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PHOTOS: On GOTV Weekend, Volunteers Across Country Turn Out to #FlipTheHouse

TOMORROW is Election Day, and all signs point to a historic midterm election where tens of millions of early votes have already been cast and turnout in some places is rivaling that of 2016 election. In the last weekend before the election, we saw tens of thousands of volunteers nationwide turn out to canvass for … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: New Wave of Voters Participate in National Voter Registration Day

Thousands of eligible voters across the country took an important step on Tuesday toward having their voices be heard in the upcoming midterm elections: they registered to vote. Volunteers, organizations, businesses, schools and elected officials took to the streets, held events in their communities and posted on social media to spread the word about the … Continue reading »

Trump Administration’s Latest Workplace Raid Takes 133 Workers in Nebraska Area

On August 8, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted a massive workplace raid across Minnesota and Nebraska and arrested 133 immigrant workers. ICE only had warrants for 17 immigrants; the rest were “collateral” arrests from the factories, farms, and restaurants ICE targeted. This raid is only the latest in a series of large and indiscriminate … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Advocates Rally for #FamiliesBelongTogether on Deadline to Reunite Families

Today, the Trump Administration missed its second deadline to reunite all the families that its “zero tolerance” policy has separated. Almost 1,000 children remain without their parents, and experts are saying that it may be years before they are all back together. To highlight the continued crisis of family separation, advocates in Washington, D.C. today … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Washington, D.C. Advocates Call on ICE to Stop Raids in Their City

Hundreds of people in Washington, D.C. took to the streets on Monday to protest recent discriminatory Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the city. “Not in our neighborhood, not in our city” chants could be heard while signs that read “full rights for all immigrants” could be seen in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. The … Continue reading »

28 Reasons Why ICE is a Rogue Agency

Tramonte: “Not one state or local tax dollar should go toward deporting hardworking Ohioans” Cleveland, OH – In Columbus today, Earth First! and the American Indian Movement of Ohio as well as other leaders and community members disrupted “business as usual” at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. According to the news media, multiple people have … Continue reading »

6000+ Ohioans Protested Family Separations, Raids, Deportations

Cleveland, OH – Last weekend, more than 6,000 Ohioans in sixteen cities across the state plus Washington, DC rallied to #KeepFamiliesTogether.  Rallies were held in 750 cities nationwide.   More than 60 people turned out in Ashland and 200 in Bowling Green, where Councilman Bruce Jeffers said “we’re interested in welcoming all people.”  Cleveland drew … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Hundreds of Thousands Demonstrate Across Nation for #FamiliesBelongTogether

Today, hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated across the nation in #FamiliesBelongTogether rallies that blasted the Trump Administration’s policies of separating migrant children and families. Over 780 events, organized by Families Belong Together, were held in all 50 states and elsewhere around the world. Attendees were asked to wear white in protest and solidarity. The … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast from Brownsville, Texas

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, is set in Brownsville, Texas, where advocates led by the ACLU held a mass rally this week outside of a courthouse where migrants are being prosecuted. (Interviews start at 7:00.) So much continued to happen in immigration news this week. Here are just some of … Continue reading »

Immigration Raids, Family Separations Spark Unprecedented Level of Activism in Ohio

Cleveland, OH — From Univision to NBC Nightly News to the Salem News, the consequences of the massive, military-style immigration raids that the federal government carried out at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center and Fresh Mark plants are on full display.  Rather than applauding these actions, the backlash among Ohioans has been intense. This past … Continue reading »