Lessons From Immigrant Rights Organizer: We Are Not Our ‘Productivity’

By Alan Pelaez Lopez, Rewire.news -

When I started organizing as part of DREAM Act mobilization in 2010, I had high hopes: I thought the act would be my way out of poverty, fugitivity, and uncertainty. But I never thought: At the [...]

Audit Finds Detainee Abuse At Immigration Prisons

By Kevin Gosztola, mintpressnews.com -

The inspector general for the Homeland Security Department conducted unannounced inspections of six immigrant detention facilities overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It [...]

The Moral Obligation To Provide Sanctuary

By Roxana Tynan, huffingtonpost.com -

Other unions and employers can take additional steps to provide protections. Companies and nonprofits should have a plan in place for how to respond in the case of a workplace raid. They should [...]

Going Beyond Sanctuary: Building Freedom Cities

By Dante Barry, billmoyers.com -

By Dante Barry for Moyers and Company - With the election of Donald Trump as president, there has been an alarming increase in the rate of targeted attacks on the country’s most vulnerable [...]

Police Aid Immigration Officials In Crackdown

By Mica Rosenberg and Reade Levinson, reuters.com -

By Mica Rosenberg and Reade Levinson for Reuters - BENSALEM, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Dozens of police departments in the United States have been granted new powers, or are seeking them, to check [...]

Labor Fights End To ‘Temporary Protected Status’ For 59K Haitians

By Max Zahn, transform-network.net -

By Max Zahn for Waging Nonviolence - Wilna Destin, a UNITE HERE organizer, fled political unrest in Haiti 17 years ago for asylum in the United States. After arriving on her own in Miami, [...]

Asian-Americans Arrested At Paul Ryan’s Office Pushing For Dream Act

By Kimberly Yam, huffingtonpost.com -

By Kimberly Yam for The Huffington Post - The push for the Dream Act, a longstanding wish of immigration reformers, has grown all the stronger since the Trump administration announced it would [...]

Facing Deportation, Lucio Perez Adapting To Life In Amherst Church Sanctuary

By Diane Lederman, masslive.com -

By Diane Lederman for Mass Live - Living at First Congregational Church for the last month, he misses his wife and children. But with the help of the greater faith community, he has adapted to a [...]

Cities Giving Free Legal Representation To Those Facing Deportation

By Aimée Lutkin, lifehacker.com -

By Aimée Lutkin for Life Hacker - To say that the current administration has been pushing extremely harsh immigration policies would be putting it mildly. Trump even went so far as to repeal the [...]

Child Detained By Border Agents After Surgery Reunited With Family

By Staff, aclu.org -

By Staff of ACLU - SAN ANTONIO — The federal government has released 10-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez. The American Civil Liberties Union brought a lawsuit seeking to release her from government [...]

‘Safe City’ Raids Teach Us About New Era Of Enforcement

By Staff, www.mijente.net -

By Staff of Mijente - Last week Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released information that they haddetained 450 people across the country in cities and counties that have restrictions on [...]

Dozens Arrested Blocking ICE To Halt Couple’s Deportation

By Andrea Germanos, www.commondreams.org -

By Andrea Germanos for Common Dreams - Dozens of people were arrested Monday morning for blocking the federal building housing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Hartford, [...]

After Member Is Deported, Teamsters Declare As A Sanctuary Union

By Sarah Jaffe, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Sarah Jaffe for In These TImes - Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We’re now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those [...]

Latino Officials Arrested In Dream Act Protest Outside Trump Tower

By Ilana Novick, www.alternet.org -

By Ilana Novick for AlterNet - While Donald Trump was threatening to destroy North Korea in his first major speech to the United Nations, Reps. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) [...]

Demonstrators Shout Down Pelosi At San Francisco DREAM Act Event

By Staff, www.sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com -

By Staff of CBS - Pelosi unsuccessfully attempted to calm down the chanting students. “You’ve had your say, and it’s beautiful music to our ears,” Pelosi said. But when they interrupted again, [...]