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A Short Response To Mordechai Kedar’s No More Safe Haven (tags)

Global Judeopathy, Mass Jewish Migration To Israel, Make English An Official Language in Israel!

"Capitalism will make migrants out of all citizens" (tags)

No one speaks about the right to be deeply rooted in one's country and not to be uprooted by global capitalism. In reality, the elite is demophobic. That means, it hates people and democracy. We must be populist and not elitist today, democratic and not demophobic.

A Long Trek North: Immigration from Nicaragua, Costa Rica and panama (tags)

Onlookers are surprised by the immigration from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. These countries people flow is higher that Nicaragua,Costa Rica and panama

Progressives wrestle with dilemma on migration (tags)

Canadians' over-riding committment to a "multicultural identity" has served as a kind of "cultural glue, forestalling broad antagonism to immigration based on fears it will reduce support for the country's welfare policies.

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!

Trump's Immigration Wishlist Risks Running Afoul of U.S. Treaty Obligations (tags)

Trump's Immigration Wishlist Risks Running Afoul of U.S. Treaty Obligations

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.

Winter 2017 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

Immigrant Shooter = Entire Community Guilty Muslim Shooter = Entire Religion Guilty Black Shooter = Entire Race Guilty White Shooter = Mentally Troubled Lone Wolf

Car drives into immigration protesters outside Rep. Ed Royce's office in Brea (tags)

Car drives into immigration protesters outside Rep. Ed Royce's office in Brea

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!

Civil rights groups demand immigration agents stop impersonating police officers (tags)

Civil rights groups demand immigration agents stop impersonating police officers

JEWISH GROUPS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM UNITE IN CONDEMNATION OF TRUMP’S REFUGEE BAN (tags)

By Yair Rosenberg January 30, 2017 • 9:11 AM Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google Plus Pinterest On Friday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring all immigrants and visa holders from entering the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. The order included green card holders and also banned all refugees for 120 days. Given the Jewish historical experience with being both refugees and subjected to religious loyalty tests, this directive unsurprisingly evoked a strong reaction from much of the American Jewish community. As so—contrary to some earlier claims—Jewish groups across the spectrum mobilized in opposition to the executive order, in a rare display of unity. The American Jewish Committee was one of the first out of the gate, offering a detailed rebuttal to the policy: “For more than 110 years, AJC has been a consistent voice for a fair, non-discriminatory, and generous U.S. refugee and immigration policy,” AJC CEO David Harris said. “We are all related to those fortunate enough to have been admitted to this country – in my case, my mother, father, wife, and daughters-in-law, and we believe that other deserving individuals merit the same opportunities to be considered for permanent entry.” Assuring security in the implementation of immigration laws and procedures is essential, but lost in the current discussion over the suspension of refugee admissions and the issuance of all visas to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries this week – as in the rhetoric of the presidential campaign – are several facts: • Refugees from Syria, Iraq and other states in violent upheaval are already laboriously and intrusively vetted by U.S. immigration authorities, assisted by U.S. intelligence agencies, in cooperation with other nations’ intelligence services. For those approved, it generally takes 18 to 24 months to gain U.S. admission; • Refugees from Central America are, almost exclusively, women and children who are at risk of violence, sexual assault, and even death if they are returned to their home countries. They deserve compassion and a fair hearing. • The terrorist threat attributed to refugees is a cruel and distracting fiction, especially when viewed against the actual incidence of mass violence committed with chilling frequency – in schools, churches, shopping malls and other venues – against Americans by Americans. In the 14 years ending in October 2015, a period in which 784,000 refugees were resettled in the United States, there were exactly three arrests for planning terrorist activities (none of which occurred); • Since the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, the United States and the international community as a whole have recognized an obligation to assist refugees. For America to close its eyes – and its borders – to even painstakingly vetted refugees contravenes that international treaty. President Trump, of course, is authorized to assert the sovereign right of the U.S. to assure the integrity of America’s borders and the effective enforcement of the country’s immigration and asylum laws… However, blanket suspensions of visas and refugee admission would suggest guilt by association – targeted primarily at Muslims fleeing violence and oppression. AJC regards such actions, contrary to international perceptions of a compassionate America and reinforcing anti-Muslim stereotypes, as both unjust and unwarranted. As the full scope of the executive order became clearer in airports across the country, the AJC later told reporters, “We are outraged by the new US refugee policy, its draconian face. This is not the American way.” The Anti-Defamation League was similarly scathing. “History will look back on this order as a sad moment in American History – the time when the president turned his back on people fleeing for their lives,” said ADL executive director Jonathan Greenblatt. “This will effectively shut America’s doors to the most vulnerable people in the world who seek refuge from unspeakable pain and suffering.” “For the Sunni family whose son languishes in prison in Iran because of his faith, for the former Army translator in Iraq who has been threatened because of his service,

"A Hostile Act": Mexico Braces for Trump's Border Wall (tags)

Numerous civil liberties and human rights organizations, meanwhile, blasted Trump’s immigration directives as emblematic of a horrifying descent into discriminatory and racist policy territory.

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!

Fall 2015 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

Migrant’s Human Rights Violations, Syria Refugee Crisis – Proudly Made by U.S.A. + Dump the Trump!

Donald Trump on the Issues (tags)

Trump

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

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

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

Obama's War on Humanity at Home and Abroad: Roland John's Appalling Mistreatment (tags)

police state

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

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

In This Issue: 1) National Religious Leaders Send One-Sentence Letter to Obama: Don’t Trade Kids' Lives in Immigration Action! 2) The U.S. Is Deporting Cambodian Refugees and Orphaning Their Children 3) New Report Details Prejudice and Pretext in Georgia's Hyper Immigration Enforcement 4) Unaccompanied Minors: Their Arduous Journey and Their Unknown Fate 5) As Migrant Children Face Backlash, Communities Mobilize to Drown Out Hate 6) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!

Geekouts Link's for June and July 2014 (tags)

Links from my facebook account.

SF Immigrant Film Festival Call for Entries 2014 (tags)

Submissions for the longest-running film festival on issues surrounding immigration, should be not longer than 30 minutes. The entry deadline is August 15, 2014.

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

MayDay4All Coalition May Day March 2014 (tags)

Photos from the May Day march that started in Chinatown.

Obama's War on Immigrants (tags)

police state

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....

Pakistani Divorce and U.S. Immigration (tags)

Citizens from Pakistan divorce their spouses and come to the United States seeking U.S. citizenship. They present their divorce decrees to the Immigration offices. But can these decrees be recognized by the immigration authorities?

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

In This Issue: 1) 100,000 Immigration Prosecutions Reach All-time High in FY 2013 2) Does the President Have the Power to Stop All/Most Removals? 3) Chinese Americans protest against Jimmy Kimmel skit 4) Fact Sheet on U.S. "Constitution Free Zone" 5) UT's Young Conservatives Hosting "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" Game (and Cancelled!) 6) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!

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!

Action for Immigration Reform (tags)

Emergency Action to let Rep. John Campbell that Immigration Reform is needed now and the House must call for a vote now! Over 100 people, faith leaders, pastors, and Irvine residents in Irvine march to Representative Campbell's office to urge him to help push immigration reform forward!

Caravans Converge on Bakersfield to Press for a Path to Citizenship (tags)

The grassroots campaign for comprehensive immigration reform ramped up in California during the Congressional recess with bus and car caravans to Bakersfield to urge Congressman Kevin McCarthy to support a vote in the House on a path to citizenship.

Summer 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership IS Immigrant Rights!

Vigil for a Just Immigration Reform (tags)

Vigil for Just Immigration Reform for All at the Placita Olvera

Senate Passes Racist Immigration Bill (tags)

exploitation

Sheriff Joe guilty of profiling Mexicans (tags)

Arizona's racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of profiling Mexicans and Latinos

Mexican gets 284 days in jail for possession of a pen in Arizona!!!! (tags)

Luz Ruiz Rascon a Mexican national used a pen to sign her employment application got 284 days in the Maricopa County Jail for that victimless crime.

The Argument for Amnesty: An Immigration Policy That Works for All (tags)

Millions experience the repressive nature of the U.S. immigration system on a daily basis, lifting its need for reform to a level of urgency. And fixing this broken program is integral to building the unity among U.S. workers that is required to challenge corporate America’s attacks on our wages, rights, public social services, and living conditions.

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.

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

Occupy LA Response to Divisive CNN Article (tags)

CNN wrote an article saying there were splits between Occupy and the immigrants rights movement. This is untrue.

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.

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.

Wells Fargo invests in privatized immigration prisons (tags)

Facts on Wells Fargo's investments in GEO Group

National Human Rights Conference Comes to Los Angeles (tags)

Conference Moved from GA in Solidarity with Just Immigration Policies

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);

Is a new congressional immigration reform likely to produce more border militarization? (tags)

Democrats have proposed plans for immigration reform that will create new paths to permanent residence for 11 million qualifying undocumented residents while simultaneously strengthening border security and surveillance.

BTL:State Initiated Anti-Immigration Laws Underscore Urgent Need for Comprehensive Federal (tags)

Interview with David Leopold, immediate past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, conducted by Scott Harris

Summer 2011 NISN U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter (tags)

Fighting injustice: Anti-immigrant laws blocked in Arizona, Utah, Indiana, and Georgia!

Illegal Labor on the Farm Produces Big Profits for Agribusiness (tags)

NAFTA induced illegal immigration is providing agribusiness corporations with incredible profits, while legal workers and consumers reap few rewards. At some point people need to face the reality that the U.S. must withdraw from and repeal NAFTA!

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?

ACLU-SC May Day Queer Contingent (tags)

I got this in my email from ACLU. They make an important point that LGBT issues don't figure in immigration reform. For one, same sex domestic partners aren't granted family reunification rights, leaving them in perpetual limbo. Also, LGBT people face severe oppression in some countries, but can't gain refugee status - despite the fact that their governments threaten them with death.

March on May 1 for Immigration Reform! (tags)

March with L.A. Labor for Immigration Reform on May 1! May Day Thousands of LA workers will march side-by-side with immigrant workers this Sunday in downtown Los Angeles to demand national immigration reform, to stop deportations and separations of families, and to support all workers’ rights.

Border and Community Vigilantism (tags)

state terrorism

L.A. Social Media Strategy Proposal (tags)

This is an idea for boosting the turnout for the immigration march on May first. There may be a few different ones due to the annual realignments and fights between sectarians, but all that matters is that people show up in huge numbers!

SoCal Connected Profiles The Unintended Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy (tags)

This Thursday, SoCal Connected will air a 30 minute special report titled “A Border Between Them” highlighting the present struggles of the Morales Family; torn apart by U.S. immigration policy.

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.

Injustice for All: Obama's Immigration Agenda (tags)

immigration lawlessness

G20: A Threat to Peoples’ Economic and Political Rights! (tags)

The G20 and its global economic agenda are an affront and a threat to people’s rights and welfare. The detention and deportation of Filipino activists from Seoul and the harassment and intimidation of a number of other activists at the hands of Korean immigration authorities are manifestations of the undemocratic and anti-people nature of the G20 and further exposed the illegitimacy of this group of self-proclaimed caretakers of the global economy.

America: Land of Police State Repression (tags)

targeting the vulnerable and innocent

Libertarian Nick Coons thinks taxes are stealing (tags)

Libertarian Nick Coons thinks taxes are stealing - “I really don’t support any taxes, When you take someone’s property from someone without their consent, that’s theft. And I don’t support that.”

Full Legalization for All! (tags)

Full Legalization for All! Conference on the Movement for Immigration Reform DREAM ACT, AgJobs, CIR-ASAP. What's next for the movement?

Arizona Republic endorses Libertarian Andrea Garcia over racist Russell Pearce (tags)

This must be a mistake!!! The Republic endorses Libertarian Andrea Garcia over racist, police state thug Russell Pearce in the Mesa Senate race!!!! You know Russell Pearce, he is the police state tyrant that created Arizona's racist SB 1070 law. Russell Pearce is also an ex-cop who thinks marijuana smokers should be executed, while Andrea wants to legalize drugs. Hey Andrea, have you been sneaking around doing something we don't know about???? On the other hand sometimes the Republic makes a mistake and actually gets it right.

Peace through Education (video) (tags)

This is a video for anyone who’s struggling for a better education, especially immigrant students. I’ll go toe to toe with Glen Beck to see who knows what about life any day.

Border Security Plan Adds 1,000 Federal Law Enforcement Border Patrol Agents (tags)

Obama said the 600 million additional funding for border security "answers my call to bolster the essential work of federal law enforcement officials," adding that the measures "will make an important difference as my administration continues to work with Congress toward bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform to secure our borders, and restore responsibility and accountability to our broken immigration system."

MHC LAUDS JUDGE’S DECISION TO SUSPEND KEY PARTS OF ARIZONA’S STATE BILL 1070 (tags)

The Migrant Heritage Commission, a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization providing services to immigrants, yesterday lauded the decision of US District Judge Susan Bolton to temporarily suspend key parts of Arizona's State Bill 1070. MHC executive director and immigration lawyer Arnedo S. Valera said that Bolton's decision is a victory on the part of the community organizations and institutions who have lobbied against the bill saying that it is unconstitutional and the "wrong approach" to curb the burgeoning problem of illegal aliens in the US.

“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.

Terry "Uncle Ruckus" Anderson dead (tags)

A black man who made it his mission in life to pit the black community of South Central against Hispanics, even while working with white supremacists, has been called home by the devil.

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!

50,000 predicted for immigration march Saturday in Phoenix (tags)

The march meets at 8am at Steel Indian School Park on 3rd Street & Indian School in Phoenix and goes to the Arizona State Capitol 17th Ave & Washington also in Phoenix.

Anti-SB1070 March in Redlands (tags)

Thursday, May 20, 2010
REDLANDS, California - In a youthful and spirited demonstration, a group of about 75 protested the racist Arizona law SB 1070, which requires police to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being paperless and prohibits looking for work or workers in public, effectively banning day labor. The protesters marched through the busy farmer's market and street fair on State Street, braving some ugly opposition before returning to their initial rally point of the corner of Orange Street and Redlands Boulevard for a final demonstration of conscience at the end of the blocked-off street.

Napolitano Protest-Claremont, Ca May 16, 2010 (tags)

May 19, 2010 — We took the opportunity to make our voices heard to Secretary Napolitano at the Pomona College Graduation, demanded that DHS stop the criminalization of immigrant families, terminate local enforcement programs like 287g and Secure Communities that allowed the formation of discriminatory laws such as Arizona S.B. 1070, return the powers of immigration enforcement to federal authorities, end workplace and street corner raids, and to take leadership in setting federal immigration reform efforts in a more humane direction.

Napolitano in Claremont (tags)

Sunday, May 16, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - The arrival of Homeland Security Secretary (and former Governor of Arizona) Janet Napolitano to this community at the far east end of Los Angeles county propelled a march and rally of about 300 people in denunciation of the policies of immigration agencies, which fall under her purview.
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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.

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.

immigration-law-reform (tags)

immigration-law-reform

May Day Protest in Flagstaff (tags)

Video of immigration protest in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Full Rights for All Immigrants, Now! Fight Racism and Bigotry (tags)

Mangahas Makibaka,, Kamtin ang Tagumpay! (Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win.) The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) joins the mass mobilizations in more than 350 actions all over the nation led by unions and immigrant rights groups to say no to racial profiling and anti-immigrant campaigns, in Arizona and everywhere on Saturday, May 1, International Workers’ Day. The racist law gives state and local police the power to act as federal immigration enforcers. The lawmakers who wrote and supported this bill said it was necessary to appropriate the tasks of the federal government because the federal government wasn’t doing “enough” on immigration. The already brisk pace of the federal racist anti-immigrant campaign just was not fast enough for the racist ruling class in the state of Arizona.

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)

AZ Gov. Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wear Nazi Uniforms in New Ad (tags)

Media Release: AZ Gov. Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wear Nazi Uniforms in New Ad Appearing This Week in Phoenix Newspaper

AWAY WITH UNJUST, RACIST ANTI IMMIGRANT LAWS! (tags)

Media Advisory Echo Park Community Coalition(EPCC0 Contact; Jerry Esguerra (818) 7490272 Epccla02@yahoo.com April 24, 2010 New Anti-Immigrant Arizona law, Racist and Unjust Los Angeles- While the spin doctors are saying we are in a post-racial society and racism is dead, the racist administration in Arizona are proving them wrong. The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) vehemently condemns Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer who signed the toughest law against illegal immigration in the country. The Arizona law makes it a crime to be in the state illegally and requires police to check suspects for immigration paperwork. The EPCC commends the thousands of Arizona high school students who left their classes this week in protest, pouring into the plaza outside the state Capitol and urging a veto to no to no avail. The law creates the new misdemeanor and requires police to enforce it. The law's supporters argue that fears of widespread racial profiling are overblown and that the measure will instead be used sparingly by police to augment investigations into crimes. Provocation and an Invitation to Racism The tough Arizona law that many observers are smack of legal Nazism in the United States opened all immigrants to racial profiling and police dirty tactics. People should remember that Hitler’s Germany in 1933 started the anti Jewish pogroms and later a much bigger genocide with these legal edicts. The law is a provocation and if Obama and the democrats will again pay lip-service to the abrogation of such law, they are laying the grounds for greater disasters and bigger confrontation. It is a provocation for the legal advocates of immigration reform to act drastically and commit mistakes to derail genuine immigration reform. But we say, the people united will never be defeated. The immigrant rights movement will not be provoked and will act with restraint and fight on just grounds. We will turn this despicable act to our advantage. We say: ALL OUT FOR MAY 1 March /Rally in LA! AWAY WITH UNJUST, RACIST ANTI IMMIGRANT LAWS! VENCEREMOS, FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL MIIGRANTS NOW!

Spring 2010 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

Obama and the Immigrant Rights: Are We Going to Prevail? In This Issue: 1) May Day 2010 2) David Bacon on Immigration Reform 3) DHS Racial Profiling 4) ICE’s Quotas on Deporting Immigrants 5) Gitmo North Gitmo in NYC 6) Immigrant Women

More than 600,000 marched in The US Capitol for Immigrant Rights (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) expresses solidarity with the 600,000 Washington march for real immigration reform. In contrast to the reactionary tea-party baggers more than hundreds of thousand immigrant rights activist from all over American marched in Washington DC, Sunday, march 21. Together with them the EPCC is determined to push a major overhaul of the immigration system to the top of the nation's political agenda, challenging Congress to fix laws that they say separate families and hurt the country's economic and social vitality. In Long Beach. JFAV coordinator Arturo P. Garcia spoke at the packed Long Beach Unitarian Church on Sunday, March 21 at 4:00 pm in solidarity with faith-based group that held an inter-faith service in solidarity with the Washington immigrant march.

More than 200,000 marched in The US Capitol for Immigrant Rights (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) expresses solidarity with the 200,000 Washington march for real immigration reform. In contrast to the reactionary tea-party baggers more than 200,000 imigrant rights activist from all over American marched in Washington DC, Sunday, march 21. Together with them the EPCC is determined to push a major overhaul of the immigration system to the top of the nation's political agenda, challenging Congress to fix laws that they say separate families and hurt the country's economic and social vitality. In Long Beach. JFAV coordinator Arturo P. Garcia spoke at the packed Long Beach Unitarian Church on Sunday, March 21 at 4:00 pm in solidarity with faith-based group that held an inter-faith service in solidarity with the Washington immigrant march.

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.”

Renewed Anti-Immigrant Drive Continues (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 in light of the renewed anti-immigrant bias following the botched attempt to blow-up a jetliner by a Nigerian immigrant during the Christmas season. And also 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.

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.

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.

Immigration advocates advise against holiday travel on bus and rail due to constant raids (tags)

Inland Empire Rapid Response Network and allies cite almost daily Border Patrol operations at local Greyhound bus stations and other transportation centers, racially profiling Latino passengers and other holiday travelers.

Living Without Borders encuentro * Nov 6-8, 2009 * Las Vegas, Nevada * Pass it on! (tags)

The 2nd annual Living Without Borders encuentro will be held from Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Workshops, presentations, film showings, tabling by community artists and organizations, and conversation. * Keynotes by RINKU SEN (author, The Accidental American) and HILDA GARCIA (from La Mujer Obrera autonomous women's community in El Paso, Texas). * A free show with Pan de Sal, Fe with Rebel Diaz, Paria B, EarthStone, and DUWOPRose The Vinylist. * Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for those who register in advance. All are welcome!

Nazis go home! (tags)

The Neo-Nazis came out to Riverside to protest immigration on 9.26.09. A group of protesters confronted the Nazis in front of a Home Depot and many more protested from across the street.

A Radical Proposal: Open the U.S.-Mexico Border (tags)

That's what immigrant rights activist David Schmidt called for at a September 21 meeting of Activist San Diego. Originally called to discuss the closure of Friendship Park along the U.S.-Mexico border, the meeting expanded into a consideration of border issues in general. Schmidt and his better-known co-speaker, Enrique Morones of Border Angels and Marcha Migrante, both questioned why under NAFTA and similar “free trade” agreements, capital, commerce and corporations are allowed to move freely across national boundaries — while workers are trapped inside their home countries and routinely exploited for the greater profits of capital. If business is free to locate wherever it wants, workers should be too, they said.

Unity Against Racism--Stop the Nazis in Riverside! (tags)

The National Socialist Movement, better known as the Nazis, has announced a rally and march in Riverside, California. They are calling for a county-wide protest of day labor sites to try to appeal to those who are angry about the immigration situation in this country and to divide the native-born from our immigrant brothers and sisters.

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.

Stop the ICE Raids Now! Full Legalization for All! Alto a los Despidos Masivos - Stop the (tags)

Marcha for Reforma Migratoria - March for Immigration Reform! Los Trabajadores de Overhill Farms, American Apparel, Farmers Johns y otros llaman a todas las organizaciones de Derechos Humanos e Immigrantes y otras a Demandar que Presidente Obama Pare las multas a Patrones y verificacion de documentos que resultan en despidos masivos. The workers of Overhill Farms, American Apparel, Farmers Johns and others are calling to all the organizations of Human Rights and Immigrantes and others to Demand Obama to Stop Sanctions to employers, and employee verification due to the mass firing of people.

Obama Watch: August 11, 2009 (tags)

Six months of O'BS, the current president, is more than enough time to make the promised "change" and the only change is for the worse for the workingclass. There are now daily news reports of the horrors perpetrated by the Democrat O'BS.

Stop the I-9 Audits and use of E-Verify (tags)

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.

Deporting Fathers in the Name of Homeland Security (tags)

Via deportations, the U.S. government is destroying families and harming children. Roxroy Salmon's case is one of many thousands.

Respectable Minuteman Terrorists (tags)

Minuteman 'tactical' leader/murder suspect Shawna Forde was part of the 'respectable' nativist Right too -- with video

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

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)

Workers' Day-May Day- Primero de Mayo- Dia de los Trabajadores. (tags)

A day to protest against the ICE raids targeting Immigrant workers. Full Legalization! Stop ICE Raids and No to Guest Program!

Celebrate May Day in the streets! (tags)

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

Alex Rivera Discusses His Film Sleep Dealer (tags)

Twelve years after its inception, Alex Rivera's first dramatic feature opens in major U.S. cities on Friday April 17 and may spread in ensuing weeks. Last week Rivera took questions from alternative media.

Three Men Turned Over to Immigration Officials After Fatal Crash (tags)

Facing deportation without hearing, according to USICE

photos from so cal immigration coalition march on city hall (tags)

pics from the southern california immigration coalition march on city hall demanding full legalization now! & stop the ice raids!

U.S. Representatives Seek Community Support (tags)

An estimated 5 million children who are U.S. citizens has had a parent detained, waiting deportation or deported by U.S. ICE

U.S. Representatives Seek Community Support (tags)

Congresswoman Moore (D-WI) and Congressman Gutierrez (D-IL) seeking support for immigration reform to keep families together

LA Welcomes Obama! STOP the RAIDS NOW!! (tags)

On March 19, 2009, President Barack Obama visited the Mexican/Central American community where Miguel Contreras Learning Complex is located. The community came out to demand 1. STOP the ICE RAIDS and 2. FULL LEGALIZATION for ALL PEOPLE NOW!

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.

Immigration Checkpoint in Southeast LA (tags)

This report is not yet confirmed

Are you a friend/family of an undocumented immigrant? (tags)

Come and sign a petition urging Obama to pass a comprehensive immigration reform. The petition will be delivered to the President by members of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus at teh end of March 2009.

Back to the main topic - those who only think of Palestine as ok (tags)

Back to fighting on indy and every other newsmedia too.- to those who only think of Palestine as being Right and Victim and needs to be rescued, let's get more info = to clarify if all claimed is so,- see what at least simplief disputable Wiki says about how it all began, tho the info is always being 'disputed' ................and each and many sides claiming and demanding to be RIGHT and claim the Whole and Only Truth......... yeah, so many versions of Holy Truths as there are colors in the rainbow...people who write love to claim exaggerations as 'reality' and their versions as "not to be questioned" even on Indymedia, NO FREE THINKERS ALLOWED HERE either !

U.S. ICE and Homeland Security Officials Lacking Accountability (tags)

Time to recall Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona

US Discriminatory Immigration Policy Toward Haitians (tags)

Washington bashes Haiti.

Re-Introduction of Uniting American Families Act (tags)

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) re-introduced The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) in the House and Senate today. The legislation calls for an end to the immigration discrimination gay and lesbian Americans face when they seek to sponsor a foreign partner to live with them in the United States. “One of the fundamental principles of American immigration law and policy is the notion of family unification…. Unfortunately, same-sex couples committed to spending their lives together are not recognized as "families" under current federal law, including US immigration law,” said Nadler.

Pancho Villa’s Last Surviving Son (tags)

The last surviving son of Pancho Villa meets the grandson of Eustorgio Ramón, captain of los Pronunciados de Don Catarino Garza

Obama Sworn In As The 44th U.S. President (tags)

More than 2 million people attend inaugural event in Washington D.C.

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.

Peruvian Immigrant Released From USICE Detention (tags)

52-year-old immigrant had challenged deportation and was held in custody for 4 1/2 years

Human Rights Require International Freedom of Movement and Residence (tags)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 60 years old this week, has helped legitimate the supposed right of nation-states to regulate immigration, thus denying freedom of international mobility and residence, and undermining basic human rights in the process.

Solidarity destroys fascism: LB activists unite to ignore racists (tags)

The conservative student at Cal State Long Beach invited Jim Gilchrist, founder of the anti-immigrant Minutemen, and Ted Hayes, homeless advocate-turned anti-immigrant opportunist, to speak on campus during immigration awareness week. The good people of CSULB ignored them, and the racists went away, proving that regardless of the strategies chosen, solidarity is the key in winning our struggles.

Nov-Dec 2008 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly New Alert! (tags)

November-December 2008 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter Published by National Immigrant Solidarity Network

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.

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.

Petition for a Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009 (tags)

Sign an electronic petition for CIR in 2009 - it will be delivered to the newly elected U.S. President and members of Congress on December 1, 2008.

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.

U.S./Mexico Border Wall Risks Endangered Species Extinctions from Gene Isolation (tags)

Risks of the U.S./Mexico border wall on native species of ocelots and other mammals include extinction from genetic isolation of disconnected populations.

Targeting Immigrants - The Largest Ever US ICE Raid (tags)

Police state tactics intensify.

Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) Gets 100th House Co-Sponsor (tags)

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) became the 100th Congressional co-sponsor of the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA, H.R. 2221) on 1st August, 2008. The UAFA is a bill before Congress that would make a small change to existing immigration law to close a loophole barring gay and lesbian Americans in committed relationships with foreign partners from sponsoring their partner for a green card. These same-sex binational couples are denied the right that opposite-sex couples have been afforded for decades – the right to legally keep their families together in the United States.

Bush Signs President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Legislation (tags)

President Bush signed the President’s Emergency Program (PEPFAR) into law yesterday at the White House.

The landmark bill, which passed in both the House and Senate by wide margins earlier this month, provides $48 billion over the next five years for the global fight of AIDS. Within the legislation is a directive to lift the HIV travel/immigration ban, which bars foreign travelers with HIV/AIDS from entering the United States unless they obtain a spouse or family waiver. That ban is blatantly discriminatory, particularly against gay men and lesbians with the illness, because under current US immigration law, their partners do not qualify as spouses or family.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Constitutional Rights Extend To Detainees At Guantanamo (tags)

Ruling inadvertently extends Constitutional rights to Illegal aliens considered foreigners

Reporter looking for Families Torn Apart by Immigration Law (tags)

The following was passed on to me by the folks at Immigration Detention Watch Network in regards to a request by a reporter who is interested in making a documentary on families who have been negatively affected by U.S. Immigration laws.

Minutemen Welcome Your Articles on NAFTA/WTO (tags)

Here's an email to and response from the Minutemen concerning the impacts of NAFTA & WTO on increasing the rates of undocumented immigration to U.S. An open invitation from the Minutemen to publish articles explaining the links between NAFTA/WTO free trade policies and the resulting economic instability in Mexico and beyond, pushing the drive for undocumented immigration, and the exploitation of undocumented immigrants by U.S. corporations, especially slaughterhouses.

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.

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

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.

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

Dr. Al-Arian Transfered to Custody of Immigration Authorities on Friday (tags)

Dr. Al-Arian's hunger strike continues; he has lost 34 pounds. Please contact the Attorney General Fax Number: (202) 307-6777

Time to Question the ICE Raids (tags)

Mayor Villaraigosa acts as if immigration raids on workplaces can be used to enforce wage and hour laws. They can't. If anything, they make it harder for workers to fight for their rights.

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.

Three Reports on Immigration Dialogues (tags)

While I didn't meet any Minutemen in North San Diego County, I did meet many local residents who are eager to question the status quo.

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.

Immigration officials detaining, deporting American citizens (tags)

Really interesting piece on immigration from McClatchy:

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

Arizona treats Mexicans like Nazi Germany treated Jews (tags)

Arizona treats Mexicans like Nazi Germany treated the Jews

Socialists want Stronger Ties with Mexico (tags)

Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA fully support protecting the rights of working class people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and both socialist parties oppose building border walls. All the 2008 candidates, from the two socialist parties, favor strengthening ties with Mexico and developing policy that will benefit working people in both countries and worldwide.

CDIR SUPPORTS SERVANO FAMILY APPEAL NOT TO BE DEPORTED (tags)

The Coalition in Defense Of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) express its support for the Filipino couple Dr.Pedro Servano and his wife,Salvacion Capistrano not to be deported. The CDIR noted that the couple have stayed in the U.S, for the last 25 years and have four grown children. The coalition noted that the latest decision not to detain them or deport them on Monday was a step in the right direction. Instead they were told to report on the immigration facility to explain.

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.

ICE Drugging Deportees - Fascism Is Here Now (tags)

ICE Drugs deportees. In one case, a Christian pastor, who was trying to communicate to the pilot that the Federal agents flanking him were in violation of a court order putting a stay on his deportation. In another case, the Feds did not even keep a record of what drug they used...

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.

Judge drops charges against SoCal immigration rights (tags)

The city's charges against an immigration rights activist alleging he disrupted a city council meeting were dismissed Monday after a judge found that an attorney representing Costa Mesa was not a public prosecutor.

Top Tesla Assistant: Curious George (tags)

Some interesting Tesla history. And more.

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.

judas durazo hands elvira arellano over to bush's ice (tags)

mayday defense committee

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.

GABNET 3 ATTEMPTS TO BOARD PLANES A SUCCESS, DESPITE HARASSMENT FROM IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS (tags)

Dr. Annalisa Enrile and two other GABNet leaders en route to US after harassment from immigration officials at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila

LETTER OF CONCERN ABOUT DR. ANNALISA ENRILE , CHAIRPERSON, GABRIELA NETWORK- U.S.A? (tags)

The Philipine Peasant Support Network(Pesante)-USA, a solidarity and advocacy network since 1991 based in the United States, voice our serious concern about the status of US citizens Dr. Annalisa Enrile and human and women's rights activists Judith Mirkinson, and of US permanent resident Ninotchka Rosca, a writer and novelist. Dr. Enrile was prevented from boarding her return flight from Manila to Los Angeles on August 5th and was informed that she was on a "hold" order from the Philippine Department of Justice.

Former Catholic Nun Talks of War and Immigration at Seattle Baptist Church (tags)

guest speaker, Sister Florchita Bautista discussed her reflections at the University Baptist Church before an audience of fifty people last Sunday, August 5. Bautista cited the cases of human rights violations in the Philippines, specifically, stories of the grade three pupil Grecil who was shot by military men and was even accused of being a member of the rebel group New People’s Army, and that of Alice, the wife of Dr. Chandu Claver whose family is in Canada now seeking political asylum. Alice got eight bullets from the military operatives in Kalinga, northern part of the Philippines. Like many activists, Alice before her death was very active with progressive organizations that are fighting for the rights of the indigenous people over their ancestral lands and was critical of the corrupt policies of the government.

Mexicans find a rough welcome mat in Canada (tags)

Mexicans find a rough welcome mat in Canada Tourists, being denied entry in increasing numbers, report harsh, insensitive, even racist treatment by Canadian border officials

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.

“Braving Borders, Building Bridges: A Journey for Human Rights” Report Back (tags)

African American leaders will share their experiences on a human rights tour of the U.S.-Mexico border.

ICE: The New Gestapo Terrorizing our Brown Communities? (tags)

This report details some of the last couple weeks of raids in Orange County, but also shares extensive details about ICE agency, their Memorandum of Agreement with Orange County, and other investigative findings.

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.”

Is Barack Obama an Alternative for U.S. Workers? (tags)

After years of Bush’s open-ended war on working people at home and abroad, many on the “left” are desperate for an alternative. For many, that alternative is Barack Obama, a Democratic Senator from Illinois. Obama, who is very careful with his words and actions, has done a good job so far of portraying himself as a “sensible progressive”. However, far from being a “progressive” alternative, Obama is at his core a typical representative of the bosses’ political parties. Despite presenting himself as a candidate of “change”, Obama is a defender of capitalism and imperialism, and hence of exploitation and oppression. On all fundamentals, he is far closer to Bush than he is to being a genuine alternative for working people.

ICE Takes no rest in Santa Ana--Only Prisoners (tags)

Meda and Enforcement Agencies want us to believe that they are taking only "criminal aliens". MENTIRAS! They are taking taking parents walking kids home from school, women walking home from grocery store, workers at bus stops, etc. Last week's raids was not the conclusion of sweps--THEY WERE ONLY THE BEGINNING. June 1st marked the begining of O.C.'s "enforcement team" (read 2nd article for more details below).

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.

Black Americans Choose: Minutemen Go Home (tags)

More than three hundred Crenshaw District residents joined two hundred migrant rights' supporters and linked arms to keep the minutemen out of Leimert Park, the heart of Black Los Angeles.

LA City Council reaffirms Special Order 40 (tags)

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council took a moment to address a "small" matter buried on its agenda. It reaffirmed the City's commitment to Special Order 40.

Candidate Alexander: Iraq War, Many Diversions (tags)

While Americans were being distracted by the tears and fears of Ms Paris Hilton, brave American soldiers were dying in Iraq. While Americans are watching television, the events in Iraq are dividing the Middle East. While Americans are watching television the Bush administration is assisting the multi-national oil giants in the attempt to privatize Iraq’s vast oil reserves, an effort that will destroy Iraq’s economy, will leave the people of Iraq in poverty and will weaken the existing government.

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.

Building Bridges Radio:Immigration Debate and Day Care Union Busting in NYC (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

Continue the Pressure on the Immigration Bill: Struggle Against Anti-Immigrant Backlash, D (tags)

As we vehemently oppose the US Border Protection and immigration Reform Bill that will turn 12 million immigrants into a permanent underclass of “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws the Coalition In Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) take a stand to fight the anti-immigrant backlash that came with the debates on the U.S. Congress on the so called’ immigration reforms”

Building Bridges Radio: :Immigration Debate and Day Care Union Busting in NYC (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

AJLPP / CDIR Rejects The Border Protection and Immigration Reform Bill as Racist (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines ) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) vehemently oppose the so called " US Border Protection and immigration Reform Bil" l that will turn 12 million immigrants into a permanent underclass of “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws that will separate millions of immigrant families.

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.

Immigrant Workers Union statement against new immigration proposal (tags)

Immigrant Workers Union denounces the new senate immigration bill for militarizing borders, breaking up families, and criminalizing workers.

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.

Antonio Villaraigosa and Fabian Núñez at Back to the Park on Thursday??? (tags)

Read Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Speaker Fabian Núñez and radio host El Piolin are billed as participants in a Thursday procession and candlelight vigil for immigration reform at MacArthur Park. If this true..count me out!

OPERATION ETHNIC CLEANSING (tags)

Unless migrant communities resist, the US government, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will continue attacking and terrorizing migrant communities.

Building Bridges Radio: India's Economy - The Real Story (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

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

Farmers Branch TX, OK’s Racist Anti-Migrant Law (tags)

The racist electorate of Farmers Branch, Texas has approved by a 68% – 32% (preliminary results) vote, an ordinance that would fine landlords and property managers $500.00 for renting to the undocumented.

Adios Lou Dobbs (tags)

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

Fox TV Camerawoman Filing Claims Against LAPD (tags)

Fox TV Camerawoman Patti Ballaz Will Hold Press Conference Tomorrow at 10 AM to Announce Filing of a Claim against the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Police Department for Injuries Sustained at MacArthur Park Immigration Rights Rally

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?

Children March Against Racist Deportations and Immigration Laws (tags)

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.

Barletta seen as a ‘hero’ by extremists (tags)

By Nichole Dobo and Wade Malcolm , Staff Writers

Fil-Ams in US call for immigration reforms (tags)

Filipino-American community leaders are at the forefront of a campaign by Asian advocacy groups to press for humane immigration reform in the United States in the face of proposals from the Bush administration that seek to limit visas for parents, children and siblings of US citizens. No two issues inflame the passions of Filipino-Americans more than family-based immigration preferences and full equity for Filipino World War 2 veterans so it came as no surprise when key leaders like Alma Kern and Gloria Caoile began to mobilize community opposition to any move that could jeopardize those twin goals.

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.

Defamation lawsuit filed against Minuteman founder, other activist (tags)

By: SCOTT MARSHALL - Staff Writer

Video: Anti/Pro Immigration Protest In Downtown Los Angeles (tags)

2 Immigration Rallies in Downtown L.A. marking the anniversary of the 500,000+ person pro-immigrant demonstration in Los Angeles a year ago. Duration 1min. :51 sec

A Minuteman meets his hour of crisis (tags)

Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist is battling three of his board members in court for control of the organization. By Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer March 11, 2007

ACLU Challenges Illegal Detention of Immigrant Children Held in Prison-Like Conditions (tags)

Written by ACLU Press Release Tuesday, 06 March 2007 ACLU Challenges Illegal Detention of Immigrant Children Held in Prison-Like Conditions (3/6/2007) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it Lawsuits Ask That Children and Their Families be Released From Texas Facility Under Appropriate and Humane Supervision AUSTIN, TX - The American Civil Liberties Union today filed lawsuits on behalf of ten immigrant children, challenging their illegal detention at the T. Don Hutto facility in Taylor, Texas.

Targeted: National Security and the Business of Immigration (tags)

DEEPA FERNANDES is the host of the popular morning show, “Wakeup call” on Pacifica radio station WBAI in New York City. Her award-winning radio features have aired on the BBC World Service, and Public Radio International. Her writing has appeared in the Village Voice, In These Times, and the New York Amsterdam News. Targeted, her first book, is the result of four years of research collecting narratives from immigrants as well as human rights groups, community organizers and lawyers who are challenging the Bush Administration's policies.

URGENT!! MIGRA RAIDS IN LA!! PRESS CONFERENCE THIS WED in LA!!! (tags)

URGENT!! PLEASE SPREAD THIS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS!! !!!REPOST!!! !!!REPOST!!!

Marcha Migrante II (tags)

Caravana Por Justicia!

Lake Forest: Crackdown on Day Laborers (tags)

Minutemen, OC Sheriffs, and a private security company are working hand in hand to harass day laborers.

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.

Minutemen and Apocalypto at City Hall (tags)

Immigration group may not be what they seem (tags)

By Michele R. Marcucci, STAFF WRITER

Immigration Wkshp & Hip Hop Show in Costa Mesa! (tags)

This event is being organized by and supporting the Tonantzin Collective, the same collective who has been confronting the racist, I.C.E. policies of the City of Costa Mesa. Please support this community sponsored, community driven event in efforts to raise awareness and information about immigration issues--reminding us that NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL, with funds raised from this event going towards a local community space:

Texas Governor Takes Lead on Immigration Issues (tags)

Texas’ Republican Governor Rick Perry said yesterday that he opposes a measure proposed last month in the Texas Legislature by a fellow Republican that would bring about an end to birthright citizenship.

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

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.

After lifetime in U.S., deported man a stranger in his homeland (tags)

Deported from the United States 39 years after he entered it illegally, Fernandez's hopes of a quick return to his wife and son in Utah were crushed when the U.S. Supreme Court

The KKK and Immigration with Links to the Minutemen (tags)

The KKK were the first to have a border patrol.

Risking injury, brutality for a ride toward the U.S. (tags)

In the underground world of illegal immigration, Tultitlán a gritty suburb of Mexico City is Grand Central Station, a junction where Central American stowaways change from one freight train to another on a harrowing, often deadly, ride to the U.S. border.

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.

Union dumps stealth neo-Nazi school board candidate (tags)

Joe Turner, a stealth neo-Nazi candidate for the San Bernardino Unified City School District, was dumped last night by Chapter 183 of the California School Employees Association after his links to white supremacist groups were revealed. In the below photograph, Turner is shown talking with neo-Nazi skinheads at the anti-day laborer protest in Laguna Beach in July 2005. The skinhead to his immediate left wearing a cowboy hat is holding up a sign that Turner brought to the demonstration. Many people can attest to the fact that Turner and other SOS members protested along with neo-Nazis for several hours that day. This photo can be found at: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2005/07/133887.php

Arizona man still locked up from Sept. 11 terror sweeps (tags)

In a jail cell at an immigration detention center in Arizona sits a man who is not charged with a crime, not suspected of a crime, not considered a danger to society.

Joe Turner: School board candidate or demagogue? (tags)

Joseph Turner, founder of the anti-immigrant group Save Our State, is running for San Bernardino Board of Education, fresh from the defeat of his Anti-Illegal Immigration Ordinance there. But the campaign is going to his head.

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

A Working Class Emancipation labor bulletin

Beyond the Border, Sharing Responsibility for Immigration (tags)

A public forum designed to empower and inspire people to take responsibility for creating a fair, sustainable, environmentally friendly development plan with Mexico. Doing so addresses a solution to the root cause of illegal immigration.

Zionism And Its Impact (tags)

The Zionist movement has maintained a striking continuity in its aims and methods over the past century. From the start, the movement sought to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine and to establish a Jewish state on as much of the LAND as possible. The methods included promoting mass Jewish immigration and acquiring tracts of land that would become the inalienable property of the Jewish people. This policy inevitably prevented the indigenous Arab residents from attaining their national goals and establishing a Palestinian state. It also necessitated displacing Palestinians from their lands and jobs when their presence conflicted with Zionist interests.

Welcome to Costa Migra (tags)

New progressive newspaper starts in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach, Orange County, California. A small newspaper, but packed with hard news about important social and environmental issues. Here's a sample.

Welcome to Costa Migra (tags)

New progressive newspaper starts in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach, Orange County, California. A small newspaper, but packed with hard news about important social and environmental issues. Here's a sample.

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 warm unwelcome (tags)

The signs read, “No Terrorist Racism in Ventura County,” “Shame on You Borders” and “No Human Being is Illegal.” The shouts from the crowd of approximately 30 protestors outside of Borders Book Store in Thousand Oaks ranged from the boilerplate “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, the Minutemen have got to go” to an angry “Racists go home” to an even more creative “Down with the geriatric fascist.”

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

Townhall Meeting 9/27 (tags)

Home Town Meeting on Illegal Immigration, Thousand Oaks Civic Center Sept. 27 @ 1:00pm

South American Reality (tags)

True. Ask any American in Miami. if there are any left.

9/20: National Call-In Day to STOP Congress from Passing Anti-Immigrant Bills! (tags)

On Wednesday September 20, we urge you to CALL, FAX AND MAIL your elected officials, SAY NO TO THE RACIST ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILLS!

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.....

Zionism And Its Impact (tags)

The Zionist movement has maintained a striking continuity in its aims and methods over the past century. From the start, the movement sought to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine and to establish a Jewish state on as much of the LAND as possible. The methods included promoting mass Jewish immigration and acquiring tracts of land that would become the inalienable property of the Jewish people. This policy inevitably prevented the indigenous Arab residents from attaining their national goals and establishing a Palestinian state. It also necessitated displacing Palestinians from their lands and jobs when their presence conflicted with Zionist interests.

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

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

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

Border World (tags)

not your daddys mexico...unless you are duh-bya

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.

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

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

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!

Immigration Protesters Scuffle in New York (tags)

by Michelle Nichols 07/26/2006 6:14 pm

response to my article invasion or immigration (tags)

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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.

FilAm Vets Lobby Congress on July 26 (tags)

Filipino American World War II veterans will march again on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 on Capitol Hill to conduct face-to-face lobbying with members of congress, according to the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans, a Washington-based advocacy group. The veterans from California, Texas, New York, New Jersey and other cities will mark the 65th anniversary of the 1941 Military Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that drafted morethan 140,000 Filipino soldiers into the U.S. Army by appealing to key House members and White House officials to pass the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification immigration amendment.

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!

The First Nazi City in America (tags)

Joe Turner's fascistic anti-migrant measure has been adopted by a small town in Pennsylvania, making it, not San Bernardino, the first Nazi city in the nation

List of Antis (tags)

Here is a list of Antis, some are known hate groups and the rest have the potential of being hate groups.

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.

Bolante wants US to give him asylum (tags)

Former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante has sought political asylum in the US, where he has been detained after US immigration canceled his visa last week. A source in the Department of Foreign Affairs said Bolante asked for asylum about 1 a.m. on Thursday, Manila time. The information jibes with the report of the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) that Bolante’s lawyer in Los Angeles confirmed he had requested asylum.

Zionism And Its Impact (tags)

The Zionist movement has maintained a striking continuity in its aims and methods over the past century. From the start, the movement sought to achieve a Jewish majority in Palestine and to establish a Jewish state on as much of the LAND as possible. The methods included promoting mass Jewish immigration and acquiring tracts of land that would become the inalienable property of the Jewish people. This policy inevitably prevented the indigenous Arab residents from attaining their national goals and establishing a Palestinian state. It also necessitated displacing Palestinians from their lands and jobs when their presence conflicted with Zionist interests.

Protest in Costa Mesa 7/8 (tags)

please see below

‘LIFE & TIMES’ EXAMINES IMMIGRATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (tags)

“Life & Times Immigration Special” will look at the debate over a seven-hundred-mile border fence, the impact of the massive street demonstrations, the anti-immigration measure launched in San Bernardino, what it takes to become legal in the U.S. and the perspective of Blacks and non-Latino immigrants.

The problem with the idea of “an immigration problem.” (tags)

Why so many different takes to "the immigration problem?" The answer lies in the oversimplification of the issue. I will not diagnose the source(s) of these over-simplistic notions, only attempt to clear up the mud.

Exposing NCLR’s Corporate Ties. (tags)

National Council of La Raza: What's in a name?

Evolution and the Antis (tags)

Evolution has had little affect on the xenophobic mind in that past 100 years. Indeed, knowledge and understanding have also fallen short of reaching the advent xenophobic trend.

Modesto Report (tags)

Modesto Report from Modesto Bee Staff Writer Tim Moran and SF Indy Media

New study predicts Jews will outnumber Arabs by 2:1 in 20 yrs (tags)

A new study recently presented to the United States Congress found Jewish birthrates are far outstripping Palestinian rates, and Israel's own statistics fail to account for even low levels of Jewish immigration when calculating national demographic trends. Alarming Palestinian birthrates claimed by the PA and quoted by Olmert are greatly exaggerated.

Immigration Song (The Streets are Whispering) (tags)

This song started with a sample I took at the San Diego immigration march.

March 25th Western Regional Conference A Success! (tags)

The Western Regional Conference brought together members of the March 25th Coalition yesterday at the United Teachers of Los Angeles building.

Immigration Song (The Streets are Whispering) (tags)

A song I wrote based off a sample at a San Diego Immigration March. If you are interested you can check out myspace.com/redseastation where I have other political and non-political songs. Let me know what you think and hope you enjoy. If you would like to reuse this song please write us for permission first. Thanks. copyright 2006. Red Sea Station

Legal and Still Tossed (tags)

T. Hayes, KKK, and other Facist (tags)

Ongoing and Upcoming Facists actions in Califas. Note Saturday June 17th and 18th. Media slut Ted Hayes & Co. will gather in downtown. The 21st Century Ku Klux Klan ride will be in town that weekend also.

MinuteKlan Protest Blacks and Latinos (tags)

Minuteman Rally against the National Conference on Latino and African American Race Relations Forum.

May Day Coalition (tags)

The May Day Coalition for Students and Workers Justice is organizing a rally for Immigration Rights on Thursday June 15, 2006.

In defense of familia (tags)

Other Mexican-Americans tell me the same thing. A lot of them use the same word: defend. They want to defend immigrants.

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

A FOOLPROOF PLAN TO END THE IMMIGRATION PROBLEM

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.”

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.

Immigration Setback Blacks, Poor Whites (tags)

The increasing number of immigrants entering the U.S. has been sanction by Washington D.C. to satisfy the growing demand from corporate America for cheap labor; and the failure of U.S. policy has been a setback for all Americans on both sides of the border.

JFAV Greets Senate Vote Giving Veterans Special Immigrant Status as a Tactical Victory, (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) greet the news that the US Senate unanimously approved by a voice vote on Thursday (Friday in Manila) an amendment in the proposed immigration reform bill that would allow Philippine-based single or married children of Filipino World War II veterans to join them in the United States, as a tactical victory in its 60 years of struggle for recognition, justice and equity.

US Senate declares English the “national language”: a boost to chauvinism and racism (tags)

The Socialist Equality Party unequivocally condemns the vote by the Senate on Thursday to make English the “national language” of the United States. The measure, added to the Senate immigration “reform” bill, is the but latest in a series of reactionary, ignorant and short-sighted moves aimed at shoring up the right-wing base of the Bush administration and the Republican Party, with the most far-reaching and anti-democratic implications. The proposal is a sop to right-wing and fascistic elements who are working to whip up intolerance and hatred against immigrants in general, and Hispanic Americans in particular. It underscores the deeply undemocratic and unconstitutional essence of all of the measures being enacted in the name of “securing the border.”

immigration or Invasion (tags)

OPED

Zionism And Its Impact (tags)

Adherents of Zionism believed that the Jewish people had an inherent and inalienable right to Palestine. Religious Zionists stated this in biblical terms, referring to the divine promise of the land to the tribes of Israel. Secular Zionists relied more on the argument that Palestine alone could solve the problem of Jewish dispersion and virulent anti-Semitism. Weizmann stated in 1930 that the needs of 16 million Jews had to be balanced against those of 1 million Palestinian Arabs: "The Balfour Declaration and the Mandate have definitely lifted [Palestine] out of the context of the Middle East and linked it up with the world-wide Jewish problem....The rights which the Jewish people has been adjudged in Palestine do not depend on the consent, and cannot be subjected to the will, of the majority of its present inhabitants." This perspective took its most extreme form with the Revisionist movement. Its founder, Vladimir Jabotinsky, was so self-righteous about the Zionist cause that he justified any actions taken against the Arabs in order to realize Zionist goals.

FEAR OF A BROWN AMERICA! (tags)

There are forces at work in this nation that dread the growth of a BrownAmerica (even if over a third of this country was originally Mexican territory!).

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.

San Bernardino City Council Turns Down Racist Petition (tags)

In a too-close vote, the San Bernardino City Council voted against the Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance, and turned it over to the voters.

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.

National Guard Not Allowed? (tags)

reposted from right wingersite

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."

Post-March "Backlash" : Is It Real or is It Memorex (tags)

Geoffery debunks reactionary mythos that the march caused a backlash - that we should worry about.

A Review of Immigration Proposals in Congress (tags)

A Choice Between Bad and Worse: Why We Can't Compromise on Immigration Legislation

We Are America Alliance (tags)

Newly-Forming "We Are America Alliance" Announces Next Steps to Stop HR 4437 and Press for Real Comprehensive Immigration Reform

What Alex Jones-- Promoter of the 9/11 "Truth" Event in LA-- Said About Mexican (tags)

The scenes you will witness on the streets of America over the next few days do not illustrate a 'new civil rights movement' but an invading army of militant foreigners bankrolled and supported by predominantly white rich Neo-Cons and Neo-Libs who are using the different Mexican race groups as a vice to crush the sleeping American middle class.

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.

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.

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.

Wilshire Immigration march video (tags)

4 minute video of the Immigration march on Wilshire in Los Angeles on May 1, 2006.

High Quality Photos from the May 1st Immigration March in Downtown L.A. (tags)

Several photos taken from the May 1st Downtown L.A. pro immigration march

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.

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...

Discrimination not illegal immigrants fuels Black job crisis (tags)

Dumping the blame for the chronic job crisis of young, poor Black men on illegal immigration stokes the passions and hysteria of immigration reform opponents, but it also lets employers off the hook for discrimination. And it's easy to see how that could happen.

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.

Illegal Immigration leads North American "community" to follow European Union (tags)

The Global Regime is hungry and rabid. It wants a body of slave labor to access anywhere in the world. The Ford Foundation and numerous transnationals have poured millions into preparing to remount dominance over workers in the U.S. It's developed a front to hide behind and the green light has been given for a full assault.

Muslim Americans to join May 1st immigration marches nationwide (tags)

Upload in two parts is a phone interview with Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council

MINUTEMEN BEHIND ARSON IN ATLANTA (tags)

Three buses used for a pro-immigrant rally have been burned.

Keeping America Empty (tags)

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

Mexican Concentration Camps (tags)

How will the American government deport 4 million illegal immigrants?

US government arrests record numbers in factory raids (tags)

In a nationwide dragnet Wednesday, US immigration enforcement agents raided factories across the country arresting nearly 1,200 undocumented workers, a record number for a single operation. The raids come in the wake of massive demonstrations throughout the country protesting reactionary anti-immigrant legislation in Congress and demanding full legal status and citizenship rights for the millions of undocumented workers who have come to find jobs and a better life.

Bush in Irvine Monday April 24th 8am -- PROTEST! (tags)

You must show up at The Irvine Hyatt Monday to protest Bush. He will be speaking about immigration. Go to www.ocregister.com for details. NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE HEARD BY THE PRESIDENT.

Protest Bush in Orange County Monday (tags)

Bush extends trip to address immigration in Irvine

Bush to speak in O.C. on Monday (tags)

The Orange County Register

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:

What Immigrants Must Learn from the Black Civil Rights Movement ... and Soon (tags)

Un Pueblo Unido

Marching Against Law and Common Sense (tags)

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The Hidden Terror of HR4437: No Compromise in the Movement for Migrants Rights (tags)

What We Must Learn Now from the Black Civil Rights Movement

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.

U.S. SENATORS REACH A COMPROMIZE ON IMMIGRATION REFORM LEGISLATION (tags)

On March 27, 2006, after the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved its version of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation it was delivered to the full U.S.

Manifest Destiny Redux (tags)

The solution to our immigration problem is right under our noses. Annex Mexico and incorporate it into the United States.

Dodge City, Ks.: Workers won't face penalties for protests at Excel plant (tags)

Workers won't face penalties for protests at Excel plant GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Several hundred workers briefly walked off the job at a Dodge City meatpacking plant Tuesday after company officials disciplined employees for missing work to protest proposed federal immigration laws a day earlier, union leaders said.

THE WAR ON IMMIGRANTS (tags)

THE US WAR AGAINST IMMIGRANTS IN THEIR FIGHT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE

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.

A call for Street & Graffiti Artists (tags)

This is a call for all Graffiti Artists, Taggers and Writers, to show their solidarity with the Immigration and Workers Movement by adding Unete/Join Us, 1 de Mayo, May 1st, or anything similar, to all their pieces in the up-coming weeks leading up to May Day. We need your help getting the message out to the masses.

USA , LOS ANGELES, CA, IMMIGRATION REFORM PROTEST (tags)

Immigration rights demonstrators takes part in a candlelight vigil and procession Monday, April 10, 2006, in downtown Los Angeles. Hundreds of thousands of people demanding U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrants spilled into the streets Monday in dozens of cities from New York to San Diego in some of the most widespread demonstrations since mass protests began around the country last month

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

The Senate's Priorities: No Mexicans (tags)

The U.S. Senate today exposed its real immigration agenda, and it has little to do with securing borders, drug runners, or terrorists.

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! #

Stewart Alexander Speaks On Immigration (tags)

The immigration debates have been politically timed, not to establish policy that will benefit America in dealing with a complex matter, but only to influence the votes for the 2006 elections.

Costa Mesa Police Cheif quits amidst illegal immigration controversy ! (tags)

PD chief denying heat over ordinance was the reason even though timing and previous statements would seem to indicate otherwise.

Citizenship for Pasada, but not for our companeros? (tags)

Full American citizenship may be granted to terrorist Posada Carriles for his "Honorable Services to the Nation"

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

Immigration law has always been race law in the US.

Stewart A. Alexander (tags)

The immigration debates have been politically timed, not to establish policy that will benefit America in dealing with a complex matter, but only to influence the votes for the 2006 elections.

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

see below

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.

3/30: Actions Need For Senate Immigration Bill, Call Your Senator! (tags)

1. Why the Senate's Proposed Immigrant Bill is Bad for the Immigrants. 2. Take Actions! Call Your Senator to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform!

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.

The Ghost of George Wallace: Immigration and White Racism (tags)

They were on the verge of a walled off country, a police state whose target would be Brown people. Then, on Saturday, their dominace cracked.

Immigration Forum Thursday @ East LA College (tags)

East LA College Immigration Forum Thursday March 30, 2006 @ 7:00pm In the Student Center East LA College is on Cesar Chavez & Atlantic in Monterrey Park

The neo-Nazi influence in Costa Mesa. Why the city is falling apart. (tags)

Costa Mesa is a microcosm of California. This coastal city has become the epicenter of an immigration issue that threatens to divide our local communities and the nation. Costa Mesa also depicts a vivid portrayal of how radical anti-immigrant groups politicize local governments. Humberto Caspa writes for La Opinion and is an adjunct professor at CSULB.

Bush's Immigration Trap (tags)

Labor: Organize the Unorganized!

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.

Pictures from Immigration March 3-25 (tags)

Pictures from Immigration March 3-24

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.

3/25: Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

3/25: Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights!

March 25-28 Nationwide Weekend of Actions to Support Immigrant Solidarity! (tags)

March 25-28 Nationwide Weekend of Actions to Support Immigrant Solidarity!

Small business interests attack Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)

“What we have here is something that is nothing more than grandstanding and symbolism and it is symbolically scaring people,” said Blank. “What we need is a national immigration policy. We don't need a cowboy sitting in the mayor's seat in Costa Mesa saying, 'I'm going to round them all up and send them away.'”

Protest at Skosh Monahan's in Costa Mesa this Friday! (tags)

Protest at Skosh Monahan's Restaurant in Costa Mesa!

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.

Minutemen Take Civics Lesson From ACLU in Costa Mesa (tags)

A tiny portion of Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist's claimed 240 million followers made a surprise showing this Saturday at a Costa Mesa community forum on constitutional rights and immigration law. They were welcomed by Coyotl Tezcalipoca of the Colectivo Tonantzin, which sponsored the event primarily with Costa Mesa's local immigrant population (which has been the target of hate and harassment from the city's Minuteman Junta) in mind, but was happy to discover what it hopes is a new-found interest by the border vigilantes in civilized behavior and basic human rights.

Building Bridges Radio: The Worst Immigration Bill in a Century (tags)

Building Bridges Radio presents this 27 minute radio program. To listen click on web link below.

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.

Minutemen in OC/Santa Ana (tags)

Orange County Register is reporting that Maria Guadalupe Moreno (pronounced Loo-Pee Moe-Ree-Noe - Maria and Guada are silent) and the Minutemen will hold a protest infront of the Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana this Saturday March 11th at 11am.

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

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.

Police Intimidation in the City of Orange (tags)

Police Intimidation in the City of Orange: Police ask to see the I.D. of 9 brown people standing outside of home depot looking for work. 8 out of the 9 were taken to a border patrol checkpoint in Dana Point against their will even though the charges had nothing to do with citizenship status!

Six Lies About Immigration (tags)

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

Costa Mesa: Council member says Guinness Beer justifies immigrant crackdown (tags)

Protester: "Gary, you're a racist pig! Ha! Ha! We'll be back!" Reply from city councilman: “You...you’re a fag!” Monahan says that his experience selling Guinness instead of Coors Light justfies Costa Mesa’s immigrant (ICE) crackdown Extra: Jim Gilchrist goes crazy over Green men

Democrats target illegal immigration (tags)

Measure would hold employers accountable...impose fines and possible jail time for corporate leaders

from slave patrol to border patrol (tags)

Screening of Rights on the Line and Panel Discussion with Arnoldo Garcia, Monica Hernandez, and Chris Newman SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2 P.M

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

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.

February 2006 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

LA suburb prohibits police from work with immigration agents (tags)

LA suburb prohibits police from work with immigration agents

1/24: Tuesday Night Forum on Immigration (tags)

a planning meeting to develop a strategy to help defeat the anti-immigrant bill (H.R. 4437- the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005) that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Dec.16, 2005.

Speak Out at Cypress City Council Meeting-TONIGHT (tags)

see below

Mexica Movement Turns The Tables on Save Our State Rally (tags)

“Europeans Are Illegal Immigrants Since 1492” declares Indigenous liberation movement at Glendale counter-protest; Glendale Police Department slammed for “unprofessional conduct.”

“Conquest and genocide are a natural part of humanity,” boasts Save Our State’s Joe Turner.

Day Lborers 2 Counter Minutemen Nationally (tags)

Day workers across the country will peacefully respond to coordinated vigilante actions organized by Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control and local cells of the so-called “Minutemen.”

COLLECTIVO TONANTZIN’S RESPONSE TO ARREST OF COYOTL TEZCALIPOCA - TODAY @ 6 pm! (tags)

Collectivo Tonantzin and supporters will hold a press conference to address concerns about the arrest of Coyotl Tezcalipoca and state of affairs in Costa Mesa.

January 2006 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Protest against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize (tags)

Protest against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize Police Officers

Speak Out Against Costa Mesa City Council (tags)

see below

Costa Mesa's March to Justice (tags)

Costa Mesans marched and rallied in opposition to the city council's vote to turn the police department into border patrol agents.

Mexico Admits Poor Treatment of Migrants (tags)

Mexico Commission Acknowledges Poor Treatment of Migrants Within Its Own Territory

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

Anti-immigrant legislation soon to be voted upon by Congress (tags)

Congress is set to debate legislation that would make all undocumented persons in the US felons, thereby making it impossible for them to become legal.

Initiative falls short by 100,000 (tags)

SIGNATURES: The state border-police measure will not be able to muster the required 600,000. 02:01 AM PST on Saturday, December 10, 2005

S. KOREA. Migrant Workers in Struggle (tags)

Migrant workers in S. Korea’s capital Seoul are occupying the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC, actually a part of the S. Korean government). Here a report from the situation yesterday and today, local Korean time.

November 2005 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)

November 2005 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter Published by National Immigrant Solidarity Network

PROFESSIONALS TO BE UNEMPLOYED (tags)

US Senate Slits American Workers' Throats

NeoFascist in Conspiracy Theorist Clothing? (tags)

This article tackles the hypocrocy of many alternative media sites like rense.com, infowars.com

Protest Racist KFI, Support Day Laborer Rights! Friday September 30: Outside KFI Studios (tags)

What: Press Conference and Rally Who: Day Laborers and their Allies When: Friday, September 30, 2005 10:30 Press Conference Where: Outside of KFI Radio Station 340 W. Olive Ave Burbank, CA 91502

KKK rally site changed to Irvine Marriot Hotel (tags)

According to Jim Gilchrist's website, the KKK rally will not be held in Irvine Regional Park as originally planned, but in the Grand Ballroom of the Irvine Marriot Hotel.

Why the Minutemen failed (tags)

The Minutmen's appeal to the far right ignored the source of illegal immigration, economic inequality between US and Mexico, instead they focused on the border wall band-aid and appealed to phony nationalism..

Phone Jam to Shut Down the Minutemen Recruiting Drive! (tags)

HATE GROUP TO MEET IN BABYLON, NEW YORK! Phone Jam to Shut Down the Minutemen Recruiting Drive!

COMMUNITY OBJECTS TO L.A. ANTI-IMMIGRANT CONFERENCE (tags)

A crucial demo to stop the mainstreaming of the Minutemen on Friday, August 26 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel at 9500 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills.

California Border Police or Police State? (tags)

Immigration Reform and AFL-CIO labor split discussed on live web cast from www.kuci.org Thursday, August 4, 2005 from 8-9 AM

The Barbara Coe Story (tags)

I saw this account of an email encounter with Barbara Coe which you all should read.

SOS-Nazi Alliance Exposed (tags)

Save Our State stood proud with swastika flag waving white supremacists at a rally yesterday in Laguna Beach. The group claims not to be racist, but nazi skinheads made up the majority of their contigency at the protest. Please bear that in mind as you read the article below. I will post pictures of the rally within the next few days.

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

City uses RICO Act to sue business that hires immigrant workers

2 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS (tags)

a) SAVE OUR STATE TO BULLY MORE DAY LABORERES IN LAGUNA BEACH THIS SATURDAY b) MINUTEMEN HAVE OFFICIALLY ARRIVED IN SAN DIEGO--GROUPS CALLED ON TO COUNTER--THEIR PRESENCE!!!

SOS to Exploit Racial Tensions in L.A. (tags)

The following was posted on the SOS website and was written by SOS founder, Joe Turner. www.saveourstate.org

Joe Turner Hero In The New Again (tags)

Joe Turner in the News Again...ever wonder why there are SO many stories on Joe Tuner and NONE on the indymedia leaders?

LA TIMES LOVES JOE TURNER (tags)

A Street-Fighter Mentality on Illegal Immigration By Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer As the insults flew and the protest reached a boil, Joseph Turner couldn't help but smile. The 29-year-old head of the upstart Save Our State organization had come to Baldwin Park to pick a fight over illegal immigration. He had led a band of like-minded souls into the heart of the city to protest public art they deemed "seditious and anti-American." Part of a monument at the Metrolink station is inscribed "It was better before they came," interpreted by some as a barb at whites who displaced California's Mexican residents in the 19th century. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-profile27jun27.story

Immigration and Liberal Taboos (tags)

Immigration and Liberal Taboos as written by Edward Abbey

Lawmakers seek to crack down on illegal immigrants (tags)

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

Racists & Bigots (tags)

Drop the race card and talk about solutions to the REAL problems caused by unmitigated illegal immigration

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.

S. KOREA. URGENT APPEAL... (tags)

...to stop the process of deportation of A. Hossain, the representative of KCTU/MTU

Chris Simcox calls for putting down protesters (tags)

Chris Simcox calls for policing protesters against the recent Unite to Fight summit in Las Vegas, and other protesters.

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..

S. KOREA. MIGRANT WORKERS STRUGGLE (tags)

...is continuing. Latest news about Anwar, the recently arrested president of MTU.

S. KOREA. Yesterday's Protest... (tags)

...in front of Immigration Office in Seoul/Mokdong

Anti-Immigrant Groups to Invade D.C. Take Action! (tags)

Anti-immigrant groups are going to D.C. to spread xenophobia. What you can do in LA to support immigrant rights!

US Refugees: Persecuted at Home, Discriminated Against Abroad? (tags)

As part of what some see as the 'War Against Dissent', a decision by Canadian immigration officials on the political asylum application of US soldier and war-resister Jeremy Hinzman was made March 25th, his application denied. But beyond war issues, sometimes extraordinary events can occur within the US, life threatening events. Has so-called 'realpolitik' now effectively denied Americans the right to asylum, regardless of their claim's legitimacy. And there have been legitimate cases, including one based upon torture and attempted murder, not war.

Salvadoran Youth to be Deported Even After Due Process Compromised (tags)

A 17 year old youth from El Salvador was detained and tried in immigration court as an adult, where he was not represented (as he should be as a child) and where the judge didn't know to screen him for defenses that children have. Immigration is deporting him tomorrow anyway. Please call DHS to request them not to deport him!

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.

January 2005 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter (tags)

Please donwload our latest January 2005 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter

Building Bridges Radio - The Other Iraq and Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor? (tags)

Building Bridges presents this 29 minute radio show. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

Building Bridges Radio - The Other Iraq and Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor? (tags)

Building Bridges presents this 29 minute radio show. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

What to Do if the FBI Drops By Your Home or Office (tags)

US Government's COINTELPRO - Still Undead The stinking corpse of the FBI's infamous "Counter-Intelligence Program", or COINTELPRO, which was used from the 1940s through the 1970s against Communists, Anarchists, Civil Rights Activists and sundry other decent working-class militants, and which was "allegedly" discontinued in 1971, is fully risen from the grave once again.

Building Bridges Radio-Outrageous Immigration Raids, Far from the U.S. Border (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Reports presents this 27.5 min radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB ADDRESS LINK BELOW

{Znet} Stateless and Deported - Palestinian Refugees in Montreal (tags)

An Interview with the Coalition Against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees

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

S. Korea, New Attacks Against Migrant Activists (tags)

Now since 215 days we're fighting, the "ruling" class started again to attack us.

Illegals cost Arizona $1.3 billion, report says (tags)

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.

Paroled Mexican Woman Fights Deportation (tags)

Copied from AP, about Maria Suarez. Follow the link to support the victim of this brutality.

Migrant Woerkers Struggle in South Korea for Survival (tags)

South Korea: Despite State Terror Migrant Workers Struggle Is Increasing

South Korea: Despite State Terror Migrant Workers Struggle Is Increasing (tags)

Today exactly since 100 days migrant workers from Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia are staging a sit-in struggle in the South Korean capital Seoul.

Sierra Club a Target of Anti-Immigrant Movement (tags)

I heard this on the radio and found an article on the net. Once again, the Sierra Club, the nation's largest environmental group, is finding itself split on the issue of immigration.

Building Bridges Radio-Bush's Plan for Immigrants (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute Radio Program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK

BTL:U.S. Labor Movement Opposes Bush Plan to Create... (tags)

...Immigrant Guest Workers Program Interview with Anna Avendano, senior adviser on immigration issues for the AFL-CIO, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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.

Freedom From Nauru - Electronic Sit In (tags)

The Liberals in Australia and Amanda Vanstone's websites are under attack from cyber activists. In solidarity with hunger strikers on Nauru, cyber activists are staging a 'virtual sit in' creating a traffic jam through repeated visits to the above web sites - you can take part by downloading these files and suport the urgent pleas for freedom.

Protest Repeal of SB60-Dec. 12 (tags)

see below

Protest Repeal of SB60-Dec. 12 (tags)

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Newport Beach, CA ISMer Jailed After Suing Israel (tags)

ISM Activist Radhika Sainath was abducted by Israeli police from a Tel Aviv street, jailed and threatened with deportation 15 minutes after leaving an Israeli court and testifying in her suit against the Israeli government for false arrest in November, 2002.

One of the least corrupted nation turning into an ice-berg (tags)

"Government Official working in a immigration line for the Directorate of Immigration's Immigration Department has been put under suspect of accepting bribes on long-term bases. According to the Police, the acceptance of a bribe is related to residence permits.[*]"

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.

How To Destroy America (tags)

The Distruction of America by the so called "annointed".

Israeli Irgun terrorist group (tags)

The History of the birth of the state of Israel is complex and involved. Many have sacrificed much to bring the Jewish State into existence. One such body was the Irgun also know as the Etzel group. The Irgun was a military group that refused to bow to political pressures in securing a state for the Jewish people. Much of the modern Israeli politics today stem from the Irgun and the organization from which they broke, the Hagganah.

CKUT Radio: Detainees Hunger Strike in New Jersey (tags)

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Immigration control- atool of the bosses (tags)

Immigration

Hard-line Immigration Author Funded by Undesirable Alien (tags)

The money trail for Michelle Malkin shows that her hard-line views on immigration don't prevent her from accepting money from an undesirable alien.

Blumner: Ashcroft Nonapologetic Despite Findings of Post-9-11 Injustice (tags)

None of the report's findings apparently pricked his conscience: not the way men were indiscriminately arrested, or the way they were kept from contacting attorneys, or the way they were left to languish for months while the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents assigned to clear them of terrorist links were given other duties.

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

13,000 Arabs May Be Deported!!

Israeli Nationals, Rental Trucks And TNT (tags)

Two conspicuously under-reported incidents involving Israeli Nationals in the past two weeks.

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

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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.

One More Casualty In the War on Terror? (tags)

Has Alireza Ghazi Zahedi's detainment by the INS in CA lasted so long because he is a peace activist?

Hundreds of Muslim Immigrants Rounded Up in Calif (tags)

Hundreds of Iranian citizens were in southern California jails on Weds after coming forward to comply with a new rule to register with immigration only to wind up handcuffed and behind bars.

Saturday rally at the INS - protest against mass detentions (tags)

Highlights from the rally at the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in downtown LA last Saturday, Jan 4, 2003.

FREE IMMIGRATION LEGAL CLINIC (tags)

Do you know if you must Register with the INS??? As per the INS new program of Alien registration  

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

ACTION ALERT - INS drive: Pakistan's Washington embassy seeks proposals (tags)

Suggestions should be sent to the deputy chief of mission, Mohammad Sadiq, by e-mail (parepwashington@erols.com) or by fax (202-232-4142).

THE REGIME'S BLACK HOLE OF LA: 120 INTERNED MUSLIMS IN 400 SQUARE FEET - 44 SQUARE METERS (tags)

Buried in the 13th paragraph: ... "he was sent to the basement of the Federal Building downtown and held in a room of about 400 square feet with roughly 120 people."

IRAN PROTESTS THE REGIME'S DETENTION OF ITS NATIONALS (tags)

Iran described as "unjustifiable" Saturday tough new US immigration regulations that have sparked a wave of detentions of expatriate Iranians. "The US government is using violence, threats and pressure both in its foreign policy and in acts inside the country towards Iranians," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi complained.

THE REGIME MAY RELEASE 300 OF ITS CAPTIVES TONIGHT (tags)

Michelle Taheripour, an immigration lawyer working to secure the release of a dozen of her clients, said INS officials had agreed late Thursday to waive bail for detainees whose bonds had been set below $5,000. As many as 300 detainees were expected to be released by nightfall, she said. Those detainees will be asked to return to immigration offices at a later date for questioning, she said.

Hundreds Are Detained After Visits to INS (tags)

From the LA Times.

Deaths in the desert: the sad price of U.S. border policy (tags)

Three months pregnant, Norma Rodriguez Amado had watched her husband, Paez Martinez, as he left his home in Morales, Mexico, for the United States. He would support his family from afar, working in the states of Tennessee and Florida. After almost two-and-a-half years of living and working in these faraway places, Paez returned to Morales to see his son, Alexander, for the first time.

Time to Smash Facism Again (tags)

Anti-immigrant morons to skewer Mexicans...let's counter-protest!

Activist Needs Help! (tags)

You can help fight political revenge used against activists. All it takes is an email.

On Ashcroft's Enemies List (tags)

On Ashcroft's Enemies List

Possible positive outcomes as a result of Sept. 11th (tags)

Hopefully horrible US immigration laws will be reformed.

UCSD Official Statement on their INS Investigation (tags)

UCSD has contacted the Justice Department pertaining to immigration control violations.

"COMIDA, NO LA MIGRA"- food not INS! (tags)

Feeding people in the main plaza in Polamas, Mexico was a somewhat spontaneous action that turned into a huge success.

re: counter CCIR protests in L.A. Feb. 10th (tags)

"California Coalition for Immigration Reform" holding a rally in L.A. on Feb. 10 at the federal building in Westwood

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