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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. — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) February 16, … Continue reading »

Moment of Truth for DHS Secretary Kelly

Needs to Answer for National Guard Memo, Misconduct by Agents, Raids that Swept Up Low Priority Individuals This morning, Associated Press reports that a draft memo, written by DHS Secretary John Kelly, makes the case for deploying 100,000 National Troops to arrest undocumented immigrants in multiple states. This news comes after a week of chaos that erupted as a … Continue reading »

Trump’s Deportation Force Targets the Most Vulnerable

As we highlighted yesterday, there are no lingering doubts: Trump’s Deportation Force is targeting all 11 million undocumented immigrants, including DACA-recipients, domestic violence survivors, and those seeking shelter at a church. A new piece from the La Opinión editorial board encapsulates the heart of the problem: “It is impossible to limit this order to only capture dangerous undocumented … 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 »

No Lingering Doubts: Trump’s Deportation Force Targets All 11 Million

The facts are in. Trump’s Deportation Force is in action. His executive order on interior enforcement eliminates common sense priorities for deportation. This means that any and all undocumented immigrants – including DACA recipients – are vulnerable to arrest, detention and deportation. Daniel Ramirez Medina Last night, news reports exposed the fact that ICE agents in Seattle, Washington … Continue reading »

David Leopold: These Are Your Rights In Case Of An ICE Raid

Immigration attorney David Leopold discusses the latest on ICE’s arrest and detention of DREAMER and DACA’mented immigrant Daniel Ramirez Madina and why it’s important to know your rights. Follow United We Dream for the latest information on Daniel’s case and use the hashtag #RaidWatch to report ICE activity in your community. Immigration attorney David Leopold discusses the … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to Detention of DACA-recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina

Donald Trump as quoted in TIME:  “They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen….We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud.” … Continue reading »

Activists Launch Interfaith Fast In Response To Miami-Dade Mayor’s Anti-Immigrant Order

In Florida, eight activists have launched an “interfaith fast” to demand Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez reverse his decision to back down from the county’s sanctuary policy, a move he made in response to Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order. Giménez has been skewered for his decision. Last month, dozens of angry protesters surrounded Mayor Giménez’s office, including … Continue reading »

Cutting Through Confusion Around the Immigration Raids

The combination of the Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement executive order, which treats all undocumented immigrants as potential priorities for deportation, and the deportation raids conducted throughout the country by ICE, has spread fear in families and communities across America. Some voices in the Trump Administration and DHS have been attempting to follow the boss and emphasize a focus … Continue reading »

Thousands On Strike In Wisconsin For A “Day Without Latinos”

Thousands of Latinos, immigrants, refugees and their allies marched the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin yesterday in a “Day Without Latinos” action. Hundreds of businessowners closed their doors and many others skipped work to march in protest of the anti-immigrant policies of Donald Trump and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a top Trump ally. According to Huffington … Continue reading »