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Free workshop helps undocumented youths become DACA-mented - by Sharat G. Lin
The San José Peace and Justice Center and the Justice Studies Program at San José State University held a free workshop to assist undocumented youths in filling out the complex applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 1:41PM
Janet Napolitano Visit Protested at UC Santa Cruz (video/x-flv 124.1MB) - by Alex Darocy
Students and workers protest incoming University of California President Janet Napolitano on the second day of her visit to UC Santa Cruz on October 18. Individuals made their voices heard in Clark Kerr Hall when the former head of homeland security met with a representative of UC Santa Cruz's student government privately inside of the building.
Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:43AM
ACLU Calls on ICE to Halt Arrests at Kern County Courthouse - by ACLU
(Bakersfield)— Today, attorneys for the ACLU of California and the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project sent a letter (see PDF) demanding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stop its deeply troubling practice of arresting people at Kern County Courthouses. Over the past year, ICE agents have taken advantage of unsuspecting individuals who were attempting to pay fines, appear for court appearances, get married or obtain restraining orders. Photo: Gurvinder Singh and Kuldeet Kaur
Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:30PM
The Trust Act, Secure Communities and the Violence Against Women Act - by Steve Pleich
Secure Communities Program Forces Minority Women to Live in Fear
Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:59PM
Local ACLU Vice Chair Calls for Community Opposition to Immigration Bill - by Steve Pleich
HR 2278 The Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act is Poor Policy
Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:35PM
Deportee (video/mp4 341.5MB) - by Mike Rhodes
Answering Woody Guthrie's Question - “Who are these friends all scattered like dry leaves?” A memorial honoring the victims of the January 28, 1948 Los Gatos Canyon Plane Crash took place in Fresno today. Guthrie’s song inspired organizers to find out the names of those killed in the plane crash that took place 65 years ago. Family members of the victims, friends and allies attended the unveiling of a memorial listing the names of those killed.
Posted: Mon Sep 2, 2013 7:15PM
Caravans Converge on Bakersfield to Press for a Path to Citizenship - by Sharat G. Lin
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. A noisy crowd of people from all over the state rallied in front of Mr. McCarthy’s office while negotiators met inside. The caravan is but one of many happening through the beginning of September.
Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:05PM
SF Immigrant Film Festival Call for Entries 2013 - by TW
Refugees, immigrants and exiles find their own voice in this event. Works in Narrative, Animated, and Documentary Short, regardless of the original production format, and the date when it was completed, are considered. Submissions for the longest-running film festival on issues surrounding immigration, should be not longer than 30 minutes.
Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:30PM
6 Immigrant Rights Demonstrators Held in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention Facility - by Ruth Robertson
Young activists who protested near the Mexico/United States border were cheered on by hundreds on both sides of the international boundary at Nogales, Mexico on July 22. They were able to cross into the US as asylum seekers; their hope is to soon be released from an ICE detention center in Arizona on humanitarian grounds as they all have long standing ties to the US. 6 of the 9 are being held in solitary confinement.The group has drawn world wide attention as they press for the need for mean...
Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:45PM
UNITING FAMILIES must be the bedrock of your new Immigration Law, Congress! (video/quicktime 107.2MB) - by Bill Carpenter & Wei Lee
Rally for Immigrant Justice Market & Post, San Francisco Thirteen-minute QT movie. 112MB.
Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:14PM
NO To Napalitano Say UC Students, Immigrant Youth and Union at UC Regents Meeting In SF - by Labor Video Project
Students and Workers Protested the appointment of US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napaolitano to the president of the UC education system because of her role in targeting immigrant youth and immigrant workers.
Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:18PM
Family Squabble & ICE wants to Deport the Mother? (video/quicktime 24.2MB) - by Bill Carpenter
Four-minute QT movie. 25MB.
Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:02AM
“Pigs are Haram!” Undercover Police Confronted on May Day - by BayAreaIntifada and WeCopwatch
This past May Day, autonomous/anarchist people of color held a contingent of about 75 people within the Sin Fronteras’ Immigrant Solidarity march. Although the contingent had a clear non-reformist and unapologetic stance about immigration, they spent the day in solidarity with those struggling against unjust labor and immigration policies.
Posted: Mon Jun 3, 2013 1:19AM
California Trust Act Moves Forward - by Steve Pleich
Trust and Equal Protection Under the Law
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 2:50PM
May Day 2013-Oakland (video/mp4 79.9MB) - by Eric Louie
Video of the May Day march for immigrants in Oakland's Fruitvale.
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:15PM
Fasting for Justice: Immigrant Rights - by R. Robertson
Demonstrators are fasting for eleven days, one day for each of the 11 million undocumented people in the US seeking political equality through immigration reform. The National Day Laborer Organizing Network is a key player in this action, along with Peninsula Interfaith Action and other groups. Top photo: Coming out of the shadows to interview with local media and bear witness for the cause.
Posted: Thu May 9, 2013 4:15PM
March on Cinco de Mayo! (Oakland) - by By Any Means Necessary (BAMN)
March from 98th Ave. and International
Event Date:Sun May 5, 2013 12:00PM
Posted: Sat May 4, 2013 12:53PM
Rallying for Immigration Reform on May Day in Santa Cruz - by Alex Darocy
This year on May Day, the Santa Cruz community rallied at the Town Clock in support of immigration reform.
Posted: Thu May 2, 2013 5:11PM
May Day 2013 San Francisco Marchers Speak Out For Justice - by Labor Video Project
Marchers rallied on May Day 2013 in San Francisco to defend workers and immigrant rights. Some unions had banners.
Posted: Thu May 2, 2013 4:20PM
March for Immigrant Rights: Mountain View - by Reynita Roberts
The U.S. Senate is debating a landmark bill that could legalize many of the 11 million immigrants in the US. This brought higher than usual numbers of demonstrators out for the annual May Day occasion to march for immigrant rights in Mountain View, California.
Posted: Thu May 2, 2013 9:19AM