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Immigration – Border

Trump’s first deportee: Guadalupe García de Rayos

From the editors |  Issue: March 2017

  “The only crime my mother committed was to go to work to give a better life for her children,” commented Jacqueline (14 years old) of Guadalupe García de Rayos, 35, one of the first causalities of Trump’s war on immigrants. She was seprated from Jacqueline, su hijo Angel, 16, and her spouse. Guadalupe had […]

Mega marches return

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

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

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 […]

Pope to Sister Norma: ‘I love you!’

Juan Torres |  Issue: October | November 2015

He singles out Texas nun to thank for ministering to immigrants In the spirit of solidarity in respect of human rights for immigrant families, Pope Francis made a virtual visit via satellite to three American cities — Los Angeles, Chicago, and McAllen in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas.

Letter to the Editor on Donald Trump:

Francisco Reyes |  Issue: October | November 2015

Editor’s note: Reader Francisco Reyes responds to a People’s Tribune article entitled, “Attack on Immigrants Aims to Cultivate a Fascist Movement” in its August, 2015 issue. Can I sue Donald Trump for defamation of character?

Is Trump The New Hitler?

Alex Suarez |  Issue: October | November 2015

TAMPA, FL — Trump’s latest call for pogroms against about 12 million people, including “anchor babies” who are half this amount, and deporting all undocumented workers in the U.S., is unconstitutional to say the least. The fact is that the most people ever deported in a year in the U.S. was under Obama. But who […]

“Dead in the Sand”

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 […]

From Ferguson to the Rio Grande Valley

Juan Torres and Manuel Torres |  Issue: April | May 2015

  WESLACO, TX — National guards, State Police, Border Patrol, FBI and local law enforcement special taskforces are patrolling a 100-mile strip of land terrorizing the populace! Is this Ferguson, Missouri? No! It’s the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, the poorest area in the United States where the U.S. government, with the excuse that […]

Migrant Lives Matter

Gloria M. Sandoval |  Issue: September 2014

A new campaign by the Immigrant Youth Coalition, “Migrant Lives Matter” directs attention to the Democratic Party and its Deporter-in-Chief President Obama for its passive actions regarding immigration reform. Under the Democrats watch, immigrants have been massively incarcerated, deported, and too many have died as a result of this inaction. Voicing that our communities have […]

Support for Immigrant Women and Children Dwarfs Opposition in So. Cal.

Chuck Parker with assistance from Fernando Romero, Luis Nolasco, Jennaya Dunlap, and Mario Lazcano. |  Issue: September 2014

COACHELLA, CA–Local communities have shown an outpouring of support and welcome for the refugee families, in contrast to the hostility shown by anti-immigrant groups in Murrieta. One example of this is the generous outpouring of financial support from the community of Coachella which donated nearly $5000 to members of the Comité Latino outside the Our […]

Murrieta Shocks the Conscience of the American People

Democracy Now |  Issue: September 2014

  What follows is taken from Enrique Morones, director of the Border Angels in San Diego on July 11 on news show, “Democracy Now.” What I observed was the freedom of speech in action, which everybody supports. The protesters were on the sidewalk, yelling their chants and so forth. Then I saw the three buses […]

Refugee Children

Laura García |  Issue: September 2014

  Another excuse to further militarize the border CHICAGO–On July 18 a dozen Tea Party members held a protest in front of the Mexican Consulate against the U.S. giving refuge to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico. This rally was one of many the Tea Party and […]

Why are the Refugee Children Coming?

Robin Yeamans |  Issue: September 2014

  They’re Being Forced out of their Home Countries by U.S. Policies What is the cause of changes in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that result in children from those countries coming to the US without even an adult to accompany them? These countries are naturally rich and beautiful, lands with close-knit families. The three […]

Immigrants! Welcome to the United States!

by the Editors |  Issue: September 2014

You are being targeted by the oligarchy, not the American people themselves If no one else is doing so, let us welcome you to the United States. And let us try to explain the uproar that has erupted — and what a better world could be. Like yourselves, the American people are being hammered down […]

They are all our children

by the Editors |  Issue: September 2014

  A humanitarian crisis involving Central American children seeking to enter the U.S. has been in the making for a long time. It only recently exploded onto the news, due largely to intentional coverage by media pundits and certain elected officials. Their purpose is partly to confuse and divide the public as to the causes […]

LUNA Emerges in Defense of Latino Rights

Michelle Córdova H. |  Issue: March | April 2014

Since the 2007 presidential election, the Latino community has heard promises of comprehensive immigration reform. Obama has positioned himself at the center of the pro-Latino discourse with his praise of Latino contributions to this country. Despite boasting about economic contributions and recognition of Latino power, immigration reform has not been delivered and the government is […]

Murrieta Rally

Fernando Romero |  Issue: March | April 2014

Against the Rise of ICE Raids On Wednesday, Jan. 29, we conducted a press conference outside the Border Patrol office in Murrieta, CA. in response to a rise in raids across the region. Hotline and community reports from the Coachella Valley, Riverside and the Low Desert have cited roaming Border Patrol vehicles cruising day labor […]

Now What?

Editors |  Issue: March | April 2014

  With no hope for immigration reform, class unity is key No hope for immigration reform. Now what? With the end of 2013, the hopes and aspirations of the 12 million undocumented immigrants for immigration reform, of any kind, even a bad one, have died. The majority of Americans polled agree that immigration reform leading […]

Demilitarizing our communities – Reflecting on 20 years of NAFTA

Pedro Ríos |  Issue: January | February 2014

For two decades a human rights crisis has unfolded along the U.S.-Mexico border without outright indignation from the general public, much less from public officials responsible for public policy.  Thousands perish in their attempts to cross into the United States, many of whom remain unknown because their remains are unrecognizable.  Human rights advocates began tracking […]