These results are major wins for immigrants’ rights advocates who have long worked to change policies in these jurisdictions.
Villalobos’ death is another tragic incident in a long list of cases involving border agents who are never held accountable for their actions.
Mike, we have not forgotten you. In your memory we keep up the fight for justice and against racism because Black Lives do Matter.
Several legal advocacy groups accuse a detention center of performing a staggering number of hysterectomies on immigrant women.
Tells the true story of America’s immigration system from the perspective of the immigrants and the enforcers. It shows cruelty and inhumanity.
Jacob Blake’s sister, Letetra Widman, speaking to the media in Kenosha on August 25.
We must protest until we have our inalienable democratic demand to determine who polices our communities and how our communities are policed.
We must begin to take our country back from Wall Street and the corporatists, whether Democratic or Republican.
Border Patrol to attempt to bill itself as a police force capable of handling the duties of a municipal police department, and we should be wary.
Hundreds of protestors gathered in Gardena, California, to demand justice for Andres Guardado – an 18-year-old Latino shot and killed by police.
We are beginning to realize that we can’t depend on our failing political system to fix our problems. We are going to have to do it ourselves.
America has looted black people. America looted the Native Americans when they first came here. Looting is what you do. We learned it from you.
The rage felt across the country has been building up as a result of hundreds of years of systemic racism, economic oppression, and exploitation.
This drastic political move is dangerous because it normalizes militarization for immigration enforcement operations.
ICE’s flagrant disregard for the medical welfare of people in civil detention and broader communities within which people are detained is well-documented.
Detained people begin mass hunger strike to highlight their plight. 80+ people refuse all food amidst coronavirus exposure fears.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras demands nationwide release of all detainees, inmates and prisoners due to coronavirus
Conditions at jails and prisons across the United States were undignified, unhygienic, and dangerous before the arrival of COVID-19.
The fight to end detentions and deportations is not new. Many have taken on the work of demanding an end to this racist and xenophobic practice.
President Trump has given orders to deploy the elite tactical ICE unit BORTAC to Sanctuary cities throughout the country.
The country faces an opportune moment for societal transformation that can dissipate the dark shadows still cast by dictatorship.
Violating the rights of immigrant workers harms everyone. It is essential that we unite to defend ourselves against abuse, exploitation, and impunity.
Grassroots organization coordinated the launch of a campaign to end immigrant detention in the state of Washington.
EDITORIAL: Zero tolerance policy towards migrants and refugees, now it’s been proposed for the Homeless
Trump administration proposes to round up houseless people and put them in concentration camps or to banish them to the desert.
What is at stake is whom government serves. Is it Wall Street and corporations? or is it humanity?
With constant pressure and mass presence in the courtroom, the families and supporters of wrongfully convicted have seen some breakthroughs recently.
Chicagoans usher in a new generation of freedom fighters who understand the time is now to give the people the power to decide how they are policed.
The United States has played and still plays an active role in creating the conditions that force people to leave.
ICE detention centers are present-day concentration camps. Corporations profit from human suffering.
In December I traveled to the San Diego – Tijuana border where I had the honor of participating in “Love Knows No Borders”.
At the Northwest Detention Center, detainees continue organizing and resisting, despite threats and retaliation every time they start a hunger strike.
The lawsuit states the CPD’s discretion regarding the database is unconstitutional for targeting individuals due to their race and their neighborhoods.
The people of Chicago have shown their readiness to democratically transform a police accountability system that will not reform itself.
The triumph of AMLO is the triumph of social movements, which for the last 30 years have been fighting for change in the country from the left.
The Mexican people have taken a first step in the fight for justice and equality. Build new infrastructure and institutions and govern.
First, they criminalize our presence and thus justify our detention and deportation, then the try to intimidate the community and stop our work.
Fascism and the breakup of the old political party systems in the United States and Mexico resulting from pitting workers against high-tech robotics.
Today, fascism is rearing its ugly head once again. This time however, serving the interests of corporations and elected officials.
BENTON HARBOR, MI — Let the truth be told. I, Rev. Edward Pinkney was charged in Berrien County, Michigan with five felony counts of election forgery under Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 937, and six misdemeanor counts of making a false statement in a certificate of recall of a recall petition under MCL 168.957 for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Unity is our only weapon as we battle forward for clean and safe water, and the means to feed and clothe our families. Unity is also our only weapon to fight for our democratic rights —all of which are at peril with SB-4. Texas unemployment is the lowest in decades and one of the lowest […]
Basing ourselves in the long history for justice and on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, we announce our plan to build citywide organizations in Chicago around the following five-point basic agenda. These five points are not meant to fully represent all our areas of concern, but they serve as a unifying beginning […]
I spoke with Carlos Castro from the Chicago neighborhood of Humboldt Park about the upcoming Chicago Poor Peoples Conference. Carlos is a longtime community organizer and activist. I asked him why we needed such a conference. Carlos Castro: With all the abuse from the police department in the city, lack of housing, with the […]
(This is an excerpt from a blog post by Arielle Maldonado, leader and founder of the Healing Corner in the Humboldt Park and West Side neighborhoods of Chicago) As a community, we need to focus our energy on the legislative damage being perpetrated against us stemming from the whims of politicians and their governmental […]
SAN FRANCISCO – On September 18, the House Minority Leader, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, was not allowed to speak at a news conference when protesting DREAMers drowned her out with demands to protect all 11 million undocumented immigrants, not just the 800,000 DREAMers under DACA. The DREAMers were concerned about a deal that was struck […]
An injury to one, is an injury to all America was built by immigrants from all over the world. This includes those forced into slavery and brought against their will. It includes the Native Americans who were first to arrive. Oppression, exploitation, and brutality have been part of this history, and they continue. […]
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 […]