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text Winter 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! - by Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network
Is Obama's Immigration Plan Too Modest? Proposals Cover Less Than Half of Nation's Undocumented
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:14PM
text These Damn Illegals: immigration “victories” and historical amnesia - by Cesar A. Cruz
This is a brief look back at attacks to the Mexican community, to immigrants, and a deeper understanding to who is "illegal."
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:33PM
image Motion made in federal court to dismiss charges against Rasmea Odeh 120_rasmea_odeh.jpg original image ( 555x893) - by Rasmea Defense Committee
Attorneys representing Chicago’s long-time Palestinian community leader, Rasmea Odeh, have filed a motion and brief in Detroit’s U.S. District Court to dismiss the indictment against her. They are doing so on the grounds that the charges are the product of an illegal investigation targeting both Palestine solidarity efforts and organizing in the Palestinian community.
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:25PM
text Murrieta protestors willfully ignorant of U.S. role in creating brutal governments - by Gil Villagran, MSW
Who are the people on Border Patrol buses at Murrieta, CA. and why are they invading our nation? The protestors seem oblivious to America’s origin by illegal immigrants to the so-called new world, later to Mexico (now called the Southwest). Patriots would do well to spend their 4th of July, researching our own history. An Internet search of “U.S. sponsored death squads” documents our sordid history of fomenting military takeovers of democratically elected governments in almost every n...
Posted: Mon Jul 7, 2014 8:45PM
document ACLU Claim Reveals Tucson Police Continue Rights Violations Under SB 1070 Law sepulveda_notice_of_claim_tucson_police_department.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by ACLU
TUCSON – The American Civil Liberties Union has initiated a second legal claim (see PDF) against the Tucson Police Department (TPD) after finding that the implementation of the “show me your papers” provision of SB 1070 continues to result in the violation of people’s constitutional rights. The provision of the controversial anti-immigrant law went into effect in Arizona in September 2012. The claim filed today stems from a traffic stop this past January in which police conducted an ...
Posted: Mon Jul 7, 2014 4:24PM
image A Farm Worker Union Emerging in Whatcom and Skagit Counties 120_campesinopoderfu.jpg original image ( 960x720) - by repost from karani
“There is no organization out there or anybody that can offer us protection, so we have to do it ourselves.” –Felimon Pineda, VP, Familias Unidas por la Justicia
Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:49AM
document Abuse, Inhumane Conditions, Found at Prisons for Immigrants Run by Private Companies warehoused_and_forgotten_aclu.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by ACLU
NEW YORK – On June 10, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Texas released the report Warehoused and Forgotten: Immigrants Trapped in Our Shadow Private Prison Industry (see PDF), a devastating look into the secretive "Criminal Alien Requirement" or "CAR" prisons for immigrants. In a four-year investigation of five CAR prisons in Texas, our researchers found pervasive and disturbing patterns of neglect and abuse of the prisoners–all non-citizens, most of whom have been convi...
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:49PM
image May Day marches around the United States 120_wash-dc-may-day-2014.jpg original image ( 300x200) - by Liberation News staff
In recent years International Worker's Day, which originated in the United States, has been revived as a day of militant working class protest in this country. Following are reports from the streets from Liberation News reporters. (Photo: Washington, D.C. May 1, photo by Immigrants and Refugee)
Posted: Thu May 8, 2014 4:24PM
text Alabama to Pay $580,000 in Legal Bills Because of Unconstitutional Anti-Immigrant Laws - by ACLU
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama has agreed to pay $230,000 in legal bills incurred by civil rights groups that sued the state over a provision of its anti-immigrant law that threatened to push people out of their homes. The agreement announced yesterday means that the state has now agreed to pay $580,000 to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and costs in two successful challenges to Alabama’s anti-immigrant law known as HB 56.
Posted: Tue May 6, 2014 7:45PM
image In The Spirit of the Anti-imperialist Victory of Cinco de Mayo: For Anti-racist Working Cl 120_cinco-de-mayo-facts-mexico-2012_52618_600x450-1.jpg original image ( 600x450) - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Reenactment of the Battle of Puebla during Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Mexico City. Photo by Eduardo Verdugo]
Posted: Mon May 5, 2014 12:53PM
text May Day 2014: National Mobilization For Immigrant Workers Rights! - by Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network
We are calling A national day of multi-ethnic unity with youth, labor, peace and justice communities in solidarity with immigrant workers and building new immigrant rights & civil rights movement! Wear White T-Shirt; organize local actions to support immigrant worker rights!
Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:42AM
document Detained Asylum Seekers Sue Obama Administration to End Long Waits for Initial Interviews complaint_alfaro_garcia.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco – The ACLU Foundation of Southern California, the ACLU of Northern California, and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), along with the international law firm Reed Smith LLP, today filed a class action lawsuit (see PDF) in the Northern District of California on behalf of thousands of immigrants fleeing persecution who have faced months of detention while they await reasonable fear determinations (see PDF), the first step in seeking protection in the United States when ...
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:07PM
image Photographers' Rights At Issue As Arizona Community Rises Up Against Border Patrol Agents 120_border-arivaca.jpg original image ( 500x280) - by Jay Stanley, ACLU
The ACLU of Arizona on April 16 sent a letter (see PDF) to the U.S. Border Patrol demanding that the agency immediately stop interfering with the First Amendment rights of the residents of Arivaca, Arizona, to protest and to photograph government activities that are in plain view on a public street. The dispute is part of a larger developing story in Arivaca that is actually a pretty incredible tale of citizens rising up against governmental abuse and repression in their own community.
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:53PM
text Obama's War on Immigrants - by Stephen Lendman
police state
Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:43AM
text Federal Court Rules Immigrant Detainees Must Be Given Bond Hearings - by ACLU
SEATTLE – A federal court ruled late yesterday that a class of immigrants detained at the Tacoma-based Northwest Detention Center must be given bond hearings. The court’s decision comes at the same time that hundreds of immigrant detainees are participating in a hunger strike at the facility. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Jones also denied defendants' motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought on behalf of immigrant detainees by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and the American Civil...
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:50PM
document ACLU Comment on Release of Sexual Abuse Regulations for Immigration Detention Facilities prison_rape_elimination_act_prea_standards_2014.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by ACLU
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on March 7 announced that it has finalized its Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards for immigration detention facilities (see PDF). Today’s standards are needed because though PREA became law over a decade ago, the Department of Justice issued a rule in 2012 that excluded immigration detention facilities from coverage under PREA.
Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:27AM
image Detained immigrants on hunger strike in Tacoma, Wa 120_list-of-demands-of-tacoma.jpg original image ( 300x225) - by PSL Seattle
As many as 1,200 detained immigrants are currently on hunger strike in Tacoma, Washington, according to activist Moru Mara. The undocumented workers being held in the Northwest Detention Center have passed a handwritten list of demands to a lawyer.
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:07PM
audio Puente Movement Arizona Update on Hunger strike on Late night Hype Kpfa (audio/x-wav 94.5MB) - by paz
Puente Movement Arizona Update on Hunger strike on Late night Hype Kpfa
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 5:45AM
text U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand Rulings Prohibiting Anti-Immigrant Housing Ordinances - by ACLU
NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 3 declined to hear two prominent cases involving anti-immigrant local ordinances in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and Farmers Branch, Texas that would have denied housing to immigrants that the cities considered "illegal aliens." The decision will let stand lower court rulings in the 3rd and 5th Circuits, respectively, that found the ordinances unconstitutional and permanently prohibited the ordinances from taking effect.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 12:22PM
audio Rodstar from Rebel Diaz Hip hop Group from NY, on Setting the Standard (audio/x-wav 85.7MB) - by paz
Rodstar from Rebel Diaz Hip hop Group from NY, on Setting the Standard. He will be in the Bay area with his brother performing on Thursday Jan 22nd in SF
Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:30PM

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