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“Day Without Immigrants”: The Whisper That Turned Into A Roar

Restaurants, businesses, and schools in Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, Detroit, New York City, Washington D.C., Charlotte and several other US cities got “a taste of life without immigrants” during yesterday’s #DayWithoutImmigrants strike and protests. WATCH: Thousands take part in #DayWithoutImmigrants protests across the US on Thursday. https://t.co/2QmiVT473b pic.twitter.com/yjPhls937R — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) February 16, … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, February 17, 2017

English (en español al final de la página): Free Speech Radio News: DACA recipient detained by ICE in Seattle, immigrant mother seeks sanctuary in Denver church The Daily Citizen: Young immigrants fearful of detentions, bans on working By Kerry Murakami Associated Press: Immigration agents in New York detain 30 people over 2 days Associated Press: … Continue reading »

Daniel Ramirez’s Attorney Blasts ICE For “Utterly Implausible And Wholly Fabricated” Claims

Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina issued another very strong statement taking issue with what ICE has been saying about their client. We wanted to share the entire release as this case has gotten so much attention – and because ICE continues it’s false narrative about Daniel: Today, the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division Office … Continue reading »

Immigrants And Their Allies Kick Off Nationwide “Day Without Immigrants” Strike

Today’s “Day Without Immigrants” strike appears to have started organically through social media and word of mouth in the local DC area, but the action has since spread like fire across the country. The strike — which encourages immigrants and their allies to take the day off from work, school, and shopping in protest of … Continue reading »

SPLC Annual Year in Hate Report: Center for Immigration Studies Is A Hate Group

Today, the Southern Poverty Law Center released its annual “Year in Hate and Extremism” report, which found 917 hate groups were operating in the United States in 2016. There are now 14 anti-immigrant groups listed, including, for the first time, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) was also named … Continue reading »

The Polling Is Clear: The American Public Likes Immigrants And Hates Donald Trump

Recent polling couldn’t be any clearer: Undocumented immigrants are popular with the American people. Donald Trump is not. “Virtually every recent poll shows that Americans believe that illegal immigrants currently living in the United States should be given a chance to remain here legally,” writes Karlyn Bowman in Forbes. Look no further than a massive … Continue reading »

3 Steps To Fight Against Trump’s Deportation Force

Last night, a disturbing report emerged from Seattle, Washington, where immigration authorities arrested and detained Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old DACA recipient. The DACA program, which temporarily shields beneficiaries from deportation, should have kept Daniel safe from Trump’s Deportation Force. Instead, the Trump Administration chose to disregard Daniel’s DACA status and arrested him anyway – sending … Continue reading »

Immigrants, Businesses Prepare For “A Day Without Immigrants” Strike In DC Tomorrow

On the heels of the “Day Without Latinos” strike in Wisconsin and the Yemeni-American grocers strike in New York City, immigrants will hold “A Day Without Immigrants” in Washington, DC tomorrow. The campaign — meant to show the impact immigrant workers have on the local and national economies — appears to have “largely spread through … Continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members Slam ICE For Backing Out Of Meeting On Deportation Raids

According to the Huffington Post, the Acting ICE Director backed out of a meeting with Congressional Hispanic Caucus members yesterday. Later that same day, Reuters broke the shocking news that the agency had arrested a DACA recipient in Seattle last week. We’d be ashamed to show our faces too. Advocates are currently fighting for the … Continue reading »