BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 5/03/15
On May 1, the annual International Workers Day march for immigrant and workers rights merged in the streets with a Black Lives Matter march.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 5/02/15
More than 50 people gathered outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Ybor, a Tampa neighborhood, May 1.
BY Fabian Van Onzin | Houston, TX | 4/30/15
The Republican Party in Texas is intensifying its campaign against Chicano and Mexicano people by pushing for new repressive laws in the Texas legislature. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and his henchmen are seeking the support of the Greater Houston Partnership, an organization of liberal business leaders.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 4/25/15
Organizations around the Tampa Bay joined together here for a press conference, April 24, in front of the Ybor Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, holding two banners, one that read “May Day” and another saying “Stop the deportations.”
BY World Federation of Trade Unions | Athens, Greece | 4/22/15
The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 90 million workers in 126 countries of the world expresses its grief and frustration for the tragedy that took place in the Mediterranean resulting to the death of hundreds of immigrants and refugees on April 19th, 2015.
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.