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A select few in Chicago - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has won re-election in a hard-fought runoff against challenger Jesús "Chuy" García. Emanuel defeated García with a margin of around 55 percent to García’s 44 percent. Emanuel raised $23 million for the campaign, more than three times García’s $6 million. García, the son of Mexican immigrants, shocked the nation’s political establishment by forcing Emanuel into the runoff earlier this year.
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2015 1:55PM
Misguided Border Security Bill Threatens Public Lands - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) today jointly introduced the “Arizona Borderlands Protection and Preservation Act” in the U.S. Congress. A press release from Sen. McCain’s office claims that the bill is necessary to grant border security personnel full access to federal lands along the Arizona-Mexico border, including national parks, wildlife refuges, forests and monuments.
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:33PM
CBP Unveils Body-Worn Camera Testing Locations - by American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection today unveiled the locations where it will begin its pilot testing of body-worn cameras. The pilot marks the latest effort by CBP to respond to the concerns of border residents about the alarming trend of excessive use of force incidents by its officers and agents.
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:54PM
The Other Interview: Escape from North Korea - by Amnesty International
This is the harrowing story of Park Ji-hyun who was born in North Korea. In the 1990s the country experienced a wide scale famine that killed up to a million people. After her family was displaced, Ji-hyun was left to care for her dying father.
Posted: Fri Feb 6, 2015 6:22PM
Congress Considers Destructive Border Security Proposals - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Congress has taken up consideration of HR 399, which would dramatically ramp up ongoing militarization in the southern border region in the name of “border security,” including in some of the most sensitive and important wildlife habitat in the nation. The bill would also permanently exempt border security activities from more than a dozen environmental laws within 100 miles of the Mexican border, including the Endangered Species Act, Wilderness Act, and National...
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:35PM
The West in danger of forgetting suffering refugees says charity head - by by Ruth Gledhill
The deaths of two Syrian babies from cold last week was an example of the conditions faced by hundreds of thousands on a daily basis.
Posted: Mon Dec 1, 2014 11:37PM
Obama's Sham Immigration Reform - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:24PM
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
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
Not1More interview on Settingthestandard - by paz
Not1More interview on Settingthestandard NotOneMoreDeportation.com is a project of NDLON meant to foster collaboration between individuals, organizations, artists, and allies to expose, confront, and overcome unjust immigration laws. As the immigration debate continues, #Not1More enters the discussion from the place that touches people in concrete ways and can offer tangible relief. By collectively challenging unfair deportations and inequality through organizing, art, legislation, and acti...
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 3:52AM
What's Causing The Latest Immigration Crisis? A Brief Explainer - by VC
What's Causing The Latest Immigration Crisis? A Brief Explainer by Alan Greenblatt July 09, 201410:54 AM ET
Posted: Wed Jul 9, 2014 1:10PM
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
California Groups Reject DHS’s Attempt to Strong-Arm State on Driver’s Licenses - by ACLU of Northern California
Los Angeles - Drive California, a statewide coalition composed of a broad range of civil and immigrants’ rights groups including California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPIC), Presente, the ACLU of California, Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN), and TODEC-Training Occupational Development Educating Communities Center, strongly object to DHS’s refusal to let California move forward with creating a driver’s license that protects immigrant communities from discrimination.
Posted: Wed May 7, 2014 5:31PM
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
Cinco de Mayo - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). Cinco de Mayo has its roots in the French occupation of Mexico, which took place in the aftermath of the Mexican-American War of 1846-48. The 8,000-strong French army, the Mexicans managed to decisively crush the French army, then considered "the premier army in the world". The Puebla victory came to symbolize unity and pride for w...
Posted: Fri May 2, 2014 10:55AM
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
Obama's War on Immigrants - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:43AM
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
March 5-6 UCSC Hahn Occupation Statement - by Autonomous Students
March 5-6 UCSC Hahn Occupation Statement
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 10:55AM
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