Thursday July 18, 2019
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BY staff | Tampa, FL | 9/11/14
After months of attempting to meet and speak with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Raíces en Tampa decided to organize two actions demanding the sheriffs "Stop ICE Holds" of immigrants. Only two days after Raíces en Tampa called for action, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office quietly changed their policy. According to their letters to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security, the County Sherriff’s Office will only detain immigrants if there is a judge’s order.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 8/03/14
On July 31, two dozen protesters gathered outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Ybor City, demanding President Obama extend protection to incoming refugee children from Central America.
BY staff | Naples, Fl | 7/28/14
Naples, FL - In the early morning of July 16, one of Florida's biggest workplace raids led to 160 employees being investigated, with at least 16 under arrest.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 6/29/14
Activists from the Tampa Bay area organized a protest on June 27 in response to a U.S. intervention in Iraq. It was an emergency action in response to President Obama’s sending military advisors to Iraq, and the flying of U.S. drones over Baghdad.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 5/01/14
Activists gathered front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, May 1, to demand not one more deportation.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 4/11/14
Over two dozen activists attended a panel discussion here, at the University of South Florida in Tampa. " Legalization for all, stop the deportations!" read the banner at the front of the room. Professor Masao Suzuki of San Jose, California, an economist and expert on immigration, was the guest speaker.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 2/27/14
Braving rain and traffic, people from across the Tampa Bay area rallied outside City Hall, demanding “Driver’s licenses for all undocumented!”
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 12/19/13
On Dec 17, a new immigrant rights group, Raíces en Tampa, met with community members and students to launch a movement to demand driver licenses for undocumented immigrants in Florida.
BY Marisol Marquez | Tampa, FL | 11/28/13
The U.S. prides itself in having a day to ‘give thanks.’ They call this, ‘Thanksgiving’ and it's supposed to be a time when the family unites and shares a home-cooked meal.
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