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New York Teamsters local joins sanctuary movement

Richard Monje |  Issue: April | May 2018

  In every corner of the United States, there are horror stories emerging as Immigration Control and Enforcement (ICE) is captured ripping mothers and fathers from their children. They are terrorizing communities and workplaces as raids are planned and implemented without consideration for families or minors that are left at times unattended. Cities, counties and […]

Immigrant leader fights for her 1st amendment right

from the Editors |  Issue: April | May 2018

  SEATTLE, WA – Maru Mora-Villalpando, who was sent a notice to appear for a deportation hearing in December 2017 due to her “anti-ICE” organizing against immigration detention and deportations, faced her first deportation hearing on March 15 at the Seattle Immigration Court. (At this court date, Maru was given May 22nd as the date […]

Undocumented immigrant rights leader targeted for deportation

From the editors |  Issue: February | March 2018

Editor’s note: the following are excerpts from a press release and interview about the targeting for deportation of an undocumented immigrant rights leader, Marú Mora Villalpando. She is an activist, organizer, immigrant, and mother in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. She has lived in the United States for more than 25 years. Maru […]

We stand by our leaders!

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 […]

Texans march against the border wall and SB-4

Jose Torres and Manuel Torres |  Issue: November | December 2017

  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 […]

Rerza Nekumanesh interview about the Mesa Verde Detention Center

Interview by Eduardo Castro |  Issue: November | December 2017

Reza Nekumanesh, Executive Director of Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno is interviewed by Eduardo Castro for the Tribuno del Pueblo. The center is a non-profit organization that promotes a variety of religious and cultural programs and services. EC: What is your opinion of ICE’s detention center? RN: ICE’s agenda is to keep immigrants from doing […]

At Texas capitol, 15 young women turn their Quinceañera into protest of SB 4

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue: September | October 2017

  AUSTIN, TX – On July 19, a group of 15 teenage girls, dressed in brightly colored gowns, stood in front of the Texas State Capitol to participate in one of Latin American culture’s most cherished traditions: the quinceañera.     But this quinceañera was more than simply a coming-of-age celebration. Instead, it was a […]

Come organize with the Corpus Christi Immigration Coalition

Raúl Alonzo and Claudia Rueda |  Issue: September | October 2017

  Since we began organizing about seven months ago, as the Corpus Christi Immigration Coalition, our group has gone through several changes. Our commitment, however, remains focused on being advocates and activists who organize around immigrant-related policies on a local and state level; do outreach to the local immigrant community to raise awareness of the […]

Opposition to SB-4 is growing

José Torres and Manuel Torres |  Issue: September | October 2017

What Texas governor Greg Abbott is trying to do is bring the people of Texas to its knees. In the first Legislative session, he was able to pass Senate Bill 4, the “anti-sanctuary cities bill,” which becomes law on September 1. Meanwhile, he is up for re-election and is courting the “Hispanic” vote here in […]

Why the hunger strikes in detention centers?

Marú Mora Villalpando |  Issue: September | October 2017

In the past months, immigrants detained in three different places on the West Coast have gone on hunger strike to protest their terrible conditions. One would think that under this new fascist regime, vulnerable people who have been used as scapegoats would not protest, especially while being processed for deportation. Nevertheless, hundreds of people in […]

Immigrants: scapegoat for economic ills

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue: September | October 2017

Ten people are dead after dozens, including children, were locked by smugglers inside a sweltering tractor-trailer. The truck was found at a San Antonio, TX Walmart. This horrific event testifies to how desperate people are to find work to feed their families and the imminent danger they face in doing so. The smugglers have been […]

A new farm worker union is born

David Bacon |  Issue: September | October 2017

  (These are excerpts of a larger article on this historic victory, that you can find in full in our website, tribunodelpueblo.org). Bob’s Burgers and Brew, a hamburger joint at the Cook Road freeway exit on Interstate 5, about two hours north of Seattle, doesn’t look like a place where Pacific Northwest farm workers can […]

‘Aliens’ – a divide-and-conquer target throughout U.S. history

Dave Ransom |  Issue: September | October 2017

Many people new to the United States are confused when they are attacked. After all, isn’t this “a nation of immigrants”? That’s true. What’s also true is that politicians and capitalists have attacked immigrants as a way to divide and conquer the working class for at least two centuries. After dividing workers into black and […]

When will a humane decision be made?

Gloria M. Sandoval |  Issue: September | October 2017

Immigrants are not footballs!     On July 20, two U.S. senators, a Republican and a Democrat, introduced the DREAM Act of 2017 which would create a pathway to citizenship for thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as young children. There have been many bipartisan attempts at passing the DREAM Act. Not to […]

A cause, a banner, and a press

from the Editors |  Issue: September | October 2017

In the pages of this issue, the reader will find articles that speak directly to the vision of what America can be: a land of opportunity, freedom, and equality for all. Beginning with “We the human family,” we have all been immigrants since our forefathers first set foot here from Africa. The unity ceremonies of […]

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

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

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 […]

Texans stand up against ICE attacks

Manuel Torres |  Issue: May | June 2017

  FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Authorities in Fort Worth say federal immigration agents arrested 26 parolees living in the country illegally, as they performed community service. Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn tells KXAS-TV his office participated in Sunday morning’s operation at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Waybourn says those arrested were […]

Corporations love to milk the deportation machine cash cow!

Gloria M. Sandoval |  Issue: May | June 2017

President Obama’s deportation machine involved lies about who was getting deported. Instead of deporting felons or serious criminals, anyone with even a minor crime was being deported. The number of Border Patrol and ICE agents was increased to deport even more people. President Trump is building on this increase. The Department of Homeland Security has […]

Hundreds jeer ICE director in Sacramento

Cathleen Williams |  Issue: May | June 2017

‘Racism is a cover, but it’s all about cheap labor,’ says LACLA leader More than 700 people turned out in Sacramento on March 28 to protest the appearance of Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Homan had been invited to speak at a “town hall” by the right wing Sacramento […]