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News from Across the Country
3/20: After Pastor Max’s deportation, DHS must offer humanitarian parole
By Sidney Traynham-Church World Service
Pastor Max’s case presented a clear test for the effectiveness of prosecutorial discretion. The positive equities of an individual’s case must always be weighed against any past mistakes. Our faith teaches us that we are called to forgive and our communities are to be places of redemption and wholeness....
4/10 Washington DC: Symposium on Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Detention
By Jayesh Rathod-American University Washington College of Law
American University is hosting a symposium on Friday, April 10 on the Intersection of Immigration Law, Criminal Law, and Detention, organized by the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section....
3/19: New ICE Policy Caves to Radical Anti-Immigrant Lawmakers, Needlessly Restricts Release from Detention
By Detention Watch Network
Detention Watch Network Calls on President Obama to Stop ICE’s Escalation of War on Immigrants....
3/13: Court won't fast-track review of Obama's immigration action
By Ariane de Vogue-CNN Supreme Court Reporter
A federal appeals court has rejected the Justice Department's attempt to speed up review of a judge's recent decision to hit pause on President Obama's executive actions on immigration and put one of his top second-term priorities in temporary limbo....
3/12: DWN Slams Inhofe Amendment to Senate Trafficking Bill As Massive and Unconstitutional Escalation of US Detention Program
By The Detention Watch Network
Detention Watch Network Says Proposed Inhofe Amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act Would Threaten All US Non-Citizens with Indefinite & Random Detention....
3/12: ICE Raids Remove Thousands of Immigrants from Homes and Families
By The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
However, the agency also reported that only about half of immigrants apprehended had felony convictions on their records, meaning that the other half of those targeted had only misdemeanor convictions. Nearly all had already served their sentences, and were living and working in the community....
3/9: 2,059 convicted criminals arrested in ICE nationwide operation
2 targets added to ICE’s most wanted fugitives list....
3/4: BLACK IMMIGRANT AND AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS MOURN THE LOSS OF “BROTHER AFRICA”
By Opal Tometi-Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
CONDEMN THE BRUTAL KILLING OF CAMEROONIAN IMMIGRANT AT THE HANDS OF LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT....
Spring 2015 Monthly
Immigrant News Summary
Spring 2015 U.S.
Immigrant Alert! Newsletter
Immigration Law in Limbo, But Mass Detention and Deportation Continues….
Court won't fast-track review of Obama's immigration action
Ariane de Vogue-CNN Supreme Court Reporter
March 13, 2015
A federal appeals court has rejected the Justice Department's attempt to speed up review of a judge's recent decision to hit pause on President Obama's executive actions on immigration and put one of his top second-term priorities in temporary limbo.
ICE Raids Remove Thousands of Immigrants from Homes and Families
The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
In an official news release this week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) revealed that it had raided homes and workplaces over a five day period and rounded up 2,059 immigrants who had already served their time for previous criminal convictions.
ICE conducted "Operation Cross Check" between March 1 and 5, the sixth large-scale operation since 2011 to identify and deport immigrants with criminal records living in their communities. The agency called the individuals rounded up in this operation "the worst of the worst," emphasizing the several dozen immigrants targeted who had the most serious criminal histories.
However, the agency also reported that only about half of immigrants apprehended had felony convictions on their records, meaning that the other half of those targeted had only misdemeanor convictions. Nearly all had already served their sentences, and were living and working in the community. Pastor Max Villatoro was picked up because of an immigration identification charge from 1999, and would leave behind four U.S. citizen children and the entire congregation of Iglesia Menonita Torre Fuerte (First Mennonite Church) in Iowa City where he serves as pastor.
Immigrant News Summary
By National Immigrant Solidarity Network
May Day 2014
Mobilization For Immigrant Workers Rights!
(Photo: Los Angeles May Day 2013)
May Day 2013 Reports
from Across the Country (PDF
National Immigrant Solidarity
We are calling
A national day of multi-ethnic unity with youth,
labor, peace and justice communities in solidarity
with immigrant workers and building new immigrant
rights & civil rights movement! Wear White
T-Shirt; organize local actions to support immigrant
1. No to anti-immigrant
legislation, police surveillance and the criminalization
of the immigrant communities.
2. No to militarization of the border.
3. No to the private prison, immigrant detention
4. No to the guest worker program.
5. No to the TPP, NDAA, Gitmo political prisoner's
6. Yes to a path to legalization without condition
for undocumented immigrants NOW.
7. Yes to speedy family reunification.
8. Yes to civil rights and humane immigration
9. Yes to labor rights and living wages for
10. Yes to the education and LGBTQ immigrant
everyone to actively linking our issues with
different struggles: wars in Africa, the Americas,
Asia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine & Korea
with sweatshops exploitation in Asia as well
as in Los Angeles, New York; international arm
sales and WTO, FTAA, NAFTA & CAFTA with
AIDS, hunger, child labors and child solider;
as well as multinational corporations and economic
exploitation with racism and poverty at home—in
order we can win the struggle together at this
May Day 2014!
Please send your May Day 2014 annoucement and reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
May Day Actions:
May Day 2013
May Day 2010 Reports from Across the Country
Day 2010 Reports Home Page
Los Angeles, May Day 2010
25th 2006 Los Angeles Mobilization
Past and Recent National Immigrant Solidarity Network Campaigns
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
4th National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference
& Immigrant Rights Film Festival
April 10-12, 2009 Chicago, IL
Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights!
Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!
Successful Ending! Together We Build A New Immigrant Workers Rights and Justice Movements of 2009!
Conference Report, Campaign Proposals
National Immigrant Solidarity Network (NISN) is a grassroots, broad-based, multiethnic coalition of community, immigrant, labor, human rights and student activist groups, founded in 2002 in response to the urgent needs for the national coalition to fight immigrant bashing, support immigrant rights, no to the sweatshops exploitation and end to the racism on the community! We also actively linking our issues with different struggles: wars in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine & Korea with sweatshops exploitation in Asia as well as in Los Angeles, New York; international arm sales and WTO, FTAA, NAFTA & CAFTA with AIDS, hunger, child labors and child solider; as well as multinational corporations and economic exploitation with racism and poverty at home—in order we can win the struggle together.
Between April 10-12, 2009 on Chicago, IL; over 110 organizers, activists and community members from African American, Native American, African immigrant, European Immigrant, Asian American, Latino/Latina, Arab-Muslim-North African, progressive labor, interfaith, LGBT, student, anti-war/peace and global justice groups from across the country. To meet face-to-face at to discuss how to build a new national, broad-based, immigrant rights/civil rights movement, and to set our 2009-2010 national grassroots immigrant campaign strategy.
We agrees together we’ll focus on building all multi-ethnic, multi-constituent, broad-based grassroots immigrant rights movements run by de-centralized volunteer-based community-rooted immigrant rights activists from youth, workers and community members who can play more active role on campaign formulation and decision making for local coalition building to organize popular education campaigns, such as: campaign to against immigrant dentition, deportation & raids; immigrant labor rights movement; campaign against local anti-immigrant ordinance; comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) and linking the immigrant rights movement with other struggles, such as: anti-war and anti-globalization movements.
We welcomes our new steering committee member Alex Franco from Movement for Unconditional Amnesty, Philadelphia, PA.
We'll also discuss the lessons from the 2008 election and what we should expect from the new President and the Congress affecting immigrant legislation for the next two years.
We acknowledges that different people from different organizations, backgrounds have different believes on how to achieve the justice and better future for the tens of millions of immigrants across the country, and how immigrant rights movements can link to the broader peace and justice movements.
We had agreements, we have difference and even heated debates; after three days conference, at Sunday April 12th based on the feedbacks and proposals submitted to the conference, we had draft our new points of unity and strategic immigrant campaign proposals.
For those didn’t able to come, we welcome your feedback and any suggestions of additions/modifications to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org no later then Friday April 24, 2009.
For more information, please visit:
Jan 29, 2007 Washigton
D.C. Congressional Lobby
and National Call-In Day for Immigrant Rights
by: National Immigrant Solidarity Network
On Monday, January 29, a group
of us, representatives from San Francisco La Raza Legal
Centro, National Organization of Women, veterans and I met
with Speaker Nancy Pelosi's staff on immigration and present
our open letter and exchanges ideas on the immigration issues.
In addition, thank you for everyone who had visited and
call your representatives at the Call-In day, at dozen states.
the Congressional Lobby Day Report
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Day 2006 - We Have Made History!
Ten Millions Across
the Country Take to the Streets to Demand Immigrant Rights!
Today was one of the
most important days in U.S. history: ten millions of immigrants,
activists and allies in over 200 cities from across the
country chose to skip work, school, and the normal daily
routine to participate in "A Day Without Immigrants."
We held a national boycott, general strikes, rallies and
symbolic actions in order to demand basic rights for all
immigrants, and to build a new multi-ethnic united civil
rights movement for the 21st century!
from Spirng 2006 Immigrant Mobilizations