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This May 1st: Immigrants and Allies Rise Up to Demonstrate Resolve and Resilience In Face of Threats

May Day has long been a day for the immigrant community and its allies to stand up for immigrant families and equal justice. This year, given threats to immigrants at the national, state and local level, May 1st takes on even greater significance as advocates across the country prepare to rise up. Led by organizations … Continue reading »

Activists Behind the Grassroots Push to Oppose the Funding of Trump’s Deportation Force and Detention Camps Keep Up the Pressure as Spending Deal Nears

As the White House and Congress near a spending deal, activists called on elected officials from both parties to reject Trump’s request for a massive infusion of funds to expand immigration enforcement. In early April, CREDO, United We Dream, ACLU, Detention Watch Network, America’s Voice Education Fund and others delivered 290,000 petitions to leaders from … Continue reading »

People Power in the First 100 Days of Donald Trump

How People Power Has Fought Back Against Anti-Immigrant Hate Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president is coming to an end. On immigration, Trump has pursued a truly awful mass deportation agenda as his Administration detains and deports immigrants indiscriminately. Evidently, Trump doesn’t care about the separation of families or the fear of children who must … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “During Congressional Recess, Constituents Demand Answers on Immigration”

With Congress back home during the recent recess, constituents made sure to raise their voices. In her latest for the blog, America’s Voice Education Fund’s Van Le recaps the many efforts of constituents to get answers “on what their members of Congress are doing about immigration reform – and how they’re standing up to Trump’s agenda.” As Le recounts: Constituents are … Continue reading »

During Congressional Recess, Constituents Demand Answers on Immigration

A Recap of Democratic and Republican Responses to the Immigration Resistance April’s Congressional Recess is over, and this week Congress returns to DC having heard from (and in some cases, doing battle with) their constituents over a number of issues. One of these issues was immigration reform, which was a topic brought up in almost … Continue reading »

We Belong Together Brings 200 Children, Advocates to White House to Protest Deportation of Parents

Two hundred children and advocates rallied in front of the White House yesterday to protest the separation of families and deportation of parents. The advocates, led by the group We Belong Together, come from New York, Colorado, Miami, and Washington, DC. The group from Miami had been caravaning since the beginning of the week, stopping … Continue reading »

Thousands March in Downtown Dallas in Support of Immigration Reform

Yesterday, thousands of people joined a march in downtown Dallas in support of immigration reform and against Donald Trump’s mass deportation policy. The “Dallas Mega March” drew more than 3,000 rally-goers and included human rights activist Martin Luther King III and Congressmen Joaquin Castro and Beto O’Rourke. Marchers walked for nearly 1.5 miles before rallying … Continue reading »

Donald Trump Was Greeted With A Wall During His Denver Visit — But It’s Definitely Not The Kind He Was Thinking

A wall was erected in Colorado during Donald Trump’s visit to the state earlier this month — but it’s definitely not the kind the presumptive Republican nominee has proposed. ProgressNow, Strong Colorado and over two dozen local groups joined forces to build a nine-foot-tall wall out of cardboard boxes in Denver’s Civic Center Park, just … Continue reading »

In Wisconsin, Advocates Have Been Busy Preparing Immigrant Families For DAPA

Immigration advocates, Voces de la Frontera, have been working to prepare for the DAPA decision through their successful “Faces of DAPA and DACA” exhibit and May Day March for Immigrants, Students, and Workers Rights in Milwaukee. In the next couple weeks, they have further plans to hold a community forum to prepare for DAPA and … Continue reading »

Wisconsin Is On Fire (Politically Speaking)

Wisconsin has been on fire recently, politically speaking. Late last month, activists carrying signs reading “No Hate In Our State,” “First They Came For The Immigrants…” and “No Racism” were arrested protesting the Republican debate in Milwaukee. Now, some say all politics are local — and you don’t need to look any further than Racine, … Continue reading »