Interviews with Carlos Marentes from the Border Agicultural Workers Project and Gabriela Zavala from an asylum seeker network.
Excerpts from fighters in Texas who spoke with the People’s Tribune and its sister publication, the Tribuno del Pueblo.
Members of the Tribuno del Pueblo traveled to Austin, Texas to interview local organizations about their work regarding immigrant rights.
They flock their way, to get to the promised land. They come seeking economic opportunities only to face disdain, hatred and, in many cases, death.
We are not only in violation of our own laws, U.S. laws and treaties that say you can’t send them back to danger. We’re behaving criminally.
Unbearable: Last week I felt like our government reached a point of no return in abusing refugee families.
People have the right to migrate and to seek asylum. We must end the militarization of the border and stop the detention and deportation of immigrants.
We must not allow for a spokesman for the rich and a fascist to dictate to us what is good for this country.
As we go to press Laura Monterrosa was released from detention March 16. Her release is the result of a months long campaign that drew support from around the country. AUSTIN —I was at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center on Saturday to support Laura Monterrosa. She is a 23-year-old asylum-seeker from El Salvador, […]
“In March, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Texas’ Senate Bill 4, the unjust “Sanctuary Cities Law.” The law forces elected officials, from the governor to justices of the peace, to turn immigrants over to immigration agents. Public officials (many of whom have refused to comply with the law and provide sanctuary to […]
The Democrats all over Texas came out not in waves or bandwagons, just like any other primary election in Texas. Ever since Reconstruction minorities all over the south, Texas included, have been left out of the voting process either by fear or the poll tax. Nowadays, it’s no ID. No vote! That’s why Texas […]
A veteran comrade, Juan Torres, passed away in January 2018. He was born and raised in the Rio Grande “Valley of Tears.” Juan labored in the fields during his youth as an adult In the Valley and in the summers migrated north. After graduating from high school, Juan joined the Marines and achieved the […]
On August 12, over 700 hundred people gathered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. They marched along the Rio Grande River Texas/Mexico border. The purpose of the gathering was to protest the continued efforts of the Trump administration to build a wall that will divide two countries and their people. It […]