BY Nyree Khamo | Milwaukee, WI | 4/05/15
More than 50 students, faculty and community members held a rally at Marquette University, March 30, to call on the administration to establish a scholarship fund exclusively for undocumented students.
BY C. R. Manor | Salt Lake City, UT | 3/30/15
The detainment of Nicoll Hernández-Polanco is sparking protests across the country with Utah joining the fight. Nicoll Hernández-Polanco is a Guatemalan transwoman seeking asylum. However, she is currently being held in the Florence Service Processing Detention in Arizona. Hernandez-Polanco remains incarcerated in the men’s side of the detention center where she faces sexual harassment and assault.
BY staff | St. Petersburg, FL | 3/27/15
Over 3000 farmworkers and supporters from around the country gathered at Bartlett Park, March 21, then marched to demand workers’ rights. Some chants heard during the march were, "Up, up with the fair food nation! Down, down, with the exploitation!", "One, we are the people! Two, a little bit louder! Three, we want justice for farmworkers!" and "J-U-S, J-U-S-T-I-C-E is what we want, is justice for Immokalee!"
BY Fabian Van Onzin | Houston, TX | 3/27/15
Republicans in the Texas State Legislature introduced a new set of senate bills, SB 3 and SB 185, demonizing the immigrant community and racially profiling Chicanos, Mexicanos and others. SB 185 is strikingly similar to the racist SB 1070 in Arizona.
BY staff | Saint Paul, MN | 3/20/15
Around 500 people, mostly Latino immigrants, along with many supporters, filled the Minnesota State Capitol on March 19 for the first committee hearing of the drivers license bill, SF224/HF97.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 3/02/15
A dozen people came together here, Feb. 26, to confront the city council and demand its members support drivers licenses for the undocumented.
BY staff | United States | 2/27/15
On Feb. 10, an undocumented farm-worker, Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot 17 times and killed by Pasco Police in Pasco, Washington. That Zambrano-Montes was supposedly throwing rocks is the excuse Pasco Police are using to justify his the murder. Fight Back! spoke with Fabian Ubay, who organized the first event - a Feb. 14 rally of 5000 - demanding justice for the surviving family of Zambrano-Montes. Ubay is a Chicano who was born, raised, and currently lives in Pasco.
BY Marisol Marquez | Tampa, FL | 2/25/15
Two dozen people gathered at the store La Mexicana, Feb. 23, demanding Texan Federal District Judge Andrew Henan lift his block on Deferred Action.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 2/21/15
On Feb. 16, Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen placed an injunction on President Obama’s expansion of the Deferred Action program. While the Obama administration said that it would appeal the injunction, Hanen’s decision stopped the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was set to start on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The injunction may even delay the start of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) which was supposed to begin in mid-May.
BY Marisol Marquez | Tampa, FL | 2/15/15
More than 30 people gathered at the First United Church of Tampa, Feb. 14, for Raíces en Tampa's "Stop the Heartbreak" Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) panel.