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Attorney General Sessions ‘not shedding tears’ that 160 kids are left without a parent in Tennessee raids

Manifestantes contra incursiones de ICE
Gloria Meneses-Sandoval  |  Issue: June | July 2018

  On April 5, 2018 in a joint raid involving ICE, Homeland Security, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division and Tennessee Highway Patrol, 97 workers were arrested at the Southeastern Provision slaughterhouse in Bean Station, TN. In a blatant and immoral separation of families, these raids left 160 kids without a parent. What’s to become of […]

We stand by our leaders!

Maru Mora Villalpando
From the editors  |  Issue: February | March 2018

  The repressive apparatus of the State, which includes ICE, is quietly singling out and attacking our leaders wherever they emerge. Leaders of the immigrant community and their support networks are currently in the bull’s-eye. This is happening despite the fact that a majority of U.S. citizens favor amnesty and a path to citizenship. It […]

Trump’s immigration strategy: betting on people’s misinformation

US Immigration enforcement little girl and family
Dave Ransom  |  Issue: September | October 2017

Most don’t know that you can’t migrate to the U.S. legally from Mexico     When the Trump administration launched the most recent U.S. attack on “illegal immigrants,” particularly Mexicans, it bet on the ignorance of many Americans to make its charges believable and frightening. After all, somebody doing something illegal is a criminal, right? […]

In Texas, there is no democracy

SB-4 protest
José Torres & Manuel Torres  |  Issue: July 2017

  On May 7, the Texas legislature and Governor Greg Abbott signed into law SB-4, which criminalizes members of law enforcement who do not comply with requests to hold detained immigrants for federal pick-up. It bans so-called sanctuary cities and it empowers individual officers to ask about the immigration status of people they detain. SB-4 […]

California on its way to becoming a sanctuary state

no human being is illegal
Gloria M. Sandoval  |  Issue: May | June 2017

  Californians against the makers of the deportation machine The majority of Californians support the undocumented population and are working double-time to ensure that cities, schools, universities, churches, etc. pass sanctuary resolutions or safe-haven and pledges of non-cooperation with ICE. Know Your Rights campaigns are being held in many places to review the legal options […]

Mega marches return

Marching for a new world
Gloria M. Sandoval  |  Issue: March 2017

  From his annoying tweeting to executive orders, President Trump is adjusting to just how much power he can have over the country in converting it toward a fascist state. His first order of business on January 20th, inauguration day, was to sign an executive order dealing with the Affordable Care Act, the so-called Obamacare, […]

Nothing new, just hypocrisy has been thrown out the window

2016 Elections protest
Marú Mora Villalpando  |  Issue: December | January 2017

  Editors’ note: Marú Mora Villalpando is a pro-immigrant right activist in Washington State. After years of activity in defense of the rights of the undocumented immigrant, she herself came out and announced her status. In 2013 she joined the local #Not1More deportation campaign to plan a civil disobedience action. On Feb 24, 2014, she […]

Friendship Park’s #LetThemHug Campaign in San Diego-Tijuana

Parque de la Amistad
Pedro Rios  |  Issue: September | October 2016

  On most Saturdays and Sundays, people hike the 1.5 miles to arrive at Friendship Park, the southwestern most corner of the U.S. border with Mexico. From all over the United States and from throughout Mexico, Friendship Park is where families gather to see each other, albeit with the border fence between them. Visits on […]

Rebellion in the Berry Fields

Mexican indigenous farm workers
David Bacon  |  Issue: July | August 2016

  On the edge of a San Joaquin Valley blueberry field, hundreds of workers lined up in the pre-dawn darkness on Saturday, May 21, ready to vote in a union election. Most wore red tee-shirts emblazoned with the black eagle of the United Farm Workers. As the sun came up, their lines moved slowly toward […]

Ten years after the mega-marches

march for immigration reform
Ricardo Juarez Nava, Mexicanos Sin Fronteras  |  Issue: May | June 2016

  It is ten years since the mega-marches caused by the anti-immigrant “Sensenbrenner Bill” passed the U.S. House of Representatives in December, 2005. But today the situation of immigrants is significantly worse, especially of undocumented immigrants. The massive mobilization by millions of undocumented on May 1, 2006, defeated the Sensenbrenner Bill in the Senate and […]

Poisoning the water

nino tomando agua
Salvador Sandoval, MD  |  Issue: March 2016

  ‘One of the most damning things you can do to a population’ “If you were to put something in a population to keep them down for generations to come, it would be lead. “It’s a well-known, potent neurotoxin. There’s tons of evidence on what lead does to a child, and it is one of […]

Government Must House Our People

Elderly woman searches for food
From the editors  |  Issue: February | March 2016

  In an economy based on private property, government serves the owners of the means of production, who in our society are primarily the large banks and corporations. When those corporations begin to rely on automated production instead of human labor, they no longer pay the wages necessary for people to buy the bare necessities […]

“Dead in the Sand”

Central American migrants
Jim West  |  Issue: October | November 2015

  By the time the Border Patrol arrived, he was gone She stepped out of the Border Patrol truck sobbing. From San Luis Potosi in north central Mexico, the attractive 39-year-old woman had successfully slipped across the Rio Grande and had been trying to walk around a permanent Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 281 near […]

LA’s Working Poor Struggle for a Dignified Life

LA's Working Poor Struggle for a Dignified Life
Gregory Lewis  |  Issue: August | September 2015

  Los Angeles, CA—On July 21, 2015 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to increase the minimum wage to $15. L.A. is the largest city in the United States to have a law to raise the minimum wage to $15.00. The raise will start at $10.25 in July 2016 with annual increases to […]

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink…

Thousands protest water shutoffs
Salvador Sandoval M.D.  |  Issue: June | July 2015

  Water, once thought to be an unlimited and natural resource, now has a price tag on it. Water’s availability, and the publicly funded infrastructure to deliver it, at one time allowed for the massive development of industrial centers such as Detroit auto and Baltimore steel, and a healthy working population to operate the industry. […]