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BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 9/16/15
With banners reading, “Minnesota is Ayotzinapa,” and “They took them alive, we want them alive,” members of the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) marched in the Mexican Independence Day parade on Lake Street in Minneapolis on Sept.
BY Brad Sigal | Minneapolis, MN | 2/02/15
More than 200 people gathered January 30 to celebrate the life of Twin Cities activist Gabriel Johnson-Ortiz, who passed away Jan. 17 at age 34 after a four-and-a-half-year struggle with brain cancer. His passing is a great loss to his family, friends and comrades from a variety of progressive political and cultural movements.
BY Brad Sigal | Saint Paul, MN | 1/07/15
Chanting “What do we want? A license! When do we want it? Now!” more than 60 immigrant rights activists protested at the State Capitol on the opening day of the 2015 legislative session.
BY Brad Sigal | Minneapolis, MN | 11/11/14
50 students and community members gathered for a vigil Nov. 11 in solidarity with the 43 disappeared - and likely murdered - Mexican student activists in Ayotzinapa.
BY staff | Saint Paul, MN | 9/12/14
Immigrant rights activists protested outside Senator Franken's campaign office Sept. 11, to send the message, "No more deportations, no more delays, no more excuses."
BY Brad Sigal | Minneapolis, MN | 8/10/14
On Aug. 9 immigrant rights activists organized a vigil in Minneapolis as part of an International Day of Action in solidarity with Central American refugee children. Vigils were held in many cities in the U.S., Mexico and Central America.
BY Brad Sigal | Minneapolis, MN | 8/01/14
100 people gathered at Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue to demand that President Obama stop deporting the tens of thousands of Central American refugee children who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border this year.
MIRAc
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/11/14
On June 11, Hennepin County Sheriff Stanek announced that the Hennepin County Jail will no longer honor Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests, or “ICE holds”, which have resulted in countless deportations against immigrants who are guilty of no crime.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 12/20/13
On Dec. 19, MIRAc’s No More Deportations campaign and Occupy Homes MN joined together to protest deportations and evictions in Hennepin County.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 1/14/13
On Jan. 12, immigrant rights activists protested outside the Hennepin County jail, demanding that Sheriff Stanek stop using the jail as a deportation machine.
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