Major cities across the United States have seen a drastic increase in immigrant arrests due to a concerted effort by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to Fusion, as many as 680 arrests were made in just a five-day period.
Days after clinching the U.S. presidency in November, Donald Trump appointed Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as his pick for Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice. From stating he was once “okay with the Ku Klux Klan” until he learned they smoked marijuana, to prosecuting Black activists in the decades following the fall of Jim Crow for registering people to vote, Sessions’ past, like Trump’s, is filled with controversial, biased and racially-charged rhetoric and action.
Civil rights groups around the country have begun mobilizing against his confirmation and urging senators to reject him. I spoke with longtime filmmaker and activist dream hampton about her efforts, in tandem with the advocacy group Drug Policy Alliance, to block Sessions’ confirmation as U.S. Attorney General.
By: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young Hispanic and Asian-Americans who are immigrants or have an immigrant parent are more likely to be liberal in their views on politics and immigration than those with families who have been in United States longer, a new GenForward poll shows.
Twelve protesters were arrested Tuesday (Feb. 16) morning after protests stopped traffic in downtown Chicago. The protest was led by Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) and spoke out against raids targeting undocumented families in the region.
According to ABC7, the group managed to block traffic on Congress Parkway for more than an hour, starting at 8 a.m. They were specifically protesting the Regional Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Field Office.
Demonstrators sat on top of ladders, linked their arms and chained themselves together as they chanted “Unafraid, unafraid.”
A new law is has the city of brotherly love is offering sanctuary to the city’s immigrant communities.
In response to years of mass mobilizing for immigrant rights in the face of harsh and restrictive enforcement policies, President Obama announced several executive actions that provide relief for an estimated 4 million of more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S.
In response to the recent announcement, The Black Immigration Network has released a statement affirming actions that unite families and mitigate the destructive impact deportations on migrant communities as a whole.
Organizers across the country are having a tough time getting Latinos of voting age to register.
It’s a growing trend among young voters who just don’t see the point in signing up.
An independent monitor and community advisory board has been appointed to ensure that an Arizona sheriff isn’t practicing unconstitutional discrimination.
U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio singled out Latinos and prolonged detentions.
The findings came after a small group of Latinos sued the sheriff’s office for violating their constitutional rights.
The group alleged that their detention was based on their race and not crimes committed.
The L.A. Times is considering no longer using the term “illegal immigrant.”
The Associated Press has already announced that they will no longer be using the term.
Rinku Sen, president of ARC and publisher of Colorlines, says use of the word “illegal” has “become heavily racialized and targeted at people of color.”
Yesterday afternoon, around 400 children marched through downtown Chicago in support of immigration reform.
Many of these latino children & youth were advocating for their parents, who are either under the shadows for lack of documentation or going through the deportation process.
It is estimated that at least 100,000 children have been affected by the lack of immigration reform and lost one, or both, parent(s) to deportation.
“I don’t want to get separated from my mother because .. if she leaves I don’t think I’m going to do good in school,” said 10-year-old Chris Romero.