act, No to the Border Wall, Racist Trump's Shithole Rhetoric!

The Problem of Illegal Immigrants in Israel and America (tags)

This article looks at the problems of illegal/legal immigrants in Israel and America. And also, describes the developing trends toward Globalist and Nationalist parties in Israel, America, and Europe.

Some Discussion Points about Immigration Trends into the uSA 2017 (tags)

Most Political Refugees do not get sponsored into US Borders. There are a few but their are millions of people dislocated by arm sales and dictators as well as ethnic conflict and religious and business strife that is large scale not controlled by the UN or African Union

Fall 2017 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

Charlottesville, The Returns of Racist KKK Nazi Violence, and More Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Horror, FIGHT BACK!

California won its first major battle over `sanctuary cities' (tags)

The judiciary can stop the wrecking-ball of Donald Trump!

Get The Internationalist No. 47! (tags)

Get The Internationalist No. 47! Send US$0.50 to Mundial Publications, Box 3321 Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008 USA. Subscriptions $10.

The Unsung Heroes of American democracy (tags)

This article is my response to my wonderful fellow Americans for supporting us, Muslims

How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism (tags)

Copied from Common Dreams

Economic Multicutural Strangulation in US 2016 (tags)

We welcome immigrants. However certain subgroups are getting the lions share of visas both temporary and resident as well as the jobs. This economic cancer must be turned around before more locals are threatened.

Donald Trump on the Issues (tags)

Trump

Spring 2015 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Immigration Law in Limbo, But Mass Detention and Deportation Continues….

Obama: War Criminal, Tyrant, Torturer, Racist, Corporate Tool, World-Class Thug (tags)

Obama

Obama's Sham Immigration Reform (tags)

immigration

Winter 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Is Obama's Immigration Plan Too Modest? Proposals Cover Less Than Half of Nation's Undocumented

Obama's War on Immigrants (tags)

police state

Fall 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: 1) Don't neglect immigration reform 2) Rethink Immigration: A Homeless, Undocumented & Detained LGBT Teen's Struggle for Due Process 3) CA gives immigrants driver's licenses 4) ICE Public Affairs: Rogue office in a rogue agency 5) How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons 6) More than 200 arrested at immigration rights rally in D.C. 7) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!

Napolitano to Head University of California (tags)

education

Civil disobedience outside of Obama fundraiser calls for "Not One More" deportation (tags)

Friday, June 7, 2013

SANTA MONICA - Hundreds gathered and 11 were arrested--many of them risking deportation--in an act of civil disobedience calling on President Obama to usher in the planned legalization of millions of undocumented immigrants by halting all deportations. Protesters gathered to decry other issues as well, including the imposition of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The day's events were marred, however, by a shooting spree that occurred just blocks from the protests that took the lives of five and injured several more.

Waging War on Immigrants (tags)

immigration

Obama administration grants DACA relief to more than 50,000 undocumented immigrants (tags)

The Obama administration released updated statistics today that indicated that, as of yesterday, 53,273 undocumented youths have received relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The Unstoppable Dreamers (tags)

"Courage begets more courage. One sacrifice inspires another... instead of deciding it was advantageous to cave to anti-immigrant racists, Obama looked for a way to please a mobilized and dissatisfied Latino base. We have the DREAMers to thank.."

Repeal NAFTA/WTO is Ron Paul’s Answer to Undocumented Immigration & Domestic Job Losse (tags)

Part of promoting non-interventionist foreign policy is allowing for foreign nations to have self-determination and autonomy in their own economy. The greatest limiting factor to achieving democracy and self-determination in any nation is an unstable economy caused by unequal trade laws. This inequality between trade partners can occur because of different resource qualities or quantities or as a result of trade agreements that benefit one nation above another.

Immigrants Are Undocumented, Not "Illegal" (tags)

The following resolution, principally authored by Zenger?s associate editor Leo E. Laurence, was unanimously approved by the Committee on Diversity of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) August 18 and will be presented to the SPJ at its national convention in New Orleans September 25-27.

Fall 2011 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: Obama skewers the immigrant justice movement (Pg 1); Obama Puts Bandage on Broken Immigration System (Pg 2); Obama's new deportation policy is PR spin (Pg 3); Immigration Appeals (Pg 4); Immigration and Mass Incarceration in the Obama Era (Pg 4);

OBAMA MUST FULFILL HIS PROMISE ON IMMIGRATION- EPCC (tags)

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday stood at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas again promised a ?comprehensive immigration reform? and a ?pathways to citizenship? to get Latino votes in the campaign for the coming 2011 elections. The EPCC stated that ? the EPCC is happy that the president and the Democratic Party is working to make their promise a reality. But he must do it now or before the election year, or else he will lose more popular votes?

ALL OUT ON MAY 1st in LA, FIGHT FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)

Immigrants all of nationalities under attack, what should we do? Rise up, Fight Back! The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) is calling all immigrants and their advocates in Los Angeles to mobilize and hit the streets of LA on May 1. For the EPCC --May 1, International Workers' Day, marks the fifth anniversary of the historic nationwide immigrant workers’ strike. On that day, millions upon millions of immigrant workers—documented and undocumented—flooded the streets of Los Angeles with millions of their supporters also in small towns and large cities demanding respect for all workers.

Border and Community Vigilantism (tags)

state terrorism

Sheriff Paul Babeu is a liar? (tags)

You have to shovel the BS if you want to get reelected.

Rally Against Hate and Nazi Rally March 19, 2011 - Claremont, Ca (tags)

We gathered in Claremont March 19, 2011 on awkward circumstances.

The Rich Satanist on Wall St. are trying to get Immigrants Blamed for Job Losses (tags)

The Rich Apostles of Satan on Wall St. are working overtime to see that Immigrants get blamed for the Job Losses caused by The Fascist Trade Agreements. Don't fall for their Post 9-11 Misdirection Tactics.

Pinoy Harvard grad facing deportation released (tags)

Mark Farrales, a Filipino- American detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for allegedly being an illegal immigrant has been released. According to EPCC NEWS based in Los Angeles, In a phone interview with ABS-CBN North America News Bureau, ICE said they granted a "deferred action" to Mark Farrales for one year to afford him "additional time to pursue his options." Farrales, 31, was detained at the Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, California last October. Farrales's supporters in the Filipino-American community were happy about his release. The online petition against the deportation of Farrales was started by University of California San Diego students where Farrales is getting a doctorate degree. Filipino organizations in LA’s Historic Filipinotown joined this effort. This is the place where Farrales grew up and graduated valedictorian of his high school class.

Press Conference: LAPD Christmas Checkpoints/Neighborhood Council Resolution (tags)

PRESS CONFERENCE: Neighborhood Council and Southern California Immigration Coalition to denounce the Los Angeles Police Department and Mayor Villaraigosa for stealing cars from Immigrants; especially during Christmas

Ask a Chola on Kill Radio? (tags)

A summary of some posts about Ask a Chola, who has been "unmasked" as not only not being a chola (a widely assumed thing) but also not being Chicana!

AJLPP MOBILIZES IN PHOENIX FOR THE NATIONAL PROTEST AGAINST SB 1070 (tags)

Fight Racism! Fight for Civil and Democratic Rights! The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) in the name of the more than 5 million Filipino-American immigrant community militantly supports the national mobilization in Arizona on May 29th against racism expressed in SB 1070 that legalizes racial profiling. AJLPP activist from the ProPeople YouthKMB will be on the chartered bus from Los Angeles, CA to Phoenix, AZ to participate in a national protest at the Artizona State Capitol on May 29. With them is a militant contingent from AFFIRM.

Santa Barbara Residents to Protest Anti-Immigrant Arizona Law (tags)

Protesters will be demanding that the local city council take action by divesting from Arizona. Several will conduct a peaceful Civil Disobedience

AJLPP MOBILIZES IN PHOENIX FOR THE NATIONAL PROTEST AGAINST SB 1070 (tags)

Los Angeles- Fight Racism! Fight for Civil and Democratic Rights! The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) in the name of the more than 5 million Filipino-American and 1.5 million Filipino immigrant community militantly supports the national mobilization in Arizona on May 29th against racism expressed in SB 1070 that legalizes racial profiling. AJLPP activist from the ProPeople YouthKMB will be on the chartered bus from Los Angeles, CA to Phoenix, AZ to participate in a national protest at the Artizona State Capitol on May 29. With them is a militant contingent from AFFIRM.

AF3IRM LEADERS IN PHOENIX FOR THE NATIONAL PROTEST AGAINST SB 1070 (tags)

(MAY 28, 2010) AF3IRM, formerly known as Gabriela Network USA, will be on the chartered bus from Los Angeles, CA to Phoenix, AZ to participate in a national protest against Senate Bill 1070, a recently-signed law which legalizes and encourages the racial profiling of immigrants. The contemporary freedom ride is organized by the ANSWER Coalition.

In the Streets for Human Rights: A People Without Borders (tags)

The recent immigrant rights demonstration in San Diego May 1 was inspiring, but a real solution to the immigration question will come only when we can disenthrall the American people from hateful corporate propaganda that pits disadvantaged groups against each other and convinces millions of Americans that their economic and social problems are caused by people below them, not people above. So-called “illegal” immigrants are just another in the long line of scapegoats corporate and Right-wing propagandists invoke to keep people confused and lead them to challenge each other instead of their corporate overlords.

The Economics Behind Immigration Reform (tags)

How convenient for Goldman Sachs. Just as most working people were demanding that the Goldman bosses and other Wall Street criminals either be massively fined, jailed or worse, the nation’s attention is suddenly forced to react to the racist immigration law in Arizona. And although the two incidents are not directly related, they represent a trend that is likely to increase in the months and years ahead.

May Day Temecula (tags)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

TEMECULA - Approximately 130 members of the Temecula community marched and rallied for immigrant rights and against the recently-approved Arizona law SB 1070.

Mayday March & Rally for Immigrant Rights / Downtown LA (tags)

LA March to ensure Rights of Immigrants in LA and all across America (article as it appears in the Los Angeles Free Press, www.losangelesfreepress.com)

Santa Clarita Immigrants Rights Demo April 10 (tags)

On April 10 local immigrant rights activists along with support from the Full Right for Immigrants Coalition held a demonstration.

MHC DEMANDS GENUINE PUBLIC APOLOGY TO THE FILIPINOS FROM ADAM CAROLLA AND THE CBS (tags)

We are speaking on behalf of the Filipino American immigrants and the Filipino people in general on your recent public pronouncement against us. In your radio program you mentioned that Filipino world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is illiterate and prays to chicken bones. You further added that the Philippines is nothing but Pacquiao and sex tours. Really, Mr. Carolla, these whole racist remarks from a supposedly intelligent person like you, being part of the media, is all about you and not us.

More than 12,000 March for Full Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, March 27 (tags)

“Queremos Trabajos, Los Migras Los Carajos!” This chant well summed up the feelings of more than 12,000 marched in downtown Los Angeles in the scorching heat of early spring in Los Angeles crying for real immigration reform and full rights for all immigrants last March 27, 2010. Inspired by the 600,000 turn out in Washington DC last March 21, the more than 12,000 rallyist spearheaded by the Full Rights For All Immigrants Coalition led by Hermanidad Mexicana and the Latino Movement-USA. The inspired and militant march started from the corner of Olympic and Broadway and was cheered by people from all walks of life who filled the sidewalks of old downtown. There were hundreds of American and other nationalities flags that flew held by thousands of demonstrators.

Candidate Stewart Alexander: Meg Whitman’s Position on Immigration is Racist (tags)

Republican candidate Meg Whitman is proposing tighter border enforcement and prosecuting illegal aliens. Stewart Alexander, a PFP Candidate for California Governor, says “Whitman’s position on immigration is racist and discriminates against Mexican-Americans.”

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite the filing of a new immigrant reform bill renewed, anti immigrant drive continues This is because the immigration bill itself has serious flaws in that it accepts the logic of tightening “border security” and thus does not challenge the category of the “illegal” immigrant. This motions to pass immigration reform has given space to local and state law enforcement agencies to increase their repressive activities. This is the same condition when the federal government twiddled its thumbs during the Civil Rights Movement, local police departments in the South led the forces of reaction and bigotry against the Black freedom struggle.

Protest LAPD Stealing Cars from Raza during Xmas Season!! (tags)

F O R I MM E D I A T E R E L E A S E Community organizations to denounce Los Angeles Police Department and the Sherriff's Department for stealing cars from Immigrants; especially during Christmas

New Immigration Reform Bill Raising False Hopes for Immigrants (tags)

On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. Some immigrant rights advocates even rallied in Los Angeles to celebrate the filing of this bill But for the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles , this new immigrant reform bill only raise false hopes for all immigrants. It is just the same as the immigrant reform bill of 2006 also known as the Kennedy-Mccain bill that was diluted and was shelved due to the opposition of the rightist and other obstructionist and racist anti-immigrant lobby.

Undocumented workers face new repressive state tactics (tags)

On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Seurity and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. The Obama administration has stated that it will not act on the bill until health care legislation is passed, but there is a good chance it is also waiting for a more conservative compromise proposal to emerge from the Senate subcommittee on immigration. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is also supposed to introduce an administration bill next year.

Imperialism is a Human Rights Violation!!! (tags)

STOP the War on Raza and Stop the Wars in the Middle East!!! December 10, 2009, 5:00pm

Pushing the Barriers: the Children of Immigrants in California (tags)

Yesenia Zamarripas is about to enter her sophomore year at Crenshaw High School. Her Mexican parents speak very little English, and so it's been hard for Yesenia to keep up with her peers. Now, the pressure is mounting, and there's no time to fall behind. But resources are slim in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and there are very few options for getting extra help. Getting through high school is going to be tough.

It's Official: Healthcare Reform is Dead (tags)

The “transparent government” that President Obama guaranteed during his electoral campaign has become yet another broken promise. On August 14th, the Huffington Post revealed a memo containing details of “the deal” that Obama cut with health care mega-corporations in secret White House meetings. And although the White House denies the authenticity of the memo, the details are consistent with earlier reports from other national media outlets.

Fascism: What it is and How to fight it (tags)

In light of the resurgeance of the ultra-right, the Freedom Socialist Party sponsors a six week study group on countering neo-fascism.

Democrats and Republicans Join Hands Over Immigration (tags)

Even the most optimistic Obama supporter should cringe in response to the White House’s recent “bi-partisan immigration talks.” What could Democrats and Republicans possibly have in common over immigration? Quite a lot it turns out. An enormous sell-out is being prepared for the U.S. immigrant population and Latinos especially — who came out in record numbers in many swing states to vote for Obama last year. Attached to these votes are huge expectations.

Milwaukee Common Council Approves Near South Side Area Plan (tags)

Development plan considered discriminatory towards new immigrants, low-income residents, and Latino businesses along the Historic Mitchell, W. National and W. Lincoln Ave. corridors

May-June 2009 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

The Inland Empire Marches on May Day (tags)

Riverside, CA (May 1, 2009) – Twenty eight groups from all over the Inland Empire —immigrant rights groups, unions, workers, students, clergy, and human rights activists— united today to call for fair, comprehensive reform to end abuses against immigrants, workers, and their families.  Students kicked off the march with a traditional ritual at UCR’s Bell Tower, and then joined supporters from Riverside and San Bernardino counties at Cesar Chavez Community Center to continue their journey to City Hall.

Immigrants Marched For Reform, Despite H1N1 Flu Treat (tags)

30,000 Immigrants Marched in Milw., Wisconsin For Immigration Reform, Despite Flu Treat

EPCC STATEMENT FOR MAY 1 RALLY IN LA (tags)

We march today, May 1 to demand full legalization and rights for all immigrants and for workers rights. We militantly are in solidarity with all working people of the world and in the United States. Today the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) will be marching with the AJLPP and ANSWER-LA and with the May 1 Immigrant Coalition. We are demanding full rights for all immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and to fight for better workers rights and living conditions.

Celebrate May Day in the streets! (tags)

SAIC May Day mobilizing leaflet It is time to prepare for struggle against Obama-style immigration reform!

Latinos Make Plea To State Committee (tags)

More than 198 Latinos want the State Legislative Finance Committee to include license certificates in state budget

HUNDREDS ATTENDS IMMIGRATION REFORM HEARINGS IN LOS ANGELES, MARCH 13 (tags)

Familias Unidas, Jamas Cerra Vencidos! (Familes United Can never be defeated) Hundreds of immigrants and advocates packed the old La Placita Olvera Church to hear testimonies from people who are affected by the broken immigration laws of the US and attend a congressional hearing on immigration reform law. Present at the hearings were Assistant Speaker Congressman Xavier Becerra, Congresswomen Grace Napolitan0, Lucille Royal-Allard and Diane Watson. They were members of the Latino and Black Caucus. They also presented people from their district who spoke on their concerns on immigration reform.

HUNDREDS ATTNED IMMIGRATION REFORM HEARINGS IN LOS ANGELES, MARCH 13 (tags)

Familias Unidas, Jamas Cerra Vencidos! (Familes United Can never be defeated) Hundreds of immigrants and advocates packed the old La Placita Olvera Church to hear testimonies from people who are affected by the broken immigration laws of the US and attend a congressional hearing on immigration reform law. Present at the hearings were Assistant Speaker Congressman Xavier Becerra, Congresswomen Grace Napolitan0, Lucille Royal-Allard and Diane Watson. They were members of the Latino and Black Caucus. They also presented people from their district who spoke on their concerns on immigration reform.

Real ID Implementation Delayed Until 2010 By DHS (tags)

Local Coalition for Safe Roads wants state to issue driving certificates to undocumented immigrants

Riverside, Southern California: Community marches against raids and deportations (tags)

On Saturday, February 6th, 2009 at least 300, and by some estimates possibly as many as 500, people turned out in the city of Riverside California to demand an end to the raids, harassment, and racial profiling increasingly being conducted by US Border Patrol agents against the residents of our local communities and workplaces

Racism in Italy: urgent action! (tags)

The Italian institutions have approved with an emergency decree the presence of anti-Roma and anti-foreigner patrols, the filing of the homeless and ghetto-camps. The “security package” encourages doctors to report “illegal” immigrants. In the meantime ten Tunisian refugees awaiting deportation have attempted suicide on Lampedusa. EveryOne Group: “The “Padane” patrols are the equivalent of the Blackshirts whose aim is racial persecution. Extreme Right ideology prompted by racial hatred triumphs, while we are amazed at the insubstantiality of the protests coming from the democratic parties against such injustice. It is no longer a matter of politics, it is endless horror that mainly affects women, children and the most vulnerable. Urgent and determined intervention from the international institutions has now become necessary”. others have been sentenced. Many cases of ill-treatment have been reported in Monza, Lecco, Varese and in other cities in northern Italy: cases of torture, rape and the stealing from young Roma of money obtained from begging. Two “patrols” who carry out these crimes are known as the “Company of Death” (who wear green shirts) and the “Barboso Gang” (who according to the victims wear police uniforms). Officially founded in 1990, the Padane patrols follow the philosophy contained in the slogan coined by the Leghista Mario Borghezio: “Sticks against immigration”. Three years later Gianfranco Miglio, the ideologist of the Northern League and supporter of the anti-immigrant patrols, stated that “Lynching is the highest form of justice”.The associations defending the rights of the Roma people and immigrants have received dozens of reports of abuse carried out by these patrols. Often these patrols are copied by groups of racists – such as GAPE in Tuscany – who have been the protagonists of attacks in which Roma citizens have died a terrible death: we remember the fire of Livorno in which four young children perished.Since the emergency decree was approved, parties and racist groups have started to recruit members. There is a real danger that the 176,000 Italian racists active with violent slogans and statements against the Roma people on Facebook – only a part of the Italian xenophobic and Neo-Nazi movement – will join the patrols in order to carry out these “authorized” ethnic purges.Before the accusations of the victims, the militia will be covered by the institutions, and their testimonies will be considered on the same level as those of “public officials”. The decree has also cancelled out the law that says doctors do not have to report the immigrants who turn to them for health treatment, and it asks hospitals and clinics to report “illegal” immigrants - in violation of the Hippocratic Oath. The renewal of the foreigners’ residence permit will now cost up to 200 euros: an exorbitant sum that will hit already discriminated against immigrants, people who are often already reduced to slavery by the power Italian law grants their employers. While the Senate was approving the racist package, in Lampedusa a group of Tunisian refugees faced with deportation attempted suicide by hanging themselves with their own clothes. As for the running of the Roma settlements, Milan has officialized the new “security package” which transforms every camp into an authentic “closed” ghetto with 24-hour police surveillance, and where Roma citizens are deprived of any rights. Deputy mayor, De Corato, after confirming with satisfaction the responsibility of the Milanese authorities in the humanitarian tragedy of the “clearance of over 100 camps, some of which of large dimensions” has announced for 2009 “the demolition of squatter buildings and settlements in private areas” and “more rigid regulations” against the Roma community. We must emphasise that in the city of Milan alone, there have been hundreds of episodes of violence against women from the Roma ethnic group. They have often been thrown out onto the street on their own (or with small children) following camp clearances while their men, who could have protected them, were taken off to police HQ to have their documents checked. “We are asking the EU and UN institutions, the democratic nations and the human rights organizations to join us in our campaign against the persecution of the Roma people and immigrants in Italy”, say the worried leaders of EveryOne Group, Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro and Dario Picciau. “After the ethnic purge that wiped out or forced the majority of Roma to flee Italy, after the countless violations of human rights and tragic violence, Italy is now taking the European Union back to the times of the Brownshirts, the ghettoes and collaborationism.It has become necessary to take up a position of responsibility and intervene with determination to prevent these intolerant and uncivil measures being spread in the form of ideologies and “infecting” other Members States. The recent past has taught us that resolutions and warnings have had no effect, while the directives have been constantly sidestepped or ignored, and gone unpunished. Inertia is dangerous, and the presence of racist and xenophobic leaders in the European Parliament itself (even on the Civil Liberties Committee), and the re-emergence of intolerant and anti-Semitic ideologies, is symptomatic of a phenomenon that causes anguish and offers, instead of a Europe of human rights, the most sinister of ghosts”. Contact: info@everyonegroup.com www.everyonegroup.com (+39) 334 3449180 - 3313585406 - 334-8429527

Immigration Reform Possible-CDIR (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) based in Los Angeles learned through immigrat rights sources that immigration reform can happen during the Obama adminstration. After two failed attempts in 2006 and 2007, immigration reform could finally be pushed through both houses of the US Congress starting in September, civil rights activists said. "We are confident and very optimistic that there’s likely to be a big window of opportunity between September 2009 and March 2010,” America’s Voice pro-reform group director Frank Sharry said in a telephone conference. As he spoke another immigrant rights conference is being planned in February in Chicago, Illinois. Immigrant Rights This was confirmed by the CDIR-USA Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia from People's CORE.

Racism, Immigration, and Profit (tags)

People are rightly confused about the issue of immigration -- it is a complex phenomenon and many things need to be considered. Often times, there seem to be equally compelling arguments and statistics on either side of the issue, creating even more confusion. Unfortunately, the immigration debate is often tinged or even marred by racism - usually subtly, sometimes openly. This feeling finds a receptive audience not because of prejudice, but out of fear. Indeed, racism cannot exist without fear. We believe that, at bottom, recent immigration-related topics -- from ballot measures to border fences -- directly or indirectly contain elements of racism and fear. Unraveling the basis for this fear, as well as those in charge of creating it, is essential if one is to make an informed decision on the immigration question. While doing this, we will attempt to uncover the deeper reasons that have created the atmosphere that has projected this issue on to center stage.

Immigrants to March in Washington on Jan 21, 2009 (tags)

Immigrants to march in Washington the day after the Inauguration to demand Immigration Reform.

Pelosi: No Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants (tags)

Immigration Reform News: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated on October 17, 2008 that a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants was likely off the table in the new Congress due to a need for a bipartisan compromise.

Fast for Our Future: Immigrants Rights Encampment at La Placita (tags)

LOS ANGELES October 15, 2008 – Members of the Los Angeles area immigrant community began a fast for their rights Wednesday downtown at La Placita.

After DNC/RNC, fight ICE and support immigrant rights struggle: a call to action (tags)

please read, forward widely, discuss with others, and ACT!

DNC in DNV Dispatch from the streets of denver (tags)

DENVER 4:00 pm MST At least 1,500 people marching toward stadium from Lincoln park now. This is mainly an Immigrants rights march but others have joined. March peaceful at this time. Another Immigrants right rally is now at Rude Park near Invesco Field.

Local Magazine, Paper, and Radio Promoting Alleged Scam Against Immigrants (tags)

Banco Amex Internacional is actually a mortgage company, and not a bank

Call For Anarchist Solidarity Actions With Immigrants July 21st (tags)

Take Nationally-Coordinated Action To Show Solidarity And Fight ICE on July 21st! We have begun the attack by spraypainting an ICE van with many anti-Migra(ICE) slogans. May our spark spread into a wildfire.

The United States, Europe and Human Rights (tags)

The discredited way in which the European Union suspended its sanctions on Cuba on June 19 has been reported in 16 international press dispatches… Such hypocrisy is made all the more evident by the brutal European measure to expel illegal immigrants from Latin American countries.

DEA, FBI and CIA are all operating covertly in Mexico’s narco-trafficking underworld Many (tags)

While reports of federal agents and cops being involved in drug and other crimes like smuggling humans, drugs, guns and cash are almost routine. Many believe the estimates of corruption among our own officials are much higher. This problem is seriously hurting America. As a result of the flow of these drugs into the U.S. which end up on America’s streets are financing terrorist, and wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world.

Baldwin Park and its Agents of Gentrification, Mayor Lozano and Lover Sergio Corona (tags)

Baldinwin Park and its Agents of Gentrification. Mayor Lozano and his "Lover" Sergio Corona on the edge gentrifying and taking 125 Acres of Land for their sponsor, Bisno Developer.

CDIR-USA Condemns ICE Raids in Los Angeles and Iowa (tags)

The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-USA and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today, vehemently condemns the ICE raid that arrested almost 400 immigrants at the Agriprocessors Inc. in Postville, Iowa, the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the world In Los Angeles, the KFPK radio announced that the ICE raid occurred in south central LA with ICE agents loaded on 2 trucks. At least 61 immigrants from Nicaragua,Mexico and Guatemala were arrested by ICE agents. CDIR Coordinator Arturo Garcia branded the ICE raids as “anti-immigrants and “Nazi styled Gestapo raids”.

U.S. Federal agent arrested and jailed for allegedly conspiring to smuggle illegal aliens (tags)

Federal agents arrested one of their own Jesus M. Huizar, 28, an agent of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency on suspicion of conspiring to smuggle undocumented immigrants illegally into the United States.

CDIR-USA Condemns ICE Raids in Los Angeles and Iowa (tags)

The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-USA and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC)based in Los Angeles today, vehemently condemns the ICE raid that arrested almost 400 immigrants at the Agriprocessors Inc. in Postville, Iowa, the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the world

May Day becomes an annual tradition for immigrant and workers' rights (tags)

In San José and all across the United States, marches for immigrant and workers' rights are reviving the long-dormant American tradition of May Day. While legislation for comprehensive immigration reform has stalled in Congress, demonstrators are poised to take the struggle to the next level.

MARCH AND RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)

Massive mass actions for May 1 that were held in major U.S. cities was a resounding success. In scores of major cities like Los Angeles (30,000), Seattle, WA (6,000)San Francisco,( 10,000) New York, (10,000) . and Chicago (50,000), Filipino Americans immigrants and advocates joined up with their Latino immigrant allies to demand full rights and legalization for immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and workers rights during May 1 International Workers Day. Arturo P. Garcia, CDIR and AJLPP deputy national coordinator said: “while the bourgeois media tends to praise the police for “good behavior” and chide the rallyist for supposed the low-turn-out, immigrant groups were satisfied with the unity shown at the rally. For the third year in a row, after the repeal of the infamous HR 4437, the need for a comprehensive immigration reform and a pathways to citizenship was again thrust into the limelight and the national stage. It clearly shows the immigrant rights movement is alive and kicking, more united and consolidated.” Garcia added.

30,000 IMMIGRANTS/ WORKERS MARCH-RALLY ON MAY 1st IN LA (tags)

For the third year in a row. more or less 30,000 marchers from three major groups- the MIWON, March 25 Coalition and the April 7th Coalition for Full Immigrants Rights in Los Angeles and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants. A stop on ICE raids and deportations and to commemorate International Workers Day. The media called it “a combination of a holiday parade and party celebrations” Different media outlets and the LAPD have different estimates like a conservative estimate from as low as 7,000 from KCRW and as high as 30,000 from NPR radio. In Los Angeles, California, shouting: MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT, LEGALISAYON, NGAYON and ANG TAO, ANG BAYAN NGAYON AY LUMALABAN. the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center marched from Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park and joined 15,00 strong MIWON contingent that marched from Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.

Workers/Immigrants March Rally in LA on May 1 (tags)

—For the third year in a row. more or less than 30,000 marchers from three major groups- the MIWON, March 25 Coalition and the April 7th Coalition for Full Immigrants Rights in Los Angeles and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants and to commemorate International Workers Day. The media called it “a combination of a holiday parade and party celebrations” Different media outlets have different estimates like a conservative estimate from as low as 7,000 from KCRW and as high as 30,000 from NPR radio. In Los Angeles, California the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center marched from Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park and joined 15,000 strong MIWON contingent that marched from Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.

Thousands Marched Through Downtown Milwaukee (tags)

Protesters want a fair and just immigration reform bill passed within the first 100 days of the next President’s term

May Day March & United Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Join pro-immigrant organizations at a May 1 march and mass rally in downtown Los Angeles to demand full rights for immigrants. The April 7 Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, of which ANSWER is a member, is part of a united front of all major immigrant rights organizations on May 1. There will be two marches that will unite for a mass rally in downtown Los Angeles that day. One will march from downtown and the other from MacArthur Park. Both will step off at 2 pm. This united day of action is an important step for the immigrant rights movement.

FAIR –PWC Press Conference Held April 26 for LA May 1 Mass Action (tags)

In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the pressing problems of immigration by more than 12 million immigrants including 1.5 million Filipinos in the U,S, the Filipino Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) held a Press Conference at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 in preparation for the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles. The FAIR press conference JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS was well attended by different immigrant rights, youth, student,World War II veterans and community advocates. Some of the speakers in the press conference were Paolo Espiritu: FAIR convemor; Aquilina Soriano Versoza: PWC Executive Director; Arturo Garcia: JFAV and AJLPP deputy coordinator :Jollene Levid: Gabriela Network organizer; Tracy Lachica Buenavista: Assistant Professor Dept. of Asian American Studies, Cal State Northridge; Carmina Ocampo: UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Associatio; Anna Sterling: UCLA Samahang Pilipino at UCLA; Nimual A. Ornillo: USC Troy Philippines president; Joel Baustita: March 25th Coalition and MIWON.

May 1 US-WIDE MASS Actions (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrants Rights (CDIR) –USA and the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) announced today that mass actions for May 1 will be held in major U.S. cities to commemorate International Workers Day and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants. In major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York and Chicago, Filipino Americans are joining up with their Latino immigrant allies to protest ICE raids and anti-immigrant bashing. They will also demand legalization and full rights for all immigrants. Joint MIWON/March 25th and April 7 Coalition March/Rally In Los Angeles, California the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center will march form PWC in 153 Glendale, Historic Filipnotown to Macarthur Park and join the MIWON Contingent that will march form Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.

FAIR –PWC Press Conference Held April 26 for LA May 1 Mass Action (tags)

In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the pressing priblmes of immigration by more than 12 million immigrants including 1.5 million Filipinos in the U,S, the Filipino Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) held a Press Conference at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 in preparation for the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles. The FAIR press conference JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS was well attended by different immigrant rights, youth, student,World War II veterans and community advocates. Some of the peakers in the press conference were Paolo Espiritu: FAIR convemor; Aquilina Soriano Versoza: PWC Executive Director; Arturo Garcia: JFAV and AJLPP deputy coordinator :Jollene Levid: Gabriela Network organizer; Tracy Lachica Buenavista: Assistant Professor Dept. of Asian American Studies, Cal State Northridge; Carmina Ocampo: UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Associatio; Anna Sterling: UCLA Samahang Pilipino at UCLA; Nimual A. Ornillo: USC Troy Phil

May Day Rallies Against ICE Raids (tags)

In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) the Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR) in Los Angeles will join the Press Conference of the newly formed Filipino American for Immigrant Rights (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 and the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, more recent ICE Raids More than 200 immigrants have been arrested in Los Angeles this month. On April 4, more than 60 Mexican and Korean workers were arrested by ICE in Torrance and in downtown LA.

ICE to illegal immigrants: 'We are coming after you' (tags)

ICE promises to ramp up crackdown on illegal immigrants.

FORUM FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO (tags)

The 2008 Immigration Forum called “Preparing the Fields to Plant the Seeds” was held last Saturday, January 26, 2008 from 12: 00 to 5:00 PM at the Mission Presbyterian Church at 3261 23rd St. in downtown San Francisco, CA. The immigration forum discussed the Dream Act, the Sanctuary Movement, the Kennedy-McCain Proposals and anti-immigrant bashing in the United States. They also discussed the roots and causes of imm9gration. The forum was sponsored by the Faith in the Movement Coalition (FMC) composed by Manos Unidas Community Center of the Mission, Alliance For A Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP), Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) Damayan New York-New Jersey, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, JAC of the Presbyterian Church of the USA, KM Pro People Youth, Grace Urban Ministries and the Mission Presbyterian Church.

January 2008 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter (tags)

Immigrant Rights Movements for 2008 -- Latest Information, and What You Can Do

Immigration Debates Heats Up Presidential Bids on Election 2008 (tags)

The Coalition In Defense For Immigrant Rights (CDIR) –USA express optimism that issue of immigration will be acted upon and that the US Congress will enact a humane and rationale immigration law that will benefits the 12 million or more immigrants in the United States. The CDIR –USA Coordinator Arturo P.Garcia said the CDIR is happy in the fact that according to latest surveys more than 65% of Americans believe that a new immigration law should be enacted in Congre

More Racist Moves by the Police of Orange County (tags)

The City of Orange, CA will be passing an ordinance Saturday, January 11th criminalizing day laborers. The City of Orange has a memo of understanding with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) stating that the local police force can and will cooperate with ICE in the aprehension of criminalized "illegal" immigrants.

Arizona treats Mexicans like Nazi Germany treated Jews (tags)

Arizona treats Mexicans like Nazi Germany treated the Jews

Racism and Anti-Immigrant Terror at Fire Evacuee Centers (tags)

The first story is a very detailed account of the police and immigration terrorism against African-Americans and immigrants at the fire evacuee centers. The second story is a call for volunteers, including interpreters.

Immigrants Neglected and Abused During San Diego Wildfires (tags)

It is important that people know that the government’s response to this has not been as benevolent as the news media has made it out to be. For immigrant families, this is in no way an ‘anti-Katrina.’ Immigrants in San Diego county are being neglected by emergency evacuators, put in danger by their employers, treated rudely by authorities and volunteers, refused aid at evacuation sites, and racially profiled by police and deported by the Border Patrol.

September-October 2007 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly Digest (tags)

National Immigrant Solidarity Network No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Vigil for HIV+ transwoman who died in ICE custody (tags)

Victoria Arellano, 23, died on July 20 while in the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) . She was denied medications necessary to treat HIV.

A United Rally for Immigrant Rights and Elvira Arellano in Los Angeles August 25, 2007 (tags)

Despite the hot and humid weather and a lethargic start because of the sound system , thousands of immigrants, advocates and anti-war protestors brought out a united front for Elvira Arellano and immigrant rights. The protestors marched down the Olympic/Broadway road, snaked through 2nd street and Los Angeles street and ended at the intersection of Temple and Los Angeles Streets to protest the unjust deportation of Elvira Arellano and for full rights for all immigrants. The protestors massed early at the Olympic intersection as early as 10:00 AM and started late around 12;45 PM. The 4,000 to 5,000 strong march/rally was led by “We Are All Elvira and Saulito Coalition” led by the April 7 Coalition composed of Hermanidad Mexicana Nacional and the Latino Movement USA led by Juan Jose Gutierrez, Raul Murillo, Angelina Corona and the ANSWER-LA: the March 25 Coalition led by Javier Rodriguez; CHIRLA led by Angelica Salas and the CARACEN.

SAME LAST NAME, A DIFFERENT ICE VICTIM (tags)

Another woman named "Arellano". This one transgender, died in ICE custody. Protest her murder tonite @ LA Fed. Bldg. 6-9 pm.

12:25 PM: Protesters gathering at Broadway & Olympic for Immigrants Rights Demonstration (tags)

12:25 PM: Protesters gathering at Broadway & Olympic for Immigrants Rights Demonstration

New “Surge” For Immigrant Rights in the Senate in the Offing? (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) warmly welcomes the statement of Senator Alan Specter, ranking Republican supporter of immigration reform that he and six other lawmakers are ready to reopen and start the debate on immigration reform when the Senate opens September. In an interview with CNN today, August 7 at 2:00AM with anti-immigrant anchor Lou Dobbs, Specter laments that the comprehensive immigration reform act was not passed in the Senate this year. He said he was hopeful that the debates will rekindle the interest and will make the lawmakers informed about the need to pass this law.

Immigration Reform Is Needed, After Bush (tags)

Stewart Alexander, a presidential hopeful with the Peace and Freedom Party, says, “I believe Congress should work on comprehensive immigration reform after President Bush ends his term in office. I do not believe this important issue should be used as a political football or as a bandage for an administration that is hemorrhaging before the nation and the world.”

ICE raid detains 30 in Santa Barbara (tags)

Article summarizes reports about raids in Santa Barbara.

Gestapo Kidnappings by I.C.E. Destroying American Lives, Families (tags)

I.C.E. and Homeland Security are partaking in gestapo-like kidnappings/arrests in Orange County. We believe it is a direct attack on the Pro-Immigration Movement and all of our communities. Help is needed! Please Support!

Again, Let the Immigration Debates Commence (tags)

Now that the Immigration Overhaul /Reform Bill or S.B. 1639 is being debated in the Senate, much emotions had been invested in the debate and a lot of sparks have flew and have lighted the dark night of the long wait. The LA Times today, June 26 hit the issue on the head: “ Conservatives continue to brand the legalization plan as amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants they say should be forced to go home. Religious groups have decried the weakened emphasis on family immigration. Immigrant-rights groups complain that temporary workers can never become citizens.

June 24 March-Rally For Immigrants Rights in LA - A Success (tags)

More than 15,000 immigrants and advocates militantly but peacefully marched last Sunday, June 24 in Hollywood to express their sentiments on the ongoing immigrant rights bill in the U.S Congress. Despite the anti-Minutemen rally in south central LA earlier Saturday, threats of ICE raids against immigrants, the oppressive heat and the watchful presence of hundreds of police and county deputies, the more than an hour immigrant rights march occupied more than six blocks from Sunset Street to the rally site at Highland Street in Los Angeles. The April 7 Coalition that led the more than 50,000 mobilization in Los Angeles includes the Latino Movement USA, Hermanidad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition and the Coalition in Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) and People’s CORE, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), UTLA and COFEM led this march rally. Other groups that participated in the march rally were AJLPP, KmB, Gabriela, CHIRLA, Comite Pro Uno, Dream Act Students Coalition, Imigrantes Unid

March and Fiesta in Hollywood (tags)

Immigrants marched and "partied" in the streets of "tourist" Hollywood to demand fair immigration reform.

More than 15,000 Immigrants March-Rallied June 24 (tags)

More than 15,000 immigrants and advocates militantly but peacefully marched last Sunday, June 24 in Hollywood to express their sentiments on the ongoing immigrant rights bill in the U.S Congress. Despite the oppressive heat and under the watchful eyes of hundreds of full armed police and county deputies, the more than an hour immigrant rights march occupied more than six blocks from Sunset Street to the rally site at Highland Street in Los Angeles. Although the march-rally was smaller than the earlier marches and rallies that numbered in tens of thousands, that saw police repression and threats of deportations and raids , immigrants and their advocates marched in militant, peaceful and festive mood

AJLPP-USA Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants March and Rally in Los Ange (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines(AJLPP)-USA and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. As the hopes for the proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” flickered, mass actions should be the order of the day.. The racist conservatives in the Lower House has just filed the “Border Protection First “ bill that elucidates their racist- anti immigrant bias

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)

The AJLPP and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)

he Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.

On the Defeat of SB 1348 in the U.S. Senate Vote (tags)

“The Immigrant Rights Bill SB 1348 is Dead! Long Live the New Immigrant Rights Bill!” The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition(EPCC) believed that the defeat of the current immigration reform bill in the Senate is just temporary. For all immigrants, the failure to pass the bill is just tactical.

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Supports Immigrant Rights Campaign (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council held its annual meeting last May 30 held at the Manila Terrace Social Hall, 2328 W. Temple St, Los Angeles and unanimously passed a resolution that will commit the EPCC to support the current immigrant rights campaign of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the April 7th Coalition, The EPCC decided to mobilize for the upcoming June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles to demand for full rights for all immigrants. The April 7 Coalition including Latino Movement USA, Herman dad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition is leading this march rally on Sunday, June 24 at 12:00 noon at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood.

Preparing for Martial Law, Part 2: Enforcement and Infrastructure (tags)

Whelp folks, I hate to be the pallbearer at our country's funeral, but I am here to inform you, in case you missed it on Fox News, that the apparatus for martial law is being quietly, but steadily, implemented. If one has been paying attention to the laws that are getting passed over the last few years we can see the telltale signs that we are getting closer and closer to such a scenario. Not only is this government setting up the legal framework for martial law, but they are also setting up the policing apparatus and infrastructure to carry it out.

Anti-Immigrant in Black Face? (tags)

drive minutemen from l.a. - stop ted hayes leimert park rally 6/23

Presidential Candidate: Immigrants Beaten Coast to Coast (tags)

On a day when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton spent the evening in rallies with thousands of immigrants, to make amends for the terrible beatings that hundreds of immigrants and reporters received at the Los Angeles May Day rallies, President Bush, along with key Democrats and Republicans, took their tern beating up 12 million immigrants coast to coast.

Thousands Marched and Rallied to Take Back Macarthur Park (tags)

More than 25,000 immigrants and their advocates marched Thursday to take back Macarthur Park after more than two weeks of meetings, hearings, plannings and filing of class action suits against the LAPD. But the supposed to be an indignation rally against the ALPD was turned into a call for legalization for the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. This came at the heels at the US Senate coming into a compromise for a supposed to be a “comprehensive immigration reform bill that will provide for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the United States.

25,000 March /Rally Renews Call for Immigrant rights: more than 20,000 Took Back Macarthur (tags)

[Editors' note: this article includes several uncited quotations from today's LA Times article "Park rally renews call for rights." In addition, the claim of 20-25,000 people seems to us to be (unfortunately) wishful thinking. We note that the rally at the church was confined by police to one full city block, and the number of people assembled in the Park before the march arrived was a similar number. We ask all contributors to LA Indymedia to please clearly indicate any and all quotes from other sources, and be realistic in your crowd estimates. Thank you.]

Immigrants and their advocated returned to the streets for the first time since May Day with Latino elected officials in tow, escorted by the LAPD who piggy backed for “public relations” during the march/rally to erase police brutality. More than 25,000 immigrant rights activists marched Thursday to Macarthur Park to again call for a path to citizenship for the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. The Filipino contingent led by the Pilipino Workers Center and the AJLPP attended by scores of youth activists was very prominent in the march waving Filipino flags and charting MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT! . Waving Mexican, Salvadorian, Honduran, Filipino and American flags and signs reading "No to Deportation," and calling for genuine legalization, about 25,000 marchers gathered about 6 p.m. for a brief rally in front of Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Wilshire Boulevard before heading to the park several blocks away.

AJLPP / CDIR Rejects New Immigration Proposals as Anti-Immigrant, Anti- Family Reunificat (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) vehemently oppose the US Senate proposals that will turn 12 million immigrants into “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws that should unite and not separate families. The new US senate taunted proposals that constitutes a far-reaching change in the immigration system that would admit future arrivals seeking to put down roots in the U.S. based on their skills, education levels and job experience, limiting the importance of family ties.

IMMIGRATION DEBATES UP IN THE US SENATE, NEW SANCTUARY MOVEMENT LAUNCHED IN THE U.S. (tags)

The US Senate, after a long delay will finally begin debates this coming Wednesday, May 16, on the much-awaited comprehensive immigration reform bill that will decide the fate of more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The issue: Amnesty or a guest worker program? Senator Arlan Specter wanted the Senate Bill 2611 to be revived while the White House proposes a very expensive “ temporary guest worker program” The democratic party promised a comprehensive immigration reform that will be favorable to the large immigrant community where it derived its support during the last elections. On the other hand, the traditionally anti-immigrant republican party is trying to win over the conservative sector of the immigrant population by giving a limited reform. President Bush, whose wife is a Mexican, promised an immigration reform bill by the end of this year. Senators Ted Kennedy and John McCain are also bent to revive their own immigration bill that died last year during the Senate debates that gave way to SB 2611 that the Republican controlled lower house killed in 2006. The senate killed the oppressive HR 4437 but gave way to some of its anti-immigrant features in the SB 2611 that did not pass the republican controlled lower house. CDIR Immigrant Rights Update

MIWON cover for LAPD mayday attack unresolved (tags)

MIWON maintains its refusal to publicly renounce its cover for LAPD mayday attack, enabling police commanders to escape accountability.

AJLPP CONDEMNS POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST IMMIGRANTS (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)- National Executive Board vehemently condemns the unprovoked massive police attack by the LAPD/SWAT against the May 1.70,000 immigrants march-rally in Macarthur Park, Los Angeles last night at around 5;30 PM The reactionary forces trying to discourage immigrant rights mobilization that ran to tens of thousands, used 20-30 motorcycled cops to commence fascist attacks on the unsuspecting crowds at the corner of Westlake and Wilshire and at the Alvarado-Wilshire intersection. The police motorcycles ran through the Cuahatemoc dancers hitting even children and senior dancers of the Danza Azteca. This type of dispersal attack was used in Oakland demonstration in 200

Adios Lou Dobbs (tags)

Immigration Activists Nazis? Time for CNN to say: Adios Lou Dobbs

Greens condemn brazen brutality of LAPD (tags)

The Green Party of California today condemned the "brazen brutality" of the Los Angeles Police Department at a peaceful May 1, 2007 immigration rights march here where dozens of demonstrators – and members of the news media – were clubbed and shot by so-called "non-lethal" projectiles.

AJLPP CONDEMNS POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST IMMIGRANTS: (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)-Southern California vehemently condemns the unprovoked massive police attack by the LAPD/SWAT against the May 1.70,000 immigrants march-rally in Macarthur Park, Los Angeles last night at around 5;30 PM The reactionary forces trying to discourage immigrant rights mobilization that ran to tens of thousands, used 20-30 motorcycled cops to commence fascist attacks on the unsuspecting crowds at the corner of Westlake and Wilshire and at the Alvarado-Wilshire intersection. The police motorcycles ran through the Cuahatemoc dancers hitting even children and senior dancers of the Danza Azteca. This type of dispersal attack was used in Oakland demonstration in 2003.

Full rights for all immigrants! (tags)

A new mass leaflet.

JFAV JOINS US-WIDE MAY DAY MARCH/RALLIES IN LA (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of 5 veterans, 32 youth, student and 25 community organizations in Southern California, militantly supports the nationwide mass action on the International Worker Day, may 1, 2007 all over the United States/ On May 1, 2007 we will again march in Historic Filipinotown and join the march rally in MaArthur Park. We call for family reunification, justice for veterans and full rights for all immigrants, now! We strongly condemn the racist attacks and raids against immigrants all over the nation. More than 4,000 Filipinos has been deported because of such massive raids.

JFAV JOINS US-WIDE MAY DAY MARCH/RALLIES, STANDS FOR FAMILY REUNIFICATION AND FULL RIGHTS (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of 26 veterans, youth, student and community organizations in Southern California, militantly supports the nationwide mass action on the International Worker Day, may 1, 2007 all over the United States/ On May 1, 2007 we will again march in Historic Filipinotown and join the march rally in MaArthur Park. We call for family reunification, justice for veterans and full rights for all immigrants, now! We strongly condemn the racist attacks and raids against immigrants all over the nation. More than 4,000 Filipinos has been deported because of such massive raids.

The Bush Temporary Guest Workers Program and the STRIVE Act Are Bad for All Immigrants. (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) firmly stands for and demands amnesty and full rights for all immigrants and for family reunification for more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The CDIR also vehemently oppose President Bush or the White House proposal. Under the new White House plan on immigration reform, it calls for a “Z Visas” valid for three years and renewable indefinitely at cost of $3,500.00 each time. To become legal permanent residents with the green card, they will have to return to their home country and apply to re-enter to the legally and pay a $ 10,000 fine.

On the Imus Racist and Sexist Remarks and the People’s Outrage (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) stands against systemic racism and sexism in all its forms. The racist and sexist remarks by Imus about the Rutgers women’s basketball team is not only racist in form but a like the tip of spear, in essence- the racist and sexist slur, an offensive against people of color and immigrants. Progressive and well meaning people’s organizations especially woman’s organizations must be vigilant and fight all forms and racist attacks especially against people of color and immigrants in the United States. We should not let such racist and sexist remarks against any group, people of color and anyone pass and be unnoticed and always fight for the integrity and humanity of all people

Immigrants: 50,000 March for Immigration Reform (tags)

More than 50,000 immigrants and immigrant rights advocates filled the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, April 7, 2007, to rally support for fair legislation for immigrants; and to protest against the recent White House plan that will further restrict the rights of immigrants across America. The March and rally was one of the largest in recent months and it further demonstrated the growing momentum of the immigration rights movement.

Masses of Immigrants Demand Amnesty (tags)

A big crowd of determined, joyful people marched down Broadway to peacefully demand amnesty for undocumented immigrants, and to public show their committment to justice for immigrants.

April 7 Coalition March Rally in Los Angeles Draws 75,000 (tags)

- Amnesty Now! Full Rights for All Immigrants, Now! With these resounding chants, more than 75,000 immigrants and immigrant rights advocates under the banner of the April 7 Coalition marched and rallied for full rights for all immigrants last Saturday, April 7, 2007, in Los Angeles. Unlike the disparate and fewer numbers of mobilized activities last March 25, 2007, the April 7 Coalition march for full rights for all immigrants became one of the largest to be held in Los Angeles after May 1, 2006. This brings a new momentum for the immigrant rights movement in California. The conservative L.A Times estimated the crowd as 10,000 while the Latino Channel 34 estimate of the crowd was 50,000.

Most Americans Support Path to Citizenship (tags)

Gallup Poll conducted in early March shows that most Americans support provided a path towards citizenship for undocumented citizens.

France : "Let these kids grow up here!" (tags)

"Laissez-les grandir ici!" (Let these kids grow up here!) Here is a short film that has been seen over 80,000 times on the internet and thousands more in cinemas in France, where, through the eyes and voices of children, it questions again the politics of deportation of so-called "illegal" immigrants – this is the midst of the election campaigns. A national petition is gaining momentum and may well gather more signatures than last year's civil disobedience campaign "Nous les prenons sous notre protection" (We will protect them)

Filipino World War II Veterans /JFAV Supports April 7 March & Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Join pro-immigrant organizations Latino Movement USA, Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), People's CORE/CDIR and many others, including the ANSWER Coalition, for a march and rally to demand full rights for all immigrants

The Sacco and Vanzetti Case Revisited (tags)

On August 23, 1927, the State of Massachusetts executed two-Italian born immigrants for their alleged roles in the murders and robbery of a payroll clerk and his security guard on April 15, 1920. The condemned, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were militant anarchists. A mockery of a fair trial led to their ultimate fate. Professor Deborah Contrada revisits their case and concludes that there was “reasonable doubt, easily” as to their guilt.

MASS IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS MARCH (tags)

Mass March for the Legalization of 12 Million Undocumented Immigrants, End to the Inhumane Deporation Raids, and the Immediate closure of the Concentration Camps which incarcerate entire families including children, such as the "T. Don Hutto Residential Center" in Taylor, Texas!

Anti-Immigrant Minutemen Defeated in Hollywood (tags)

Protesters Outnumber Racists, Demand Equality for Immigrants

The Struggle for Humane Immigration: Success and Challenges Speaker: Angelica Salas (tags)

Annual Program 2007: Peace with Justice Center invites you to participate in an exciting gathering of Peace Activists with one of the Humane Immigrant Rights leader, Angelica Salas. She was 29 years old when she became the executive director of CHIRLA—Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. The Mexican-born community leader began her immigrant rights work as a volunteer for CHIRLA in 1995, when the organization consisted of only seven paid staff members. Almost eleven years later, CHIRLA has grown to become one of the leading community organizations in Los Angeles serving immigrants from all over the world. The staff of 30 runs over a dozen programs to help educate immigrants about their rights, offer legal aid referrals, train immigrant youth to become leaders, assist in employee/employer wage disputes, as well as do advocacy at the local, state and federal level. Angela has a success story to share.

Marcha Migrante II (tags)

Caravana Por Justicia!

Victory for the L.A. 8: Judge Throws Out Charges in 20 Year Old Palestinian Deportation Ca (tags)

LOS ANGELES - In a decision received today, Los Angeles Immigration Judge Bruce J. Einhorn ordered an end to deportation proceedings against Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh, members of the "Los Angeles Eight" (LA8). The two have faced deportation for their alleged political associations with a faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization for more than twenty years.

Hundreds deported (tags)

Hundreds deported, others may face court after L.A. immigration sting.

L.A. Area Organizations Issue Declaration For Human Rights For Immigrants (tags)

Los Angeles, CA…..December 13, 2006 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) led a coalition of 18 human rights, defense and religious organizations that have signed the "Declaration of Los Angeles," approved by the Los Angeles City Council today.

Immigration group may not be what they seem (tags)

By Michele R. Marcucci, STAFF WRITER

Deportation no longer a given with drug crimes (tags)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the White House's aggressive use of immigration laws to expel legal immigrants for minor drug crimes

New Children's Book Teaches Intolerance & Xenophobia (tags)

Reported by Marie Therese - November 29, 2006

International Conference on Immigrant Rights at San Diego State University on December 9th (tags)

Immigrant Rights Conference with Keynote Speaker Nativo V. Lopez

JFAV STANDS FOR FAMILY REUNIFICATION AND SUPPORTS FULL IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS NOW! (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of 26 veterans, youth, student and community organizations in Southern California, wholeheartedly supports and salutes the all veterans and their families on the solemn occasion of Veterans Day, November 11, 2006

Arizona the most racist state in the Union! (tags)

Move aside Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi! Arizona is kicking ass and we are now the most racist state in the Union. The voters have spoken in racist Arizona! Mexicans, Latinos and anyone with brown skin isn’t wanted in racist Arizona.

Pop Immigration-Politics Quiz (tags)

What is illegal immigration? Who makes it happen?

Newest border surveillance drone unveiled (tags)

The new Predator B has equipment allowing its command and control by satellite from Riverside, Calif., where the agency's air marine operations are headquartered.

Federal Judge blocks Hazelton PA’s Illegal Immigration Relief Act. (tags)

Federal Judge, James Munley, of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has barred the implantation of the law passed last June by the Hazelton, PA City Council designed to prevent illegal immigrants from living in Hazelton, PA.

Drivers License, internal passport, whats the difference? (tags)

Wow! This candidate for governor admits that the driver’s license really has become the American “internal passport”. Makes you feel like your in the Soviet Union! - Len Munsil Arizona Republican Governor canidate - "Napolitano's idea will make it easier for terrorists and other criminals to legally obtain our version of a domestic passport,"

"Do I Make You Horny for Habeas Corpus." (tags)

As much fun as it is watching sexual hypocrisy in the Republican controlled Congress and what looks to be a criminal cover-up of said sexual hypocrisy within the ranks of the Republican Party leadership in Congress the real scandal is not the consensual e-mail communications between two sexually adult individuals, and what we will probably later find out to be actual underage sexual hookups between representative Foley (R)- Florida and some more than willing teenagers

It aint the Berlin Wall, its the Tijuana Juarez Wall (tags)

It's like the Berlin Wall but it's in the USA so we can call it the Tijuana Wall. Now its to keep Mexicans out, but as the Amerikan police state gets worse it will be used to keep Americans in.

Labor must take the road of class struggle! (tags)

A Working Class Emancipation labor bulletin

Why Hillary Clinton voted for the anti-immigrant wall (tags)

Last May, in the wake of mass demonstrations that brought millions of immigrants to the streets in cities throughout the United States, New York’s Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton spoke with disdain for the Republican right’s proposals mandating a crackdown on foreign-born workers.

Vetonator Strikes Again! (tags)

California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has vetoed SB 160 sponsored by Sen. Gil Cedillo

Sanctuary City, National City (tags)

Hundreds of residents of the small community of National City outside San Diego proudly celebrated their new sanctury city, a refuge for the foreign-born, free from profiling and discrimination.

Law against renting to illegal migrants ready for Escondido council vote (tags)

Law against renting to illegal migrants ready for Escondido council vote.

CDIR-USA PROTEST US CONGRESS VOTE TO BUILD BORDER FENCE WITH MEXICO (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) strongly protest and condemn the US Congress that approved a bill last Friday, September 29 that calls for building a fence along the US-Mexican border to stem the flow of illegal immigrants

A way to drive with out ID??? (tags)

Hmmm.... Utah allows the undocumented to drive legally with a "driving privilege card." I bet that would be useful for Americans who don't have the required ID to get a drivers license

September 28th: End the Abuse of Immigrant Workers (tags)

250 immigrant workers, religious leaders, community members and students have already committed to risk arrest, call on others to join them

Mayor Compares ICE Raids to Nazi Germany (tags)

"This reminds me of what I read about Nazi Germany, the Gestapo coming in and yanking people up," Slater said.

US IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUPS STEPS UP MASS ACTIONS (tags)

Diffferent Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions nationwide in more than 6 major cities to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. More mass actions is slated from September 7 to September 9 in protest of the much delayed congressional action on the immigration reform law that will legalize at least 3 to 5 million undocumented immigrants and at least 7 million workers as “guest workers” in the SB 2611 or the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill that all immigrant rights groups and advocate rejects as “modified HR 4437”.

VIDEO: Immigrants Rights March in Downtown LA (tags)

Although only a fraction the size of the massive marches of March 25 and May1 this march still drew an estimated 3,500 people.

September 2006: National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Saturday, 12:20pm - Protests Happening Now In Maywood (tags)

Caller reports an estimated 200 immigrants rights supporters, counter-protesters confronting anti-immigrant group of about 30 SOS-MM.

Mexican theme park turns border crossing into sport (tags)

A place were La Migra are not jackbooted thugs? Hey they are only actors here!

Valley Park, PA enacts Joe Turner's/SOS law (tags)

Valley Park, Pensylvannia follows lead on illegal alien law; same law close to passage in several California cities

Legal challenge filed to Hazleton ordinance (tags)

The anti-migrant law in Hazleton PA - a law that copied a local SanBernardino effort by Save Our State Nazi Joe Turner, has been challenged in court.

'Private Police Force' to arrest "illegals." (tags)

LA CRESTA -- Fed up with what it says is a failure on the part of authorities to act on the area's illegal immigrant problem, a group purporting to be residents of the affluent, sprawling and isolated La Cresta, Tenaja and Santa Rosa communities is vowing to take matters into its own hands.

August 2006: National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

7/28-30 NGIS Conference: A Success & Milestone for the Immigrant Rights Movement! (tags)

Yesterday We Marched Today We Organized Tomorrow We'll Achieve Our Dreams and Goals!

SEP candidate to participate in Spanish-language radio program (tags)

John Burton, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for US Congress in California’s 29th Congressional District, will be participating in a program on the Spanish-language station KTNQ, AM 1020, on Saturday night, August 5. The broadcast, which begins at 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time, is hosted by Alan Diamante, a prominent immigration and civil rights attorney in Los Angeles.

Solving ecological problems by restoring indigenous wisdom (tags)

Indigenous ecoknowledge can help in solving modern man-made problems with permaculture, decolonization, dismantling border fence, riparian floodplain restoration, etc..

Government - the cause of the IMMIGRATION problem, not the solution (tags)

Again government is the cause of the problem, not the solution. If immigration was legal none of these crimes would be happening! And in fact this criminal activity did not start to exist until the feds started enforcing the immigration laws with a heavy hand.

Tens of Thousands Rallied for Immigrant Rights in Chicago. (tags)

More than 40,0000 immigrants and their advocates marched in Chicago despite the heat wave that struck the United States. The massive march to stop deportations, sanctions, raids and against family separations was held from Union Park at mid morning, 9:00 AM and ended with a rally at 1:00 PM at the Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois.

Immigrants Are Lost In American Politics (tags)

Over the past 25 years Americans have enjoyed the benefits of immigrants for cheap labor; now the Washington leadership, that has relaxed enforcement and has permitted over twelve million immigrants to establish residency in the United States, is now reversing direction because cheaper labor is now in abundance in Asia. Washington is acting to protect the interest of corporate America, however there are many ramifications, families that are now part of the American fabric, working with us, living with us and are now part of our society.

Hazleton codifies racism (tags)

Home-grown bigots are nothing new in America or Pennsylvania. Every city of any size has its particular variety spewing its brand of ignorance-based poison and racist nonsense. Then there's Hazleton, Pa., where last night they made hate official city policy.

Political Parties and Corporations Unite to Co-opt Immigrants Rights Movement. (tags)

July 10, 2006 Political parties and corporations unite to co-opt the immigrants rights movement.

Protest Racist Minutemen in Hollywood (tags)

All progressive, anti-racist people are encouraged to protest the racist Minutemen in Hollywood this Saturday.

The Right to be Anywhere on This Continent (tags)

Comments on immigrants from Native Americans

Support Arrested Immigrants Rights Activist!! (tags)

Support and Witnesses Needed for Arrested Immigrants Rights Activist!

MR. GORBACHEV, OOPS!, MR. BUSH TEAR DOWN THAT WALL-FULL CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS (tags)

A FOOLPROOF PLAN TO END THE IMMIGRATION PROBLEM

Down with Senate Bill 2611! (tags)

In recent months millions of immigrants have been in the streets protesting the vicious attacks that Bush and Congress are preparing to legislate against them, while local governments also formulate attacks. Behind this reactionary onslaught is the fact that the capitalists want immigrant labor, but they want it without rights so that they can more profitably exploit it. They know that without the same rights as other workers the immigrant workers have little chance in effectively resisting the rotten wages and conditions they impose on them. And they know that lack of rights makes it very difficult for immigrant workers to actively support and participate in strikes and other struggles of the "legal" U.S. workers.

Senate Passes The Temporary Guest Workers Program (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) learned today, May 27 through news sources that the US Senate finally passed by a vote of 62-36 votes, the temporary guest workers program or the Immigration Reform Overhaul Bill after more than a week of debate

Down with Senate Bill 2611! (tags)

The reactionary features of this anti-immigrant bill are crystal clear. Renewed mass struggle is needed. Full rights for all immigrants!

San Francisco Labor Council on Immigrant Rights (tags)

Open World Conference of Workers >May 23, 2006

JFAV Persevere Our Struggle For Full Rights for All Immigrants and Recognition, Justice an (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) is seriously monitoring the US Congress debates and deliberations on the current bill on immigration overhaul that will make a long lasting impact on the whole gamut of American lives in years to come. ? Arturo P. Garcia, People’s CORE immigrant rights and advocacy desk and JFAV coordinator said: “More than 1/3 or 4 to 5 million immigrants will be forced to hide deeper into the shadows when the US Congress decides to send them all home when it chose to implement the “temporary guest work program” that will divide immigrants, separates families and put up obstacles for undocumented immigrants in their quest for residency and citizenship.”

Turner Complains:Son's School Hurt by Immigrants (tags)

Joe Turner interview in "Hoy": Complains about his son's school having Mexicans. Translated from Spanish.

National President - MAPA (tags)

A potential compromise on immigration reform might be reached soon in the Senate but some immigration advocates are against the Hagel-Martinez legislation. On Tuesday, the March 25th Coalition will hold a press conference calling upon Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to support full legalization and vote against the Hagel-Martinez compromise.

BREAKING: 11:45 am - Immigrants rights protesters countering anti-immigrant rally (tags)

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Protest Racist Minutemen in Downtown LA - Sun, May 21, 11 am (tags)

This Sunday, the racist Minutemen are marching through downtown LA. Join progressive, pro-immigrant organizations to protest against them. Also, participate in informational community leafletting.

The Bush Temporarty Guest Workers Program and the Democrat Compromise (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) express deep concern on the direction that the US Congress and President Bush is pushing the immigration issue that affects the more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Travis Morales Responds to Bush's Speech on Immigration (tags)

Bush is treating the southern border area as a war zone where the military must be used against starving people who are crossing the border to survive! No, no, no!

Bush’s immigration speech—an appeal to militarism and reaction (tags)

The Socialist Equality Party unequivocally condemns the vicious anti-immigrant policy put forward by President George W. Bush in his speech from the White House Oval Office Monday night. We condemn as well the craven response of the Democratic Party, which embraced in all essentials the administration’s attacks on millions of immigrant workers living and working in the US. Bush’s speech was ignorant, short-sighted and reactionary. While crafted with the short-term goal of satisfying both the prejudices of the Republican Party’s extreme right-wing base and the profit interests of the American Manufacturers Association, the proposals outlined by the US president have far-reaching and ominous implications.

Minutemen, protesters square off at Capitol (tags)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Illegal immigration protesters wrapped up a cross-country caravan on Friday with a rally in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, as immigrant-rights activists chanted for them to "go away."

"Capital Travels Freely - Why Not People!" (tags)

For May 1, 2006, "A Day Without An Immigrant", Women Say "Capital Travels Freely - Why Not People!" A massive movement of grassroots women and men, workers and students, on the streets in the US is demanding that their work be counted and that this be reflected in what they are entitled to.

¡Somos Milliones! We are millions! (tags)

The May Day outpouring, which was called the “Gran Paro Americano / Great American Strike” or “Un Día Sin Inmigrantes / A Day Without Immigrants” was, though in a partial form due to the minimal organized participation of most trade unions, a general strike: by all measures a momentous political advance for the working class.

Antis Email Intercepted - Agenda of Violence (tags)

An email sent on April 3rd, 2006 by a prominent anti-immigration leader has secretly urged the nation’s largest neo-Nazi group to launch a campaign of violence and harassment against undocumented workers in the United States.

BTL:Labor's Embrace of Immigration Issues Could Reverse Unions' Decline (tags)

Interview with Michael Zweig, State University of New York economics professor, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Price of the Ticket (tags)

The Price of the Ticket Immigrants on the march today threaten to go the way of the Irish, the Italian and the Jewish: they may pay the price of the ticket for American citizenship by yielding to a racial hierarchy that leaves Blacks at the bottom.

"AQUI ESTAMOS Y NO NOS VAMOS!": THE STRUGGLE FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)

By William I. Robinson

A Letter of Thanks from an Undocumented Immigrant (tags)

Hello Friends, First of all, I would like to take the opportunity to THANK everyone who supported the marches and the boycott on behalf of all my immigrant sisters and brothers.

Propaganda on “New Foreign Aid” – (tags)

At the height of the emotional issue on immigration and the Great American Boycott mass actions nationwide, The Los Angeles Times ran a five-part series entitled, “New Foreign Aid.” The series of feature articles ran from April 16, 2006 before the May 1, and featured the Philippines, Mexico, Haiti and other countries which send thousands of immigrant workers to the United States every year.We condemn such propaganda being peddled as “objective reporting.” Such allusions have no place in a society that purports to be democratic and free of racial bias. Such racist notions must be criticized and exposed roundly for what they truly are: worthless

Minutemen - Enforcers of Death on the Border & Promoters of Racist Hatred (tags)

By Luciente Zamora

The U.S. government is enforcing, and trying to pass even worse laws that force immigrants even deeper into the shadows by criminalizing undocumented people and denying them basic services.

Alongside this increasing, inhumane repression, the powers-that-be are promoting an anti-immigrant, nativist, fascist movement throughout the U.S. This vigilante movement is persecuting and hunting down immigrants along the border region, and has also been organizing forces in major cities like Los Angeles and Chicago and counties throughout Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Among this fascist nativist movement, the Minutemen have emerged as a prominent vigilante group that has been gaining notoriety and legitimacy as expert guests on reactionary news channels like Fox and other mainstream media outlets like CNN.

Enrique Morones, whose group the Border Angels puts water through the desert for migrants, has been actively speaking out against the Minutemen and other vigilantes like Ranch Rescue, American Patrol, the Barnett Brothers, among others. Morones says that although the Minutemen are not an organization of thousands, as they often claim, the Minutemen and the increased militarization of the border are responsible for an increase in migrant deaths.

In a phone interview with Revolution, Morones said, “Before Operation Gatekeeper, which was implemented in 1994, there was one estimated death along the border every month. Since then, an estimated 4,000 people have died trying to cross the border.” He told Revolution that 4,000 bodies have been accounted for, but that the realistic number might be considerably higher, “possibly as much as 10,000 deaths.”

It is difficult to measure the exact numbers because while some skeletons and scattered bones are found in the desert, many of the deceased bodies are never found.

The implications of the immigrant demonstrations for the class struggle in America (tags)

The demonstrations, strikes and boycotts by immigrant workers in cities across the United States are an indication of a sharpening of the class struggle, both in the US and internationally. Literally millions took to the streets May 1 in cities from Los Angeles to New York, Miami to Seattle and scores of towns in between. This mass protest movement, which has been building since March, is without precedent in both its size and its national scope.

Filipinos All Over the United States Joined the May 1 Great American Boycott and Immigrant (tags)

From Los Angeles and Seattle in the West to Chicago in the Midwest to Houston in the South and Miami, Florida in the Southeast up to New York, Manhattan in the Northeast, hundreds of Filipinos joined their fellow immigrants in the millions to demand full immigrant rights and amnesty. Thousands of them joined the boycott or just watched and wildly cheered from the sidelines flying the American flags as the Filipino contingents marched by.

Racism runs deep (tags)

Immigration opponents hiding behind the myth of stolen jobs and lost wages.. The research shows that immigration only has a tiny negative impact on local wages.

May 1st March Down Wilshire (2 of 4) (tags)

No time to write this up today, here are the pictures! THIS IS LIKE TRYING TO PHOTOGRAPH A CITY! HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE! BUT WHERE ARE THE WHITE PEOPLE - THERE ARE SOME, BUT SO FEW! IMMIGRANTS ARE LEADING NOW SO GET IN LINE.

Photos Essay from Immigrants Rights March (tags)

Immigrants Rights LA Photo Essay - Part 1

May Day 2006 - We Have Made History! And the Next Step (tags)

Today was one of the most important days in U.S. history: tens of millions of immigrants, activists and allies in over 200 cities from across the country chose to skip work, school, and the normal daily routine to participate in "A Day Without Immigrants."

March from Historic Filipinotown (Beverly-Temple Corridor) Los Angeles to Macarthur Park ( (tags)

March from Historic Filipinotown (Beverly-Temple Corridor) Los Angeles to Macarthur Park (7th/Wilshire St.) on May 1 We, in the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) and People’s CORE call on all immigrant rights advocates, all immigrants and everyone who loves freedom to go all out for the May 1 Great American Boycott – A Day Without ImmigrantsLet us march together From Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park on Monday, May 1 at 2:00 PM

African-Americans, Economic Well-Being, and Immigration (tags)

...while the concern for African-American well-being is well placed, the source of the problem is not always correctly located...

MAY DAY, a day of class struggle! (tags)

Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee Statement on May Day 2006

State Senate Endorses the Great American Boycott 2006 (tags)

California's State Senate recognize May 1, 2006, as "The Great American Boycott 2006," to educate people in California and the United States about the contributions of immigrants in California.

France: Government launches assault on immigrants (tags)

A demonstration called by a broad alliance of anti-racist organisations has been called in Paris today, assembling at the Place de la République at 2 p.m. The French government has launched a major racist offensive against immigrants. Despite the tenacity and extent of the protest movement against the First Job Contract (CPE—giving employers the right to fire young workers at will), which continued throughout February, March and much of April and witnessed days of action bringing up to 3 million university and high school students and workers onto the streets, the government is continuing its programme of reactionary legislation with the Immigration Bill. This bill, which will greatly increase the social and job insecurity of immigrants, is to be put before parliament May 2, without any disruption in its parliamentary schedule.

Why politicians hate immigrants (tags)

Throughout the history of the United States immigrant workers have been the victims of racism, exploitation, and in times of war, internment and violent attacks. While Spanish-speaking immigrants have had especially turbulent periods in the past, only recently have politicians made attempts at further marginalizing this already oppressed layer of society. Why these attacks are suddenly reemerging is something left unexplained in the mainstream media, and is thus an important issue to examine.

A CALL TO ALL FILIPINOS AND IMMIGRANTS OF ALL NATIONALITIES TO UNITE TO DEFEND IMMIGRANT R (tags)

The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR), a multi-ethnic alliance of immigrant rights advocates in Los Angeles, calls on the Filipino American community to march shoulder to shoulder with their Latino brothers and sisters and come out in force on May 1, 2006. Rallyists will assemble at Broadway and Olympic St at 12:00 PM and march to the City Hall and at 7th and Wilshire St. (MacArthur Park) to La Brea in Los Angeles.

Keeping America Empty (tags)

How one small-town conservationist launched today’s anti-immigration movement

¡Apoyo a la HUELGA de los INMIGRANTES! (tags)

A leaflet being used to mobilize for May Day in Seattle, where 30,000 or more people marched on April 10.

For May Day and Beyond: White People Step Up for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Open Letter to White Communities.

STOP ANTI-IMMIGRANT RAIDS AND ARRESTS, (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) vehemently condemns the latest series of raids of the Bush administration authorities against undocumented immigrants all over the nation most particularly in the East Coast that arrested more than 1,800 immigrants. Particularly, the CDIR is concerned with the raids conducted against the Filipinos during unholy hours in Chicago, Illinois and the nearby areas of that state. In those areas of the Midwest, many of the undocumented Filipinos work as caregivers or some other health care occupation.

Mexican Concentration Camps (tags)

How will the American government deport 4 million illegal immigrants?

People’s CORE-CDIR: ALL-OUT For the May 1 Great American Boycott! Dare to Struggle, (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) calls on all immigrants and advocates to go all-out on Monday, May 1, 2006 International Workers Day for the Great American Boycott! Join the Boycott March/ Rally at Olympic at Broadway on May 1 at 12;00 PM to City Hall. “Full rights for Immigrants! Amnesty for all TNT’s and Undocumented Workers! Legalization Now!”

Protest vs. Protest: Immigration Shouting Match Forecast (tags)

Well, the day-laborer hiring center in the 1200 block of Flower Street in Burbank should be a pretty noisy place at around 8 a.m. this Saturday:

Marching Against Law and Common Sense (tags)

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May 1st: Reclaim the Streets (tags)

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The Power of Latinos (tags)

In the last weeks, the sleeping giant of American politics has growled: the young immigrant generation, the Latino population. E pluribus Unum - one out of many - is the national motto of the US inscribed on all kinds of public buildings.

ALL-OUT FOR April 15 Mass Student Action—Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win! (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) calls on all students and youth, immigrants and advocates to go all-out today, April 15, to the streets!

PINPOINT STRIKE AGAINST MEXICANS IN AG (tags)

According to ABC, yesterday "Taliban" terrorists bombed a US government supported school in that nation. This demonstrates the Afghani revolutionary ability to discern the threat from the current political climate and agenda being voiced in Bush's America and obviously in retaliation for the approximately 4 million Mexican insurgents imported during the last 5 years via a blind eye in the Bush administration concerning immigration regulation.

Hundred of Thousands March-Rallied in 70 cities and 33 States for Full Immigrant Rights (tags)

Today, April 10, over 125,000 people took to the streets in Los Angeles for yet another outpouring of support for the cause of immigrant rights. The Los Angeles demonstration was part of a nationwide wave of protests just in the last two days that has continued to rock at least 61 cities across the nation. Yesterday Sunday, a record 500,000 rallied to clamor for justice for immigrants in Dallas, Texas. Today, 300,000 also mobilized in Phoenix, Arizona; 200,000 demonstrated in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC; 100,000 marched and rallied in New York City; another 100,000 protested in Houston, Texas; and 25,000 in Seattle, Washington.

THE IMMIGRANT LIE (tags)

Why immigrant rights? Why now? Why all the furvor of freedom within Amerika? Do you understand the bigger picture, or are you all just a bunch of slaves?

APRIL 10 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION IN LOS ANGELES (tags)

Thousands in Los angeles demand legalization for immigrants

March for Immigrants' Rights in Pittsburgh, PA (tags)

Pittsburgh took part of National Day of Action for Immigrants' Rights

AMERICAN LABOR MUST LEAD THE FIGHT FOR FULL CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS (tags)

WORKERS, STUDENTS SUPPORT FULL CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS

FULL IMMIGRANT RIGHTS NOW! SUPPORT APRIL 10 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION IN LOS ANGELES (tags)

People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – Los Angeles calls on all immigrants and their advocates to support the National Day of Action, today, April 10 in 61 cities of the United States including our city- Los Angeles The People’s CORE and the CDIR call on all immigrant rights advocates, all immigrants and everyone who loves freedom and go all out for the May 1 Great American Boycott – A Day Without Immigrants and support the April 10 National Mobilization at Placita Olvera, 5:00 PM in downtown Los Angeles Let us all act to stop racism and build a new movement for and in defense of civil rights and human rights that are being trampled in the belly of this capitalist beast.

Building Bridges Radio: Immigrant Rights - The National Debate Heats Up (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 58 or 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK WEB ADDRESS LINK

PEOPLE''S CORE AND CDIR ON THE DEADLOCK IN THE IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL BILL IN THE SENATE (tags)

People's CORE and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) greet the so-called deadlock and impasse on the Immigration Overhaul Bill with cautious and guarded optimism. We believe that the recent deadlock is better than having the bill approved. Such a prospect would have imposed great hardships on the more than 12 million immigrants in the United States. This development now gives us, immigrant advocates and all immigrants, more time and breathing space to get organized, get our act together and mobilize for the Great American Boycott on May 1

BTL:Immigrants in the U.S.Take to the Streets to Demand Equality (tags)

Between the Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Labor journalist David Bacon

NO TO RACIST COMPROMISES ON THE SENATE’S IMMIGRATION REFORM OVERHAUL BILL: FULL IM (tags)

We, in the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – Los Angeles and the People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) Immigrant Rights and Social Justice Program (IRSJP), express our indignation and alarm over the compromise that was hammered out in the in the so-called “Immigration Reform Overhaul Bill” in the US Senate today, April 6, 2006. The CDIR and People’s CORE call on all immigrant rights advocates, all immigrants and everyone who loves freedom and go all out for the May 1 Great American Boycott – A Day Without Immigrants. Let us all act to stop racism and build a new movement for and in defense of civil rights and human rights that are being trampled upon in the belly of this capitalist beast. Defend Immigrant Rights, FULL RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS, NOW! #

Immigration: A Nation of Colonists – and Race Laws (tags)

Immigration law has always been race law in the US.

4/10/06 and 5/1/06 National Student Demonstrations (tags)

see below

SEP candidate in California: Extend full rights to all immigrants! (tags)

The following is a statement issue by John Burton, SEP candidate for Congress, 29th District of California During the past week, millions of immigrants, documented and undocumented, have taken to the streets throughout the country to demonstrate their opposition to the punitive and repressive anti-immigrant legislation being debated by the US Congress. Thousands of students, outraged by the injustices being perpetrated against their parents, friends, relatives and neighbors, have walked out of their schools and marched in support of immigrants’ democratic rights. As a socialist candidate for the US House of Representatives, I support the full extension of democratic rights to all immigrants, regardless of how they entered the country.

Call Rep. Gary Miller to oppose HR4437 (tags)

Please forward to as many as possible

Blacks and immigrants call for unity! (tags)

A sea of people as far as the eye could see: Blacks and immigrants call for unity!

Wage war on poverty, not immigrants (tags)

"Si se puede!" Yes we can. They marched by the hundreds of thousands in Los Angeles, by the tens of thousands in Milwaukee, in Phoenix, in New York. Across the country, Hispanics dramatically entered what has been an increasingly ugly debate about immigration in this country.

April 10 National Day of Action & Rally for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

Recognizing that the USA is a nation of immigrants, join the April 10 in a massive rally!

More Sensitivity and Less Prejudice (tags)

Since journalists influence the political and social climate in the subject of migration, they should show greater sensitivity toward racist exclusion..Integration is not a one-way street but can only succeed when we create the prerequisites and grant equal rights.

ANOTHER FACE TO THE IMMIGRATION DISCUSSION (tags)

I have been inundated lately with a flood of articles analyzing the pros and cons of the various immigration bills, the impact of immigration on our social structures, the changing face of the color of our population, etc. I think there is something seriously missing in almost the entire discussion and analysis about immigrants; and that is the fact that the majority of them are misplaced people.

Immigration Harms Black America (tags)

Dr. Anderson will be appearing at: Eso Won Books 3655 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90016 Friday, March 31, 2006, 6:30 p.m.

Pesante-USA and CDIR Welcomes New Developments in US Senate Debates on Immigrant Issues (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network and the Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR) heard that the call of President Bush for sobriety and civility regarding the immigration issue came in reaction to the rush of millions coming out in the streets to demand full rights for immigrants.

Bush's Immigration Trap (tags)

Labor: Organize the Unorganized!

Full Citizenship Rights for All Immigrants! (tags)

Down With Racist U.S. Imperialism! For Socialist Revolution on Both Sides of the Border!

Sign the Petition Demanding Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)

DEMAND FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! ¡Exijo Derechos Plenos para los Inmigrantes! Sign the Peoples Petition / Firme la Petición Popular

CREATE-A-CRISIS: Anti-Immigrant Bill Flap Created by Bush & Co (tags)

I would stake next year's morning coffee supply on that !he sudden big flap over the so called "anti-immigrant" bill ( Border Protection, Anti-Terrorism, and Illega Immigration Control Act of 2005) is yet another manufactured crisis, designed to pull Bush's quickly charring fat out of the fire.

Speak Now, or Never: Stopping Sensenbrenner (tags)

Tomorrow morning, anti-fascists and anti-racists join together in the streets.

Hunger Strike to Stop Anti-Migrant Legislation (tags)

Dear Family, I have decided to hunger strike for 7 straight days to defend the rights of all immigrants and to inspire immigrants to stand up! We are part of many protests happening throughout the nation.

Spanish Radio Joins Coalition Outreach (tags)

MEDIA ADVISORY And PHOTO-OP MARCH 20TH, 2006 March 25 Coalition Against HR4437- Coalicion 25 de Marzo Contra La Ley Sensenbrenner Media Contact: Javier Rodriguez 323.788.3241 jrodhdztf@hotmail.com & jrod1194@sbcglobal.net

Special St. Patrick's Day Protest To Stop Costa Mesa Minuteman Junta (tags)

Join Immigrant Rights Advocates For A Special Peaceful But Noisy Protest outside of Costa mesa city councl person Gary Monahan's restaurant this St. Patrick's Day to demand and end to the Minuteman Junta's racist anti-immigrant agenda.

IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS FORUM !!! (tags)

Immigrants rights forums

Gran Marcha 2006 (tags)

LA Coalition to Stage Mass Protest on March 25, 2006 Against HR4437 Sensenbrenner Immigration Bill in Downtown Los Angeles and support a comprehensive immigration reform provision that leads to permanent residency and no more border fences and or heightened border security

Sanctuary Movement Spreads East (tags)

Please attend the Pomona council meeting Monday night, and or pass the this information along to anyone and everyone that may be affected, including clergy, law enforcement, teachers, mailmen, storeowners, bus drivers, clerks, phone operators, etc.

Why are "progressive" dems and repubs silent on Tom Harman? (tags)

Tom Harman, supposed progressive republican assemblyman from Huntington Beach, has suddenly jumped on the Minuteman bandwagon. But nobody is saying anything. Why? This is not an article, but a letter similar to one I wrote to an email group I belong to.

"What have you done to Costa Mesa?" Minuteman Mayor Allan Mansoor turns city u (tags)

Costa Mesa’s Minuteman Junta has brought terror, racism, incompetence and shame to the city.

Protest The ICE Man! (tags)

Protest and Boycott Costa Mesa city council member who voted for Neo-Nazi on a citizens' committee, voted to close the Day Labor Center and who created the city's new ICE propose against immigrants.

Police Brutality Strikes Filipino Youth in Jersey City Groups Tag Cops Racist, Anti-Immigr (tags)

Filipino groups are outraged over what many are calling "a blatant act of police brutality, racial discrimination, and anti-immigrant sentiment" on the part of two Jersey City police officers who arrested and detained a young Filipino who was about to file a complaint against an erring cab driver. Alan James Alda, 25, a Jersey City warehouse worker originally from Manila, was startled when police suddenly "arrested and threw him into a detention cell" at approximately 3 am on Saturday after he asked for the names of the two police officers who rudely dismissed his complaint against cab driver for overcharging fare. The two police officers were later identified as Sgt. Dennis Halleran and Officer A. Nunez of the Jersey City Police Department.

Six Lies About Immigration (tags)

An interesting take by a white guy who mostly gets it.

Police Brutality Strikes Filipino Youth in Jersey City (tags)

Jersey City, NJ-- Filipino groups are outraged over what many are calling "a blatant act of police brutality, racial discrimination, and anti-immigrant sentiment" on the part of two Jersey City police officers who arrested and detained a young Filipino who was about to file a complaint against an erring cab driver. Alan James Alda, 25, a Jersey City warehouse worker originally from Manila, was startled when police suddenly "arrested and threw him into a detention cell" at approximately 3 am on Saturday after he asked for the names of the two police officers who rudely dismissed his complaint against cab driver for overcharging fare. The two police officers were later identified as Sgt. Dennis Halleran and Officer A. Nunez of the Jersey City Police Department.

Mexico admits anti-immigrant stance (tags)

MEXICO CITY – Mexico's federal Human Rights Commission acknowledged yesterday that the country mistreats many immigrants – mainly Central Americans – and uses some of the same methods on them that it opposes in the United States.

Minuteman "Hunge Strike" (tags)

Plans for a Minuteman Hunger Strike on February 24, 2006 in Los Angeles

Call to Action by Dolores Mission (tags)

ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM at La Placita Olvera (Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish) 10:00 am, Friday, February 24

"Do It for the Children" (tags)

Dolores Huerta welcomes the Caravan for Migrants to Los Angeles, on its way to demanding humane immigration policies in Sacramento, Washington, and points in between.

LA City Council to Minutemen: Go Home! (tags)

In a stinging denunciation, the L.A. City Council goes on record against the Minutemen and Save Our State, but ices out the farmers.

Beyond Chron: Patriot Act: Anti-Immigrant (tags)

by Rita Mandelenis‚ Jan. 25‚ 2006

LOS ANGELES (tags)

discrimination lawsuits

Study showing SOS is attacking GOOD people (tags)

Speak Out Against Costa Mesa City Council (tags)

see below

Protest Merger of Costa Mesa PD and DHS TODAY (tags)

please see below

March/Protest Against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize Police Officers (tags)

See below

Illegal Immigration - A Native American Indian's View (tags)

By Carlos Estrella December 13, 2005

Illegals (tags)

"give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.."

BTL:France's Street Violence Ascribed to Decades of State Inattention to... (tags)

...High Unemployment and Poverty Among Immigrants ~ Interview with Paul Silverstein, associate professor of anthropology at Reed College, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Who's Behind the Minutemen? (tags)

Contrary to the official story, the USA is not one nation of many immigrants, but a prison of oppressed nations, including Latin@s. In the year 2004, another racist threat emerged against Latin@ and other immigrant workers: the Minutemen.

Facts About Undocumented Immigrants (tags)

The Antis will have you believe that undocs drain the US economy, but facts show that they pay more into the Tax machine then they take out.

Killers target immigrants inTIFTON, Georgia, USA (tags)

Five people, including one of Navarro's roommates, had been brutally slain in their homes. Six more were wounded, one critically.

Challenge to Minutemen; protest industrial agriculture (tags)

Instead of scapegoating immigrants, the Minutemen could focus their protests on the industrial agriculture corporations that exploit undocumented immigrants..

The Truth about a Mexican hero (tags)

Cesar Chavez was no hero to revolutionary change

City uses RICO Act to sue business that hires immigrant workers (tags)

City uses RICO Act to sue business that hires immigrant workers

An open letter to anti-immigrant groups (tags)

A satirical, but sincere offer to anti-immigrant groups claiming they aren't racists.

PHOENIX: ALL OUT IN SOLIDARITY WITH IMMIGRANTS (tags)

Join the counter-demonstration against the “Anti-Illegal Alien Rally” on July 1st. Protest the Minuteman project! Where: Arizona State Capitol When: Friday, July 1st, starting 10am

Lawmakers seek to crack down on illegal immigrants (tags)

See what your behavior has brought? And this is just the beginning.

Al OTro Lado--To The Other Side (tags)

A review of a very powerful film, beeing screened at the L.A. Film Fest, regarding immigration and corridos.

TUES 5PM: Join Anti-Schwarzenegger Protest Outside SMC at Pico & 17th St. (tags)

On Tuesday, June 14, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming to Santa Monica College to give the commencement address to graduating students at his alma mater. Meanwhile, he wants to cut education funding, teacher's wages, and jobs across California.

TONIGHT 7 PM: Students Speak-out About Gov. at SMC Meeting (tags)

Students and Faculty will be there to speak-out at the SMC Trustees to uninvite Gov. Schwarzenegger as next Tuesday, June 14 commencement speaker at Santa Monica College.

Unfair Sentencing (tags)

Clark County Public Defender Phil Kohn, seen in his office in May 2004, says he has noticed a trend in which illegal immigrants are getting prison time when probation usually is warranted.

A better job for the "Minutemen"? (tags)

Here's a satirical take on a better place for the Minutemen to "police the borders." Repost from Colorado Indymedia.

Hal Netkin identified as driver of Minivan that struck persons at Minuteman protest (tags)

The Orange County Register is reporting that Hal Netkin of Van Nuys was the driver of a Minivan that struck three persons who were attending the protest against Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist's appearance at the California Coalition for Immigration Reform meeting in Garden Grove last night..

Hunters and the Hunted on the Arizona Border (tags)

Minutemen Vigilantes Target Immigrants

Immigrants March in L.A. for Justice and Driver's Licenses (tags)

Thousands gathered in East L.A. on Saturday, October 17 to march for immigrants rights and against the racist measures that have been used against the mostly brown and indigenous people that form such a large part of our community, in the name of “Homeland Security” since 9-11.

Images - East LA Immigrants Rights March (tags)

Saturday October 16, 2004 - Thousands marched down Cesar Chavez Avenue this morning, calling for respect and rights for immigrants. (Community/Labor march, not the a.n.s.w.e.r. march up broadway.)

OCT 16 MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)

Join over 100 groups and thousands of individuals for a mass march and rally for immigrant rights on October 16, 12 noon, at the corner of Olympic and Broadway.

Immigrants Drain $30 Billion in Cash Annually (tags)

In the past nine years the cash that immigrants send from the United States back to their home countries has almost doubled, but the Bush Administration is planning to use the upcoming G-8 summit to discuss ways to increase the outward flow of cash.

Part 1- May 1st. Caravan for Justice (tags)

Los Angeles- Hundreds of immigrants and immigrants rights advocates canvassed the city of Los Angeles on May Day, otherwise known as International Workers Day, a day in celebration of working class struggles all across the world.

May 1st. Caravan for Justice (tags)

Los Angeles- May 1,2004 Hundreds of immigrants and immigrants rights advocates canvassed the city of Los Angeles on May Day, otherwise known as International Workers Day, a day in celebration of working class struggles all across the world.

(2) Immigrants Rights March (tags)

IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS MARCH February 28th in Downtown LA, at 11 AM about two thousand people, mostly immigrants, marched from Washington and Olympic to City Hall where a rally took place at 1:40 PM. Speakers and demonstrators demanded that the government allows all immigrant workers to drive with a driver license, and also they demanded that all undocumented workers be granted an amnesty to work legally in the US.

(3) Immigrants Rights March (tags)

IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS MARCH February 28th in Downtown LA, at 11 AM about two thousand people, mostly immigrants, marched from Washington and Olympic to City Hall where a rally took place at 1:40 PM. Speakers and demonstrators demanded that the government allows all immigrant workers to drive with a driver license, and also they demanded that all undocumented workers be granted an amnesty to work legally in the US.

Bush Reform of Immigration Policy may have a Hidden Agenda: Hispanis Beware! (tags)

Hispanics are Sitting Ducks: "We're addressing an important economic need (and) we're being compassionate to those undocumented workers who are here now ... many of (whom) are probably being abused and exploited,... part of this policy will help make America more secure because we'll know who's here." --White House spokesman Scott McClellan 01/08/04.

Pilgrimage for Human Rights (tags)

Activists from the Inland Empire and Los Angeles are uniting for a 4 day march in support of immigrant and worker rights, especially in support of SB 60 and the UFCW Grocery store workers.

[gangbox] LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION (tags)

LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION...how mass immigration has changed the American building trades

Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Rally a Huge Success! (tags)

As the culmination of Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, on Saturday, October 4th, tens of thousands of immigrant workers joined friends and allies for a fabulous rally in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York.

TODAY NOON: Stop Arnold Protest Outside Wiesenthal Center (tags)

Jews, Women, Immigrants and African Americans Call on Arnold to Atone For His Sins on Yom Kippur Have Been Targets of His Degrading Comments and He Has Publicly Praised Three Fascists Leaders

A historic message — Justice for immigrants (tags)

WASHINGTON – Busloads of Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders brought their agenda into the heart of the nation’s political arena, Oct. 1, demanding Congress enact comprehensive reform of the nation’s immigration laws.

July 19th PROTEST in Hollywood to repeal "Patriot Act." (tags)

Come to a Candlelight Vigil to Defend Civil Liberties! DEFEND OUR RIGHTS! STOP THE REPRESSION! An Injury to One is an Injury to All!

“All I want is World Peace…” (tags)

Ok, ok, so I was a Miss Australia contestant so you need to read this just for entertainment value… “What, Miss Australia, do you think America can do towards world peace”?

13,000 Arabs May Be Deported!! (tags)

13,000 Arabs May Be Deported!!

RW: Secret Police Round-Ups in L.A. (tags)

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Miwon - Points of Unity (tags)

May 1, 2003 MIWON – multi –ethnic immigrant workers organizing network (Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Garment Workers Center (GWC), Korean Immigrant Workers Center (KIWA), Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC)

Immigrants Are A Godsend. (tags)

from the book "Why Businessmen Need Philosoph" by Ayn Rand.

Dying to work: Humanitarian disaster on the desert (tags)

SASABE, Sonora, Mexico – The Sonoran desert has a delicate, haunting beauty. Hundreds of species of birds, cacti and lizards have adapted to survive its lack of water and brutal temperatures exceeding 120 degrees. The list of these desert-hardy species does not include human beings.

Local Poets' Take On Cutbacks and Outbacks (tags)

Los Angeles poet Julia Stein has had great success marrying activism and writing, so much so that she was sued by Guess Jeans for her efforts when she took part in a special poetry reading to criticize the company's use of sweatshop labor.

Muslim Pub. Affairs Monitors INS Today (tags)

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Solidarity With Immigrants Under Attack: Demonstrate! (tags)

Protest- Fri., Jan. 10 at 8, 12 & 4:00 -INS office, Los Angeles & Temple St

Register Your Dissent-PROTEST Muslim Roundups JAN.10 (tags)

Statement from Arab community and list of events occuring nationwide on the next registration date.

To those against illegal immigrants (tags)

all immigrants are illegal

Legal aid groups offer to help Muslims - they need YOUR help (tags)

The article below refers to a questionnaire for those who endured last weeks INS outrage. On Sunday, the American Immigration Lawyers Association issued a questionnaire for the immigrants to fill out. The American Immigration Law Foundation, the National Immigration Forum and the American Anti-Defamation Committee also have appealed to the immigrants to fill out the forms. Insha'Allah the questionnaire is available at: http://www.aila.org/specialreg.html

INS Protest at the Federal Building (tags)

12/21/02 Los Angeles CA Immigrants and supporters assembled at the Westwood Federal Building for a second day to denounce the incarceration of hundreds of male immigrants.

Mass rally. Tomorrow, Sat 21, 1 pm, Westwwod (tags)

Federal dragnet arrests hundreds of innocent immigrants. Activist coalition calls mass protest. Sat. Dec 21, 1:00 pm, Westwood Federal Bldg., LA CA

Letter by Alliance of Iranian Americans to INS (tags)

We cannot understand why the completely legal Iranian immigrants, and the 245 (i) immigrants have been arrested? We also cannot understand why the Iranian immigrants who have overstayed their visas, but who came to the INS in good faith to comply with President Bush's call have been arrested? And, worst of all, we cannot understand why the sick, the disabled, and the elderly have been arrested? http://www.payvand.com/news/02/dec/1096.html

Coffees Up. (tags)

Here's your wake up

Bush Daddy Realizations (tags)

What a fool believes!

Statement of the Disobedients' Lock-In in Seville (tags)

Manifesto produced by the disobedients presently locked into a church in Seville to support and draw attention to the lock-in and hunger strike of immigrants in that city.

FRANCE IS F*@CKED UP TOO! (tags)

I was surprised not to find many postings on Indymedia about what's going on in France. Having lived with a Front National family for six months, I am so disgusted by Le Pen's apparent success. That's not what surprised me though-- the millions refusing to accept him is what has.

Racists plan rally March 23rd in Los Angeles (tags)

The Southern Kalifornia Anarchist Alliance calls for militant action against racist groups CCIR and American Patrol.

Racist groups plan rally in front of LA Federal Building March 23rd (tags)

The Southern Kalifornia Anarchist Alliance calls for militant action against racist groups CCIR and American Patrol.

Feb. 20 National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants (tags)

February 20th is the National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants. Join us for a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. at the USC Campus on the corner of Jefferson & Hoover.

Feb. 20 National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants (tags)

February 20th is the National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants. Join us for a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. at the USC Campus on the corner of Jefferson & Hoover.

Feb. 20 National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants (tags)

February 20th is the National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants. Join us for a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. at the USC Campus on the corner of Jefferson & Hoover.

Vigil 2/20 Nat'l Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants (tags)

National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants - Candlelight Vigil Wednesday, February 20, 7 p.m. USC Campus on the corner of Jefferson & Hoover.

Protest Racist, Nazi Immigrant Bashers in OC THIS SATURDAY DEC 8 (tags)

Protest the Nazis in Anaheim to show support for our local Immigrant community

MAYDAY LA. -An Alien? (tags)

An Immigrant Women and her creative protest.

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