We see your hard work, and will never truly understand the things you have been through. But we see it, and we love you.
Grannies Respond is a grassroots organization which seeks to end the inhumane treatment of refugees entering the United States, seeking asylum.
We are a country of immigrants. We are human beings who need to unite to defend our right to live. We must prepare for future fights.
First, they criminalize our presence and thus justify our detention and deportation, then the try to intimidate the community and stop our work.
A striking Oklahoma teacher called the mushrooming struggle around public education “a turning point.” She is right. And it’s a turning point about more than education. This year we have seen sweeping, rolling statewide strikes by teachers that began in West Virginia and spread to Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arizona, with stirrings in […]
We have all seen the social face of fascism breaking into churches and schools and roaming through streets and rural roads in America. Fascism. To the immigrant population, fascism has the face of the ICE and border patrol agents. The ruling class is using its billionaire propaganda machine to foment a fascist culture that blames […]
We are in a worldwide revolution that dwarfs the American Revolution of 1776. Despite the din and chatter of sex scandals, probes of foreign meddling in our elections, saber-rattling over North Korea, trade wars with China, destabilization of the Middle East and support of murderous regimes around the world, the relentless attack on our […]
Where communities opposed slave-catchers in 1850, they rally against ICE raids today Marcial de Leon Aguilar was milking cows in a Central New York barn early April 19, when he was surrounded by armed ICE agents in street clothes, thrown up against the wall, loudly interrogated, and arrested — as two of his children […]
Attorney General Sessions ‘not shedding tears’ that 160 kids are left without a parent in Tennessee raids
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]