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On August 24th, dozens of community members gathered in Beach Flats Park for a vigil in solidarity with Elvira Arellano and all of the other families in risk of separation because of the US government's inhumane immigration laws and selective enforcement practices. People spoke about the case of Elvira Arellano, who, with her son Saul, has become a national symbol of the destruction of families by federal policy.
Tue Jul 31 2007 (Updated 08/23/07)
Brown Berets Represent at 7th Annual Youth and Power
Tue Jul 31 2007 (Updated 08/23/07)
Immigration Behind Enemy Lines
The Watsonville Brown Berets presented the 7th annual Youth & Power Conference consisting of music, activism and organizing tables, art, dance, culture, speakers, free food and more. This year's conference took place at the Vet’s Hall in Watsonville on August 14th.
Young and old gathered in solidarity to support immigrant rights in Campbell, California, a city bordering San Jose, on July 14. The Raging Grannies have put out a call for people to join them at the corner of Bascom and Hamilton in Campbell on the second Saturday of each month from noon to 2pm for a rally to challenge the presence of Minutemen.
On July 28, the Minutemen border vigilantes held a meeting in Larkspur, California, to organize a new chapter in Marin County. Local immigrant rights activists greeted them with the message that, "racists are unwelcome in our county."
Sat Jul 7 2007 (Updated 07/14/07)
Community action for housing and day laborer center
Sat Jul 7 2007 (Updated 07/14/07)
low-income housing and a new day laborer center
The SF Day Labor Program is working with the Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition and other community allies in organizing a "week of action" to acquire the Kelly-Moore site (Cesar Chavez and Mission) and turn it into low-income housing and a new day laborer center. There will be community rallies from July 9th through the 16th. On July 17th, the Board of Supervisors will hear an appeal for the site.
Students and youth are participating in a week-long fast aimed at urging the California congressional delegation to move forward immigration reform that includes legal residency and a path to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth. On July 5th, students and supporters held a rally at Senator Dianne Feinstein's office and then marched back to Civic Center Plaza to greet approximately two dozen students who came from all over California to join the fast.
On Saturday, June 2nd, immigrant rights activists gathered in front of Dianne Feinstein's home in San Francisco to demand that she help to bury the current immigration bill. Feinstein came out to talk to the protesters. Activists told her that among other things, the bill will separate families, further criminalize immigrant communities, cause more suffering and deaths at the border, institutionalize worker exploitation through a guest-worker program, and provide no realistic chances for the undocumented to legalize.
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