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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 Video ICE Wishes Was Never Made Public (tags)
It looks like a scene out of a movie — men toting shotguns and wearing tactical gear marked "POLICE" suddenly storm into an auto repair shop in South Los Angeles - but they weren't police.
Fbi Agents Rampantly Engage In Criminal Activity (tags)
This paper presents proof by clear and convincing evidence that fbi agents and operatives rampantly engage in criminal activity, corroding the pillars of civil society and subverting the very laws that they are sworn to uphold and honor.
RELATIONS STILL STRAINED BETWEEN SOUTH LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS AND THE POLICE (tags)
Civil rights groups demand immigration agents stop impersonating police officers (tags)
Civil rights groups demand immigration agents stop impersonating police officers
IG Leaflet: LET THEM IN! (tags)
No Ban, No Wall – Full Citizenship Rights for All! Smash Racist Ban on Muslims, Refugees
Spring 2016 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)
Remember March 25 2006 Los Angeles No HR4437 March! Look Forward For Our New Fight At May Day 2016!
Donald Trump on the Issues (tags)
Summer 2015 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)
Life and Death in the Border, Mass Detention: Another U.S. violation of Human Rights
Obama's Sham Immigration Reform (tags)
Summer 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)
Summer Report: People Rise to Fight Against Mass Detention & Deportations In This Issue: 1) Why Immigrant Detainees Are Turning to Civil Disobedience 2) President Obama's Backhanded Maneuver Targets Anti-Deportation Movement 3) Judge Rules to Limit Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in CA 4) TFWP Moratorium: Mass deportation, racism Canadian-style 5) Texas Releases Hundreds of Immigrants Due to Lack of Space in Detention Centers
Duplicitous Obama Civil Rights Hyperbole (tags)
Obama's War on Immigrants (tags)
Spring 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)
The Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal is of two minds about how to deal with the broken U.S. immigration system. On the one hand, the document calls for the creation of “a pathway to earned citizenship for hardworking men and women” who are in the United States without legal status. On the other hand, the budget would continue to devote significant sums of money to the detention and deportation of many of the same people for whom the administration would like to create a path to citizenship. In other words, the administration pledges that it will do its best to deport from the country the very same people it wants to help stay. While the budget underscores how we'll benefit from commonsense immigration reform by accounting for savings the Congressional Budget Office has forecast, it continues our dysfunctional and illogical immigration detention system. As in past years, the budget includes billions of dollars for the detention operations of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — part of the Department of Homeland Security — including funding for 30,539 detention beds....
Obama Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death (tags)
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!
War on Terror Advocate to Head Homeland Security (tags)
Napolitano to Head University of California (tags)
Sheriff Joe guilty of profiling Mexicans (tags)
Arizona's racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of profiling Mexicans and Latinos
Thomas Perez: Obama's Labor Secretary Choice (tags)
a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA (tags)
a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA
Waging War on Immigrants (tags)
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.
Fall 2012 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)
The Election Over! Where’s Our Change? Our Demands to the President Obama at the Second Term! In This Issue: 1) CCR Commentary 2) FAMILIA LATINA UNIDA Commentary 3) NILC Commentary 4) Petition to Support Sergio 5) Latino voters in 2012 election 6) New Mexico, Border Election Highlights 7) LA council approves ID cards for city residents 8) Anti-Latino Laws Ignite The South
Student Activists Receive Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award (tags)
Student Advocates for Higher Education (SAHE) was honored by the San José Peace and Justice Center for the service, activism, tenacity, and courage of its students, and especially of its undocumented members. Representatives Mike Honda and Zoe Lofgren participated in the ceremony held at San José State University.
November 2011 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)
Occupy the Wall Street Occupy the ICE!! Many activist across the county are occupying their community to protest again the greedy top 1% and the corrupted U.S. government policies, immigrant rights activist should also joining this powerful movement to occupy their local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office to protest against their racist anti-immigrant policies!
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);
Filling Prison Beds for Profit (tags)
Sheriff Paul Babeu is a liar? (tags)
You have to shovel the BS if you want to get reelected.
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.
Pinoy Harvard grad facing deportation released (tags)
A Filipino Harvard graduate detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for allegedly being an illegal immigrant has been released. 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.
Obama Year Two: Continued Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)
Incarceration's Effect on Economic Mobility (tags)
“Know Your Rights,” Progressive Attorneys Tell Activist San Diego (tags)
Though guest of honor Ted Burke, one of 11 Midwest peace and social justice activists recently detained and harassed by the FBI, wasn't able to make Activist San Diego's November 15 meeting on law enforcement and political activism, the discussion was still compelling. Local attorneys and activists Kate Yavenditti, Frank Gormlie and Alex Landon reviewed the history of anti-Left and anti-progressive repression in San Diego and discussed what rights you have when you're stopped by law enforcement or when police officers come to your home.
FCGOA Defeats UGSOA Once Again 70 to 23 in a Humiliating Defeat at the DOJ (tags)
A Strong Labor Union requires that it's members understand that the Union is theirs and that the Union leadership be attuned to the desires of the members. Obviously UGSOA President Desiree Sullivan doesn't understand this...BUT FCGOA Does. That's Why the 340 Officers Working at both The Department of Justice DOJ and ICE Headquarters Voted for FCGOA.
Continuity of Government: Coup d'Etat Authority in America (tags)
America on a fast track toward despotism
FCGOA Defeats UGSOA at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Headquarters in Wash DC (tags)
"Today's VICTORY by FCGOA against UGSOA and it's UGSOA Local 44 sends a clear message to UGSOA President Desiree Sullivan that all is NOT Well at UGSOA" Stated FCGOA President Guy James.
“Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” (tags)
Election fraud expert Steven Freeman headlined “Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood July 1. The event featured a wide variety of anti-corporate presentations and showed the role of corporations in promoting and profiting from every current social evil, from war to the exploitation of immigrants and denial of the reality of climate change. It also exposed the role of corporate media and discussed ways people can challenge it.
Costa Mesa action against the "Rule of Law" (tags)
June 15, 2010 — The City of Costa Mesa passed a resolution labeling itself a "Rule of Law City" against the undocumented immigrants! Costa Mesa has declared war on our community! The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has provided the city an ICE agent in their local jail to deport anyone without the "proper documentation". How can we help the police if we don't trust them? Our families will be torn apart and we cannot let that happen! The city has no jurisdiction on laws related to immigration, but yet the City Council has made of its city a smaller version of Arizona with the same harmful consequences on the people of Costa Mesa! *** This protest was organized by the people of Costa Mesa***
The People Against The "Rule of Law" Of Costa Mesa City! (tags)
The City of Costa Mesa passed a resolution labeling itself a "Rule of Law City" against the undocumented immigrants! Costa Mesa has declared war on our community!
Federal Protective Service Building Security Agency's Workforce Plan Questioned (tags)
The Federal Protective Service agency has an annual budget of roughly $1 billion, and employs 1,225 full-time workers and 15,000 contract security guards at more than 2,300 federal facilities nationwide
Imprisoning Children for Life (tags)
only America and Israel do it
March and Rally to DHS Secretary Napolitano's Speech at Pomona College Graduation (tags)
Together with the Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and the Latina/o Roundtable of Pomona and San Gabriel Valley, we are organizing a march and rally on Sunday, May 16th to denounce the harsh immigration enforcement policies of the Department of Homeland Security during DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's speech at the Pomona College graduation ceremony. We will begin the march at the Claremont Greyhound Station, the site of numerous Border Patrol raids in the last year, and end with a rally at a park near the graduation site.
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.
Harmful Effects of Prolonged Isolated Confinement (tags)
It crushes the human spirit
Obama Year One: Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)
Worse than Bush
Obama Year One: Betrayal and Failure (tags)
Obama's shocking betrayal
Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Costa Mesa Mayor Goes to Trial on Wednesday (tags)
A federal civil rights lawsuit filed in March 2006 by an Orange County immigrant rights activist accusing Costa Mesa Mayor Alan Mansoor of violating his constitutional right to free speech is scheduled to go on trial on the morning of Wednesday, December 2nd at 8:30 a.m. in Santa Ana.
Funding Sweatshops Globally (tags)
Brutal labor exploitation
Sweatshop Conditions in US Cities (tags)
vicious labor exploitation
The Second Honduran Coup Came Today Because the First One Failed (tags)
"The timing of the elections set for November 29, 2009 is now a straight jacket, especially in the context of current confusion, the emergency decree... the complex media situation (an open and truly fair media being the sine qua non for an election of this significance), and the need for enough reconciliation to give confidence to the whole process." Facusse’s proposal is in effect on behalf of The Third Coup, or at least a trial balloon toward its attempt. But beyond its whacky proposals above, The Third Coup has an even more fatal flaw: It was developed in a back room by rich and powerful magnates, without so much a consulting, much less dialoging with, a single worker, or farmer, or student, much less their organizations that represent the great mass of the mobilized Honduran people. For it is their power from below that has prevented both malicious coups this year from triumphing. No regime - not any more - can hold on to power in Honduras unless it sufficiently satisfies the amalgam of social movements that are now popularly referred to as The Resistance. Furthermore, to attempt to reward Micheletti just two days after he bared his despotic teeth – in effect, betraying his other coup plotters in their lust for portraying this pustch as “not a coup” - with a lifetime unelected post in Congress, as Facusse’s proposal does, indicates a mindset so far removed from the realities demonstrated over the past summer, so profoundly out of touch with the overwhelming sentiment of the majority of his countrymen and women, that it offers a glass window into the mysterious mind of the oligarch, trying one more time to extract advantage over everybody else, even as his best made plans come crashing down all around him."
Corrupt U.S. Government official operating illegally with Mexican Drug Cartels for profit (tags)
According to documents obtained by this writer while employed as a high ranking U.S. law enforcement agent in Mexico, Cramer was also allegedly operating illegally by serving as a sort of secret agent and a full blown business partner of some of Mexico’s richest and most blood thirsty drug lords
September-October 2009 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)
No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!
Halt the 287(g) program! ¡Alto al programa 287(g)! (tags)
Friday, August 28, 2009 SAN BERNARDINO, California--Immigrant rights advocates and their allies held a press conference today to demand that local law enforcement agencies terminate or not renew their agreements with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), referred to as 287(g) agreements after a 1996 amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Viernes, el 28 de agosto, 2009 SAN BERNARDINO, California-- En una rueda de prensa, un grupo de activistas pro-inmigrantes, en conjunto con sus aliados, exigieron que las agencias locales de orden público pusieran fin o que no renovaran sus acuerdos con la agencia migratoria ICE. Tales acuerdos son denominados acuerdos 287(g) por la numeración de una enmienda a el Acta de Inmigración y Nacionalidad de 1996.
LA: immigrant workers protest layoffs, repression (tags)
Los Angeles: immigrant workers protest layoffs, repression By Rafael Azul and D. Lencho 4 August 2009 Over 1,000 immigrant workers and their supporters marched in Los Angeles July 29 in opposition to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies.
A Look at our anti-Terrorism abilities (tags)
Terrorists have been able to develop their own sources of financing, which range from charities to illegal enterprises such as growing, producing and trafficking in narcotics, extortion, kidnapping and smuggling drugs and humans.
San José Police Department Targets Latinos, Photo Survey Shows (tags)
Photographic documentation of 14 daytime vehicle stops per hour within a 4-block section of Santa Clara Street during Cinco de Mayo celebrations substantiates a deliberate policy of targeting Latinos by the San José Police Department. Only a citizen police review board can represent a broad range of community interests and ensure police accountability.
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
May Day 2009 on Broadway (tags)
Thousands marched in solidarity up Broadway to the headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) in Los Angeles on Saturday to demonstrate for worker and immigration rights and for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Voters Evolt! photographed the demonstration and produced a video set to “Clandestino” by Manu Chao, who sings about a illegal immigrant who is persecuted by unjust laws and forced to live in the shadows just because he is seeking a better life. The “Black Hand” of Mano Negra refers to workers of color whose hidden hands turn the wheels of commerce. (2.5 minutes)
Local San Diego Activists Defend Friendship Park (tags)
Since 1971, the Monument Mesa at Friendship Park on the U.S.-Mexico border has been an informal gathering place where people kept from physically coming together by the border fence could nonetheless reach out and pass each other greetings, kisses, presents and food. No longer: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, seemingly determined to wipe out any sign that the people of the U.S. and Mexico should actually regard each other with anything other than wary hostility, have put the mesa straight in the cross-hairs of the triple border fence. Local activists Christian Ramirez and John Fanestil addressed a San Diego audience April 17 to tell what they're doing to try to save Friendship Park.
"Low-Wage Capitalism" Author Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Fred Goldstein, contributing editor of the Workers' World newspaper and author of the new book "Low-Wage Capitalism," spoke at the Malcolm X Library April 18 and described the current economic collapse as a classic "crisis of overproduction" in the Marxist sense. Though Wall Street greed and the bursting of the housing bubble played a part, he said, the real cause was the capitalist class's success in driving working people's wages down, not only in the U.S. but worldwide, to the point where workers can no longer afford to consume the products they produce. He called for a mass progressive movement to make explicit economic demands, especially jobs.
Luchando para Recuperar El Primero de Mayo (tags)
Este Primero de Mayo, los desempleados, los destituidos y los inmigrantes llevaran sus demandas a las calles.
Three Men Turned Over to Immigration Officials After Fatal Crash (tags)
Facing deportation without hearing, according to USICE
U.S. ICE and Homeland Security Officials Lacking Accountability (tags)
Time to recall Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona
Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force pleads guilty to bribery, extortion and conspiracy (tags)
Sgt.. Schroer and his co-conspirators wore official U.S. Military uniforms, carried official forms of identification, and used official U.S. vehicles, when necessary, to prevent police stops, roadblocks, searches and seizures of the narcotics as they drove the cocaine shipments through checkpoints throughout the Southwestern states which were manned by the U.S. Border Patrol, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and Nevada law enforcement officers.
Terrorist Chicago cousins convicted of violent jihad conspiracies. (tags)
According to court records, Zubair and Khaleem Ahmed both traveled to Cairo, Egypt on May 21, 2004 with the intent to engage in acts that would result in the murder or maiming of U.S. forces.
Peruvian Immigrant Released From USICE Detention (tags)
52-year-old immigrant had challenged deportation and was held in custody for 4 1/2 years
Border Patrol shot at with automatic weapons while uncovering new smuggling tactic’s (tags)
A third vehicle was spotted south of the border fence where a subject was observed firing an automatic rifle in the direction of the agents. Several additional subjects with weapons were seen climbing over the fence and they began unloading marijuana from the Chevy Avalanche
Criminal Injustice Against the Holy Land Foundation Charity (tags)
targeting innocent Muslims
San Francisco Youths Protest ICE Raids on Día de los Muertos (tags)
For many Mexican immigrants, Día de los Muertos is a day to remember not only the dead, but also the disappeared – those who have been seized in sweeping raids by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On Halloween day, San Francisco youths protested the raids in front of ICE offices.
WA: Wells Fargo Attacked In Solidarity With Detainees (tags)
World efforts of the war on drugs and terror are starting to reap results (tags)
According to Michael A. Braun, DEA Chief of Operations, says that the drug trafficking and middle eastern terrorist groups are a “Growing Nexus.” He indicates that there is a growing nexus between international drug trafficking organizations and international terrorism. Mr. Braun believes it is a new hybrid organization funded by international drug trafficking and dedicated to terrorism.
Clandestine Project Reckoning: Huge blow to Mexican drug cartels & gang members world-wide (tags)
175 of the 500 arrested are believed members of the Mexican Drug Gulf Cartel. Among those indicted are three of the alleged leaders of the Gulf Cartel: Ezequiel Cardenas-Guillen, Heriberto Lazcano-Lazcano, and Jorge Eduardo Costilla-Sanchez. These individuals, each designated as Consolidated Priority
The Ground Noise and the Static: A Chronicle of the Battle of Saint Paul (Illustrated) (tags)
“Please, please, my friends, my dear friends, please, please don’t be diverted by the ground noise and the static”—John McCain, on being interrupted just before he can accept the GOP’s nomination, 9/4/08
After DNC/RNC, fight ICE and support immigrant rights struggle: a call to action (tags)
please read, forward widely, discuss with others, and ACT!
Targeting Immigrants - The Largest Ever US ICE Raid (tags)
Police state tactics intensify.
On the Recent 10-Day Visit of Phil. Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the US (tags)
The 10-day visit of U.S.-backed Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) and ten of her Cabinet members to three states in the U.S. is nothing more than a spectacle starring a puppet president and her masters in the White House, the Capitol, and in the offices of Wall Street. The Filipino people have nothing to gain from this
Choice in November - Nader v. Twiddle Dee or Twiddle Dum (tags)
The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan.
Plan Colombia Heads for Mexico (tags)
Call it NAFTA on steroids.
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.
Dangerous Mexican/U.S. Criminal Enterprises Operating Along the (tags)
Many were beheaded with or without written messages on bodies or in vehicles. The cartels’ methods of torture and killing are particularly brutal. On September 6, 2006, masked gunmen entered a nightclub in the Michoacan, fired guns in the air and rolled five severed human heads onto the dance floor
May 1: March for Dignity, Workers' Regional Mobilization in Oxnard - PRESS RELEASE (tags)
Who: Frente Contra las Redadas del Condado de Ventura What: MARCH FOR DIGNITY: INTERNATIONAL WORKERS' DAY REGIONAL MOBILIZATION When: Thursday May 1, 2008 Starting at 5pm Where: Camino del Sol Park (Corner of Rose Ave. and Camino del Sol) in the City of Oxnard
Palestinian Activist Riad Hamad Murdered in Texas (tags)
A prominent pro-Palestinian activist in Texas has died after drowning in a lake. Riad Hamad was the founder of the Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund http://www.pcwf.org/ and raised millions of dollars through his organization for schools, charitable organizations and hospitals. Local police say Hamad was found gagged and bound in the lake. While police say he “likely committed suicide”, questions have been raised over his death. Prior to his death, Hamad had been under FBI surveillance. In late February, FBI and IRS agents raided his office and seized forty boxes of tax returns and other documents. No charges were filed at the time, but investigators claimed they “had probable cause” to investigate. Riad Hamad was fifty-five years old.
TODAY: Internet Forum by Cuban Students about the Cuban Five (tags)
The main purpose of the forum will be to discuss what Cuban university students and those in the rest of the world could do to help the release of the Five Cuban men, who were arrested for having infiltrated Miami- based anti-Cuba groups and trying to prevent criminal actions against the island.
Shameful Defeat for SOS/Minutemen in Ventura County! (tags)
The Minutemen had a hard time selling their brand of anti-human agitation in Ventura County. The Frente Contra las Redadas del Condado de Ventura successfully delivered a "stealth upper-cut" by organizing a community response to this incursion by racists from Orange, San Berdu, etc.
Popular immigration lawyer gets 2 year jail sentence (tags)
An immigration lawyer, who once run one of the biggest immigration law firms on the West Coast, was sentenced early this week to two years in federal prison for filing fraudulent visa applications, some of which were for their own employees, according to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office said. A senior associate of the same firm was sentenced to three years probation, plus 200 hours of community service.
U.S. Command Denies Military Task Force Exists (tags)
NORTHCOM was established following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to provide for the defense of the United States and to provide military support to civil authorities when requested by the president or secretary of defense. NORTHCOM also is responsible for overseeing military responses to natural and man-made disasters,such as hurricanes and incidents involving weapons of mass destruction within the United States borders.
U.S. Military Headed For The Border To Protect Us Or What? (tags)
Americans are afraid that this is just subterfuge. That the real intent of this administration is to suppress decent, control the masses and some even fear it is designed by Bush to delay the elections in the fall. Invade Iran imprison many Americans and designed for him to remain President for as long as he can.
Neo-Nazi ICE Agent Kills Himself After Shootout (tags)
United States-Mexican border is experiencing an alarming rise in drug-human and Terrorist (tags)
In addition to Federal agents, State, sheriff, and local police dept's are expected to help patrol the border areas.
FBI Combating Growing Violence Along The South Texas Border With Mexico (tags)
Significant levels of violence and drug-related criminal activity also plague Laredo. As you know, this bloody drama revolves around the Gulf Cartel drug-trafficking organization, which dominates the region and commands smuggling operations along this stretch of the American Southwest.
ICE to illegal immigrants: 'We are coming after you' (tags)
ICE promises to ramp up crackdown on illegal immigrants.
Undeclared Cash Seized from Woman While Leaving Country (tags)
The driver, a 38-year-old female lawful permanent resident of the United States from Mexico and residing in Chula Vista, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents
Migra Out of West Adams School! PROTEST! (tags)
On Friday, January 18, 2008, at approximately 4:30PM, numerous staff members at West Adams Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, CA witnessed a vehicle from the Department of Homeland Security/Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stationed in the parking lot of the school.
Fugitive Laurean took bus from Juarez to Guadalajara (tags)
Mexico has a longstanding record of refusing to extradite suspects to the United States if they face a possible death sentence upon conviction.
Last KPFK Latina Fights To Keep Board Seat (tags)
Yolanda Anguiano calls on community to save her seat on the KPFK Local Station Board.
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
No Borders Camp (tags)
El campamento contra las fronteras termino con tres arrestos por la migra - lo que pediamos era simple - un mundo sin fronteras - lo que recibimos - balas de pimienta, palos y represion The No borders camp ended with 3 arrests by the migra. What we asked for was simple: a world without borders. What we received: pepper bullets, batons and repression.
ICE Takes a Stop on PCH and Loynes in Long Beach (tags)
While driving around Long Beach, CA I found a Homeland Security ICE bus parked on the side of the road. What were they doing?
September-October 2007 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly Digest (tags)
National Immigrant Solidarity Network No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!
Simi Valley Mayor asks DHS head Chertoff to Raid Sanctuary Church - Oxnard Responds (tags)
March in defense of human rights, in response to the raids carried out on a scale meant to terrorize the workers and immigrants of Southern California. On Tuesday, 1,300 people were detained and in many cases torn from their childrens' arms.
mercenaries without borders (tags)
privatisation of armies and security are a utter defeat of freedom and democracy. Read why.
Criminal Trial for Costa Mesa Activist (tags)
The charges of “disrupting” a city council proceeding stem from a free-for-all that broke out during a public comments session of the Jan. 3, 2006, Costa Mesa city council meeting after police, acting on Mayor Allan Mansoor’s orders to take an early recess, pulled Acosta away from the speaker’s podium and pushed him outside the council chambers before his three minute speaking limit had expired.
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.
8/20: Latest - Elvira Arellano Deported... (tags)
In a sad and shameful ending, according to the latest report, Elvira Arellano was deported to Mexico just few hours after her arrest by ICE agents at downtown Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon (8/19).
7/19 Emergency Alert! Immig Activist Elvira Arellano Arrested in Los Angeles! (tags)
Elvira Arellano, who, with her son Saul, has become a national symbol of the destruction of families by federal policy, was taken into immigration custody today in Los Angeles. What follows is a call for a nationwide protest and vigil in downtown LA and phone calls to ICE.
8/19 Emergency Alert! Immig Activist Elvira Arellano Arrested in Los Angeles! (tags)
Emergency Alert! Immigrant Activist Elvira Arellano Arrested in Los Angeles! Your URGENT Support is Needed!
The Militarization and Annexation of North America (tags)
NAFTA on steroids enforced with an iron fist
A Story from an ICE Detention Facility (tags)
ICE raid detains 30 in Santa Barbara (tags)
Article summarizes reports about raids in Santa Barbara.
Twenty Million Dollar Lawsuit Filed Against The Department Of Homeland Security (tags)
Former DHS Officer files a multimillion dollar lawsuit against DHS, ICE and CBP, Erin Brockovich attorney joins legal team.
"Worthy and Unworthy Victims" (tags)
Bush administration police state tactics targeting innocent victims
The Migrant Trap, and the Migrants' Way Out: May 1, 2007 (tags)
Migrants face an impossible choice. And they've got their own humane and just answer. Is anybody listening?
Full rights for all immigrants! (tags)
A new mass leaflet.
What’s Really in the Flake-Gutierrez (STRIVE) Act? (tags)
Many traditional immigrant rights organizations are putting enormous pressure on grass roots groups to support the “Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act” (STRIVE). This proposal, put forward by Democrats Jeff Flake (AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (IL), is being presented as a “lesser evil” and “the best we can get”. While on the surface it isn’t as overtly aggressive as Sensenbrenner’s HR4437, this remains an enforcement-first bill and offers little or nothing to immigrant workers and their families. ImmigrantsThis is not what millions of immigrant workers marched for last spring. This is not why hundreds of grass roots organizations were formed across the country in order to fight for unconditional legalization for all.
The Long Ordeal of Sami Al-Arian - Civil and Human Rights Advocate and Political Prisoner (tags)
Sami Al-Arian's long struggle for justice
URGENT!! MIGRA RAIDS IN LA!! PRESS CONFERENCE THIS WED in LA!!! (tags)
URGENT!! PLEASE SPREAD THIS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS!! !!!REPOST!!! !!!REPOST!!!
Hundreds deported (tags)
Hundreds deported, others may face court after L.A. immigration sting.
More ICE Raids Possible (tags)
U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker said Wednesday: “This is not the end to these types of operations. We will continue to work with ICE and develop plans.'' Referring to last Tuesday’s raids on the Swift & Co. meat packing plants where approximately 1300 undocumented workers were arrested.
A double standard? One set of rules for government rulers, another set for us serfs? (tags)
Ga. state senator's wife hides over deport order. Colombia-born woman to turn self in today.
Lets pretend the mythical wall will work, which it wont! (tags)
If they every build the mythical wall, and the mythical wall works, which it won't this will be the way to sneak drugs and people into the USA.
South American Reality (tags)
True. Ask any American in Miami. if there are any left.
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.
mexirama sexorcisto (tags)
i love latinos they are so nice they are gods gift to america and the world.....
Border World (tags)
not your daddys mexico...unless you are duh-bya
La Migra wants snitches (tags)
Isn't this what Hitler did? Turn in a Jew for a cash reward? Now George W. Hitler says turn in a Mexican and get a cash reward. Gee how history repeats its self!
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.
Warnings she must heed: (tags)
All kinds of speculations have been aired since former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante was arrested in the United States for entering the country without a visa. Could his arrest be a US government warning shot to the Arroyo administration? Opposition voices are saying his arrest was made on the initiative of the Arroyo administration. They allege the administration does not want Bolante to come back to the Philippines and be forced to spill the beans in congressional investigations about his alleged diversion of P728 million from funds for fertilizers to be shared with farmers to President Arroyo’s 2004 campaign kitty. Both the Philippine and American governments are not forthcoming with details. The Philippine government has in fact ordered a total blackout on statements and news about Bolante. US immigration experts are befuddled why Bolante was arrested and held. He is in a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement “processing center” in San Pedro, California.
Warnings she must heed: (tags)
All kinds of speculations have been aired since former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante was arrested in the United States for entering the country without a visa. Could his arrest be a US government warning shot to the Arroyo administration? Opposition voices are saying his arrest was made on the initiative of the Arroyo administration. They allege the administration does not want Bolante to come back to the Philippines and be forced to spill the beans in congressional investigations about his alleged diversion of P728 million from funds for fertilizers to be shared with farmers to President Arroyo’s 2004 campaign kitty. Both the Philippine and American governments are not forthcoming with details.
In the USA illegally? Take my advice and take the 5th! (tags)
If your in the USA illegally and want to stay here take my advice and take the 5th! Refuse to talk to the police and refuse to answer any questions. Its your constitutional right to take the 5th Amendment and refuse to talk. If you refuse to tell the police your nationality they can't deport you. So do what any good lawyer will tell you to do - Take the 5th Amendment and refuse to talk to the police!
Immigrant conspiracy case tossed (tags)
Its nice to see Sheriff Joe and Maricopa County Nazi Andrew Thomas get slapped by the courts!
CM Protest Against Three Little Pigs: Silly, Garbage & Baloney (tags)
The Minuteman Junta that controls the Costa Mesa City Council (Mayor Allan Mansoor, Eric Bever and Gary Monahan) call allegations that they pander to extremists the equivelent of the Three Little Pigs fairy tale and "silly garbage baloney," but local residents who marched through Costa Mesa July 8 feel otherwise.
Protest in Costa Mesa 7/8 (tags)
please see below
As Immigrants Strike, Truckers Shut Down Nation's Largest Port (tags)
By Chris Kutalik - June 2006
Immigrant Detention Centers to find a use! (tags)
Should people should be preparing themselves to resist if "HR 4437" passes?
Minutemen Retreat In Costa Mesa Immigration Battle, Community Organizes (tags)
Jim Gilchrist and his Minutemen proved that they can retreat from battle on a minute's notice by withdrawing Friday night from the front lines of Costa Mesa's immigration war started by Minuteman Mayor, Allan Mansoor.
John Reed Stark UAE,SEC,Georgetown University Stock fraud Academic fraud Cyber fraud (tags)
Why does Securities Exchange Commission's John Reed Stark of internet enforcement not enforce ? Why have so many fraudulent internet websites proliferated under his reign of internet securities fraud and cyber fraud terror ? Is John Reed Stark aiding a sick psychological and stock fraud experiment as well as fraud upon investors by doing nothing to stop internet securities fraud and psychological abuse even using religion and death threats as well as fraudulent 'naked shorting' claims,etc. to promote stock fraud ? And the anonymous internet threats come from people he can and has identified already on the world wide web and on ragingbull and Yahoo and their extended websites and yet does nothing about it except to protect the criminals.John Reed Stark and other SEC officials are now responsible for allowing illegal pump and dump scams and probable money laundering with unaudited U.S. penny stocks in Dubai,UAE and for this reason alone should resign in mass or be convicted for this traitorous fraud against Americans.
Speak Now, or Never: Stopping Sensenbrenner (tags)
Tomorrow morning, anti-fascists and anti-racists join together in the streets.
Protest at Skosh Monahan's in Costa Mesa this Friday! (tags)
Protest at Skosh Monahan's Restaurant in Costa Mesa!
St. Patty's Day---PROTEST Racist Costa Mesa City Council and Jim Gilchrist! (tags)
PLEASE JOIN HUGE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PROTEST AT SKOSH MONAHAN'S IN COSTA MESA!
Huge St. Patrick's Day protest at Skosh Monahan's in Costa Mesa! (tags)
Please join huge St. Patrick's Day protest at Skosh Monahan's in Costa Mesa!
Minuteman Mayor's ICE Cracks In Costa Mesa Immigration War (tags)
Reeling from pointed public comments and revealing testimony from police Chief John Hensley, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor tried but failed to silence fellow City Council member Katrina Foley as she attacked his proposal to use police as immigration law eLooking upnforcers under the auspices of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Costa Mesa Resident Sues City After His Arrest During Costa Mesa Council Meeting (tags)
ACLU/SC Files Suit After Arrest, Beating of Speaker at Costa Mesa Council Meeting
Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor slammed with federal civil rights lawsuit (tags)
“We filed this lawsuit to help ensure that the Costa Mesa government maintains a forum for all types of discussion and debate and that residents do not fear that if they are opposed to something they will be arrested and beaten for speaking their mind.”
BOYCOTT OF RESTAURANT OWNED BY COSTA MESA CITY COUNCILMAN! (tags)
HELP ENFORCE BOYCOTT OF RESTAURANT OWNED BY COSTA MESA CITY COUNCILMAN!
LA suburb prohibits police from work with immigration agents (tags)
LA suburb prohibits police from work with immigration agents
CM Mayor Puts Choke-hold On First Amendment During Immigration Crackdown (tags)
Mayor Allan Mansoor of Costa Mesa lets lets Minuteman followers have there say, but cuts off immigrant rights activists.
January 2006 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)
No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!
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.
City uses RICO Act to sue business that hires immigrant workers (tags)
City uses RICO Act to sue business that hires immigrant workers
ISO statement re: Baldwin Park II & democracy in movements (tags)
Los Angeles ISO's response to posts about the anti-Minutemen Project/SOS movement
Patriot Act nabs Immigrant Teenagers (tags)
NYPD and FBI arrest two muslin teenaged girls for writing story about suicide bombing.
Alert 3/14/05: Stop Detention Abuses, Cover-Up (tags)
Action Alert March 14, 2005: Nine Days After Assault on Immigration Detainee at San Pedro: Attacker Still on Duty; Detainee Punished with Transfer, Segregation
Immigration Detainees Abused in San Pedro (tags)
On March 5 at the San Pedro detention center, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent M. Lopez attacked Iranian immigration detainee Mohammed Mirmehdi, dragged him into a storage room and repeatedly punched and choked him.
CALIF. TOWN HALL MEETING TO ADDRESS TARGETING OF MUSLIMS (tags)
LOS ANGELES AREA MEETING CONCERNING HARASSMENT BY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.
homeland security gestapo (tags)
June 24 04: Civil Liberties and Immigrant Rights News Updates (tags)
Last two weeks had been one of the dark moments in US civil liberties and immigrant rights, U.S. conducted several horrible raids against immigrants across the California, arrested and deported many people. Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, the House passed the so-called "Intelligence Bill". Lee Siu Hin National Immigrant Solidarity Network Peace No War Network United Students Against Sweatshops
URGENT! Gov't attacks on Amer Jubran, Thursday 11/6 (tags)
After a year of refusing to present evidence or witnesses in its endlessly delayed prosecution of Amer Jubran, the federal government handed Amer's lawyer a fifty-two page document presenting its case--scarcely more than a week before Amer's final trial.
[gangbox] LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION (tags)
LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION...how mass immigration has changed the American building trades
Get Rid of Bush & What do you Have in Clark? (tags)
His job is to guarantee Bush Junior gets reelected. His job is to see that no viable Democratic candidate survives the primaries. His job, should he miraculously get elected over Bush, is to then run, execute, implement the American-led Empire precisely as George Bush Junior would have done.
RW: Secret Police Round-Ups in L.A. (tags)