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Spring 2016
U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter

In this issue:

1) Remember March 25 2006 LA No HR4437 March

2) A Shocking Glimpse Inside Privatized Detention Facilities

3) Educators, Legal Aid Providers and Members of Congress Urge Federal Government to End Immigration Raids Targeting Unaccompanied Children

4) DHS and State Dep. Prepare Mass Deportation of Hundreds of Muslims

5) Meeting to Discuss High-Tech H1-B Immigrant Workers Rights

6) 8 Biggest H-1B Employers

7) ICE Has “Accidentally” Deported Thousands of American Citizens

8) Border patrol union endorses Trump

9)
Private Prisons are Cashing in on Refugee Desperation

10) New Report Shows Poor Medical Care Led to Deaths at U.S. Detention Centers

11) Austin Immigrant rights activists confront mayor over deportations

12) 2016 2016 NISN Planning
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13) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!

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National Immigrant Solidarity Network
No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Los Angeles: (213)403-0131
Washington DC: (202)595-8990

The National Immigrant Solidarity Network (NISN) is a coalition of immigrant rights, labor, human rights, religious, and student activist organizations from across the country. We work with leading immigrant rights, students and labor groups. In solidarity with their campaigns, and organize community immigrant rights education campaigns.

From legislative letter-writing campaigns to speaker bureaus and educational materials, we organize critical immigrant-worker campaigns that are moving toward justice for all immigrants!

STOP THE DEPORTATIONS |  SPECIAL REGISTRATION: Not Over Yet  |  OPPOSE THE CLEAR ACT: Write to Congress  |  SEVIS Stop the Surveillance of Innocent Students 

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Please support the Important Work of National Immigrant Solidarity Network!

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NISN/AFGJ

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National Immigrant Solidarity Network
P.O. Box 751
South Pasadena, CA 91031-0751

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Latest Immigrant News from Across the Country

4/21-23 Report Back: Baltimore Detention Watch Network (DWN) 11th National Member Conference

By Lee Siu Hin - National Immigrant Solidarity Network

About 100 immigrant rights organizers from across the country had attended the conference with dozen workshops and keynote speakers, with action at ICE office....

4/20 Washington DC meeting: "Accountability and Oversight in Immigration Enforcement Congressional Briefing"

By Lee Siu Hin - National Immigrant Solidarity Network

Presenters address questions of oversight and accountability of ICE officers, specifically when it comes to implementing DHS policies, and what resources communities have when ICE continues to be a rogue agency.....

4/20: Community Rally Support for Men with Cancer in Detention During Immigration Hearing

By Maru Mora Villalpando - Latino Advocacy

Community Rally Support for Men with Cancer in Detention During Immigration Hearing....

4/5: How the White House Went Easy on Drug Crime--But Not for Immigrants (2)

By Grace Meng - Politico

....Communities program. In 2014, the administration officially ended the program and ICE agents found it harder to sweep up immigrants from local jails. Perhaps as a result, Human Rights Watch has received reports of an increase in home raids by agents coming to arrest immigrants like Ricardo for old convictions....

4/5: How the White House Went Easy on Drug Crime--But Not for Immigrants (1)

By Grace Meng - Politico

Deportations have gone way up for many legal residents convicted of minor drug possession....

3/31: 8 Biggest H-1B Employers In 2015

By Dawn Kawamoto Information Week

The impact of H-1B workers on American tech jobs has been a hot-button issue, and now the controversial topic is a talking point in the current presidential race. So, now is a good time learn more about last year's 8 largest H-1B employers....

3/29 Pasadena, CA: Meeting to Discuss High-Tech H1-B Immigrant Workers Rights

By Lee Siu Hin - National Immigrant Solidarity Network

A new immigrant rights organization call FWD.US focus on rights for high-tech immigrant workers with H1-B visa.....

3/30: Border patrol union defies AFGE, endorses Trump

By Carten Cordell - Federal Times

An affiliate of the American Federation of Government Employees decided to break ranks with the union and endorsed Donald Trump for president....

  More Past News..

Please Read!

Spring 2016 Monthly Immigrant News Summary

Spring 2016 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter

Remember March 25 2006 Los Angeles No HR4437 March! Look Forward For Our New Fight At May Day 2016!

Lee Siu Hin
National Coordinator - National Immigrant Solidarity Network

Last week we marked the 10th anniversary of Los Angeles Grand Marcha March 25th million people immigrant rights march against HR4437 to criminalized the immigrant community, our victory had changed the U.S. for ever!

As part of the March 25th and May Day 2016 organizing, we had many great memories, and tense moments, at the following years we had limited achievement on immigrant rights; mass immigrant raids and deportations, the so-called anti-terrorism bill, and now the racist Donald Trump's anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rhetoric.

We should never forget the great historical moment of 2006, but also need to continue mobilize at 2016, calling for May Day 2016 to fight for our human and civil rights!

3/10: A Shocking Glimpse Inside America’s Privatized Detention Facilities For Immigrants

Tom Benning and Dianne Solis – Dallas Morning Post

The opening of Maribel Zelaya’s letter was bleak.

“I cannot bear this punishment any longer,” she began. “I’m dying of desperation, of this injustice, of this cruelty. We are immigrants, not criminals. To treat us like this, it’s as if they must not have hearts, as if we weren’t human. They treat us like dogs.”

Zelaya was fed up. For more than six months, the 29-year-old asylum seeker had been locked inside the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, an immigrant detention facility in rural Texas. The building, formerly a medium security prison, is a bleak concrete complex surrounded by a wall of chain link fence. Zelaya found the conditions inside the center disturbing; her health began to deteriorate and she fell into a deep depression. At the end of October, she released a searing letter in Spanish describing life inside Hutto, the nation’s only all-women’s detention center.

Like so many of the women at Hutto, Zelaya — whose attorney asked that her full name not be used to protect her safety — was fleeing abuse and a city held hostage by gang violence. But she soon became disillusioned with the grim reality of detention, and decided to stop eating in protest. “I am glad to participate in this hunger strike,” she wrote. “It’s an insult, I came here to find shelter but what I got instead is punishment.”....

Spring 2016 Monthly Immigrant News Summary

By National Immigrant Solidarity Network


May Day 2016

National Mobilization For Immigrant Workers Rights!

(Photo: Los Angeles May Day 2013)

May Day 2013 Reports from Across the Country (PDF Document)

National Immigrant Solidarity Network http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org

At the coming 10th anniversary of the No HR4437 and May Day march, 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 worker rights at May 1st 2016!

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 and deportation.
4. No to the guest worker program.
5. No to the TPP, NDAA, Gitmo political prisoner's camp.
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 law.
9. Yes to labor rights and living wages for all workers.
10. Yes to the education and LGBTQ immigrant legislation.

We encourages 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 2016 annoucement and reports to info@immigrantsolidarity.org

Past May Day Actions:

May Day 2013

http://www.ImmigrantSolidarity.org/MayDay2013/

May Day 2010 Reports from Across the Country
May Day 2010 Reports Home Page

Los Angeles, May Day 2010

May Day 2011

May Day 2010

May Day 2009

May Day 2008

May Day 2007

May Day 2006

March 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

http://www.ImmigrantSolidarity.org/2009Conference/

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!

NISN Conf2
NISN Conf1

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 siuhin@aol.com or info@immigrantsolidarity.org no later then Friday April 24, 2009.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.ImmigrantSolidarity.org/2009Conference/ 
E-mail: info@ImmigrantSolidarity.org
Phone: (773)942-2268

 

May Day 2008

May Day 2008 International Workers Day and Immigrant Mobilization Report!!

Print Report (PDF Format)


July 27-29, 2007 NISN National Grassroots Immigrant
Strategy Conference
University of Richmond, Richmond School of Law
Richmond, VA

http://www.2007conference.net

3-Days conference Ends With Sucessful Adoptions of National Immigrant Solidarity Network 2007 - 2008 Strategic Immigrant Campaign Framework!


Based on the feedback from our members and allies we had formulated our 2007-2008 Strategic Immigrant Campaign Strategy during our July 27-29 National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference in Richmond, VA. This is a non-binding resolution, that will only provide you a menu of suggested actions that can guide and encourage your local organization to discuss and choose which action(s) you would like to focus on in order to organize with us:

>> Read the Full Report and the Call

National Immigrant Solidarity Network Points of Unity

Great Article! (7/29 Richmond-Dispatch) Conference at UR on immigrant solidarity

Conference Photo Album


Jan 29, 2007 Washigton D.C. Congressional Lobby
and National Call-In Day for Immigrant Rights

Organized 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. >> Read the Congressional Lobby Day Report

More Details | More Information About the Open Letter | Endorse the Letter

 


May Day 2006 - We Have Made History!

Ten Millions Across the Country Take to the Streets to Demand Immigrant Rights!

http://www.NoHR4437.org http://www.ImmigrantSolidarity.org

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!

Report from Spirng 2006 Immigrant Mobilizations


Past Campaigns and Issues

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