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Dems Preparing To Go To The Matt On Immigration Reform


As Democrats weigh their chances of passing immigration reform in the U.S. House of Representatives, reality is dawning upon them like the darkness imposed by a slowly setting sun.  Activists have always been willing to make compromises, including the massive funding of miles of border fence and the hiring of legions of new border patrol officers.

 

However, as it becomes clear the House has no intention of granting more than second class citizenship to immigrants, the community is bracing to swallow a bitter pill.  There is a point at which many Democrats consider immigration reform without a path to citizenship too little too late. Instead, they are shifting their focus on electing people to congress who are interested in an inclusive society.  Frankly, the decision should have been made a long time ago.

 

Even the Gang of 8 bill was a massive compromise, failing to register the immigrants who posed the biggest threat to U.S. society.  At best, the Gang of 8 Bill would have excluded 3 out of 10 immigrants.  The number equates to 4 million people who would not qualify under the most liberal rules.

Unfortunately, the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representatives is not content with excluding 3 out of 10 immigrants from qualifying for citizenship.  Republicans want to exclude the entire 12 million-strong immigrant community from citizenship, hence exclude them from voting.  “Legalization yes”, they say, “citizenship no”.

 

 

The United States of America was founded when mostly English settlers were taxed by a greedy crown without granting the colonists a right to have a say in their government.  Later, after the civil war, blacks were excluded from voting through the use of poll taxes and other measures.

The lessons of freeing people from bondage without giving them a say in their representative government should have been learned long ago.  Exclusion from a free society has cast generations of African Americans into the bondage of poverty and an un-privileged existence.  When lage segments of our population suffer indenture, all people suffer the loss of freedom.  All people suffer the loss of prosperity those people could have bestowed upon society.

 

Since the bulk of immigrants are Latino, and the bulk of Latinos have strong religous convictions, the Republicans were likely to be the long term winners after reform.  It would take many years to sooth feelings after the bitter treatment Republicans have foisted upon workers who keep the grist mills of the country running.  Were Republicans long term thinkers, clear gains in the polls were theirs to be won.  Instead, the GOP continues to shoot itself in the foot by alienating the single largest block of voters now waiting their turn on the horizon to participate in a democratic society.

 

Democrats have their base prepared for a strong lobby for immigration reform.  With the U.S. House putting reform together like a straw dummy, Some leaders are now thinking it is better to use the talent to concentrate on electing more considerate leaders during the next election.  There is a point in which the term “immigration reform” could become a synonym for “Jim Crow laws for immigrants”.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Occupy Seattle May Day 2013 VIOLENCE


 

Civil Disobedience

Is

Effective

When

Police

Use Violence

Against

P E A C E

Are Rubber Bullets and Flash Bombs

The Way To Respond To

Peaceful Protesters?

 

 

 

Michael Holden Damn. My ears are still ringing, and my nose is still running.

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A peaceful May Day rally turned violent near darkness in Seattle Washington. Police attacked the crowd using stun grenades and tear gas. Some protesters vented their rage at the system by smashing storefront windows. By around 9 P.M. at least 13 people were in custody on a variety of charges. Eight police officers reported being injured.

Robert Way Jr they shot one of thoes right at my baby’s stroller! got the pieces from it.

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Some people blamed immigration rights activists for the disturbance.  The Occupy movement, while sharing some common goals with immigration rights activists, is an independent political movement generally protesting the control large corporations have over the government.  In addition, some factions of the Occupy movement advocate for the poor, who they refer to as the 99%.

 

 

Immigrant’s rights activists advocate for the fair treatment of people who have relocated in the U.S. including humane treatment by the police and a set of rules or laws which carve out a niche of the American Dream for the immigrants.

 

 

Like the Occupy movement, immigrant’s rights organizations encourage the election of government representatives with a more inclusive point of view. As a general rule, while immigrant’s rights protests may involve civil disobedience and arrest, they rarely involve property destruction. Immigrants realize they cannot carve out a place for themselves if they use aggressive means or destroy property.

 

Immigrants marched all over the country with large events in LA and Denver remaining peaceful.

 

Sources include Reuters and Fox News.

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Fair Immigration Reform Colorado Bus Tour FIRM and CIRC


A Bus Tour to learn how to pass the message of immigration reform in the US!

 

 

Join the Fair Immigration Reform Movement and youths from around the country in telling America why immigration reform is ripe for change now!

 



1. Keep families together, rather than shred the bond between parent and child;

2. Immigrants contribute significant money to the economy. You don’t have to know an immigrant to benefit from immigrant tax and spending revenue;

3. Immigrants contribute significant innovations to the country. Google, for example, might be a Russian innovation if the co-founder was deported.

4. Fundamental fairness has to apply to all people to keep America fair. We cannot say we are a just people when we treat others harshly.

5. Comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) will make our nation safer by identifying people within our borders.

Please call your senator and representative and ask him or her to support immigration reform. Please contact an immigrant organization near you and ask them to give a speech in your organization.

 

 

Thanks to Denver City Councilman Paul Lopez, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator John McCain, Representatives Diana DeGette, Jared Polis and Luis Gutierrez for taking the leadership on immigration reform.

Thanks to the Colorado Immigrants Rights Coalition, Rights For All People, Padres y Jovenes Unidos, One Colorado, SEIU Colorado and many other organizations which support immigration reform, because it is the right thing to do!

 


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Jose Antonio Vargas Named Keynote Speaker For CADWALK2012


 

Four Students

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3,000 Miles

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In Support of the Dream Act

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CADWALK2012

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED!

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Jose Antonio Vargas


 

The Dream Act will allow a generation of youths to go to school or serve this nation in the military.  In addition, CADWALK strongly on the side of adding a provision which will allow the youths to do community service in lieu of the college or military options.  What better way to be part of this great nation than doing community service to make it better!

 

The Campaign steps off on March 10th on the Golden Gate Bridge!  Be part of history, please support CADWALK2012 and the Dream Act!


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Vigil At GEO Detention Center Monday



 

 

AFSC

Vigil In Solidarity With Detained Immigrants

 

Monday, September 5th

 

6:00 P.M.

 

30th Avenue and Peoria Street  Auroa, Colorado

 

Contact:  Jenny at jpiper@afsc.org or 303.623.3464 ext. 5

 

Bring a poem, a song, an inspiration and your heart!

Tell people why it is unfair to put people who

have not broken laws in private prisons!

 

 

CLICK TO LISTEN TO FUNNY PROMO

 

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Una Vigilia en Solidaridad con

los Inmigrantes Detenidos

Únase a este evento

TRAE una cancion, una poesia, un canto, o historia para compartir

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jpiper@afsc.org or 303.623.3464 ext. 5

 

Peaceful Protest Against Injustice

 

Praying For All People, Including Those

Who Are Caught Up As Workers In Private Prisons

 

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13,000,000 hopes and dreams

 

 

 

 

 

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The Future Of America

 

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Under The Rainbow Went My Undocumented Immigrant


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Message From

Tim Paynter

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One Day Under The Rainbow Is My Love

One thing we never have to worry about is me becoming a professional singer!

 Here is a message from the heart.

 The rest might best be left to the imagination!

 

If you are missing someone you love, don’t lose hope.  Many people are dedicated to reforming the laws which part so many people.  As advocates, we love our country.  We admire the strength and the leadership of those who have come to make it a better country.   We wish the law enforcement charged with dividing us the very best, for they have a difficult role to play.  Still, we believe we must keep working to improve our country and the great people who live within her.  Together we can solve any problem.  Apart we are lost under the rainbow of hope and dreams.

 

 




Please watch for news about many projects that are underway throughout the country.  Soon, Dreamer, a True American Story will be a reality at a theater near you!  Jesse said he just finished shooting his trailer and he soon will be cutting and getting it ready.  He says he wants to thank all of you who have made his dream come true.

 

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Soon, the Campaign For American Dream will be underway.   Each effort counts, each effort brings us closer to our goal of a unified society, one in which all of us can live as free people.  One society in which each of us can look for our American Dream Under the Rainbow!

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Thanks For Your Support!

 

Hey, if you know someone who can really sing, let us know!

We would love to hear some well thought out versus done by a pro!

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You are not alone!

Susanne Morales – Who Really Can Sing!

 

 

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The Sounds Of Discontent and Solidarity

A Battered Community

Finds Solidarity In Music

 

 

 

A community under attack

 

Stands Up Fights Back

 

When Will it be

able to Trust again?

 

Russel Pearce and his SB 1070 has caused lasting harm to the nation’s newest generation of immigrants.  Just like a child who is sexually molested, the immigrant community may spend a liftime working through the damage.  It is a necessary process to heal, to forgive, to move ahead.

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Sigifredo Pizaña, Dreamer Under Attack, Please Help Or Repost


Sigifredo

Pizaña

 

Dreamer Under Attack

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Monday, August 1st, 2011

12:00 Noon Mountain Standard Time!

 

Talk show host Tim Paynter interviews Sigifredo

 

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 All little kids worry about losing a parent one time or another.  For Sigifredo Pizaña, the idle worry of a child has turned into the reality of a young teen.  Sigifredo’s father was stopped by Michigan law enforcement.   A simple ticket turned out to be a date with ICE.  The process has moved very quickly for Sigifredo.

 

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Stormy Waters on Lake Michigan

 

The family, exhausted by the constant anti-Latino sentiment, tired of trying to do things the legal way in a country that does not give you the option, tired of looking for jobs that pay little, often with employers who have no problem taking advantage of undocumented immigrants, well let’s just say the family has made a crucial decision.  They are not going to wait in line.  They are just giving up on the American dream.

 

That is very sad considering had ICE picked Sigi’s dad up 8 months later, things might be different.  That is how close Sigifredo’s dad is to being in the United States for 10 years.   With 10 years under his belt the Mexican immigrant stood a chance, according to attorneys.  But being 8 months short of the 10 year period leaves everyone out in the cold.  Especially Sigifredo.

 

dream act student

 A father gives up on the system

Young Sigi is a musician.  He wants to go to school.  He would like to break the chain of poverty which has strapped him and his family for generations.  He even wants to study something most people don’t know a lot about, actuarial science.  That is how they figure out what to charge for life insurance, in case you need to ask.  I had to ask.

 

 

Listen to Sigifredo’s music Playing Sigi.mp3


 

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Sigifredo is an honors student who was taking AP classes in high school.  He will make a great citizen if he only gets a chance. 

 

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The 19 year old youth will qualify under the Dream Act if he stays.  If Sigifredo goes back to Mexico with the family, there won’t be any Dream Act for him.  He won’t qualify.  Under most drafts of the Act, a student needs to have arrived by their 16th birthday.  Sigifredo meets that requirement so long as he does not leave the country.  Once he steps foot outside of the US, all bets are  0ff.

 

We have a Dreamer whose life and dreams are under attack.  The youth needs to make some fast decisions and none of them are nice.   Staying in the United States means parting with his family, likely for many years.  Going to Mexico means giving it all up.  Sigifredo needs our help.  Please, please…this one time, please give a hand up to a young person who does not want a handout.

 

 

Sigifredo will be forced to leave the family home.  Sunday is the last day in the US for his father.  The rest of the family will follow in a few days.  Sigi has no one.  There is a community willing to help Sigifredo out, but he has to get there on his own.  Even then, he will mostly be on his own.  At the least, he needs to travel to friendly hands.  He needs to find a place where a mere traffic stop does not mean deportation.

 

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Please donate to a Dreamer under attack.  And tune in to Un Dia Sin Fronteras to hear Sigfredo live on Monday.  We will post a link for fund donations directly.

 

 

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Mohammad Abdollahi Asks Help For Andy Mathe, Dreamer Detained


Andy Mathe

 

Dreamer, Andy-Mathe, Mathe, ICE, Deportation

“One, two, three o’clock four o’clock rock.  We are going to rock, rock rock tonight.”  While the words to the song sound great, there won’t be any rocking for Andy Mathe.   Immigration detention is not a place where things rock.  Rather, it is a place where time stands still, where futures are unsure, where loss of liberty and unpleasant living conditions are tolerated on the chance justice will finally be done.   That is where Andy is tonight, waiting to find out what his future will be in an ICE prison.

The Mathe family fled to Atlanta, Georgia, from Rwanda, South Africa.  Life takes on a different meaning in Rwanda.  Perhaps better said, life has little meaning if you don’t walk on the popular side of the political sidewalk.   where they kill people who don’t side with current political ideas.  After family members received death threats, they came to the US and asked for Asylum.

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Rescue Children At Risk

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Making a case out for asylum is not as easy as it might sound.  Nothing is automatic, and many people don’t qualify.  Or at least that is what the judge says, and the judge almost always gets his way.

Andy Mathe is still in jail, ICE is currently reviewing his case and will soon decide whether he’ll be deported back to Africa where he could be killed, or returned to the safety of his family in Atlanta, Georgia.

Call ICE: Demand Safety for Mathe Family

The family needs your help, we need to convince ICE they need to grant deferred action for the family.  Please make a call to ICE for the Mathe family, your 30 second call can be the difference we need:

“I am calling to ask that Andy Mathe (A#88-488-386) and his family be allowed to stay. If deported the entire family could be killed, please grant deferred action for the Mathe Family, their life is in danger.”

Janet Napolitano: 202-282-8495

John Morton: 202-732-3000

If you need any additional motivation please check out this video of Hope pleading for support for her son, Andy.

Thank you,

Mohammad Abdollahi
co-founder of DreamActivist.org

 

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Arizona News From Leah Jo Carnine


Leah Jo Carnine

 

 

Vigil At Pinal County Detention Center

Florence is a prison town located between Tucson and Phoenix near the drying Salt River. The industry and economy of this small Arizona town centers around the incarceration of humans in nine state and federal prisons, two private prisons, and an increasing number of Immigration detention centers. Immigrants waiting for deportation or immigration court dates are held at five separate long-term detention facilities in Florence and Eloy- for weeks to months to years- often held on minor infractions while their families wait outside.

 

 

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On July 7, a group of community members, formerly detained migrants, faith leaders and migrant rights activists held the first protest vigil in recorded history against detention and criminalization in the town of Florence. Circled up on the hot concrete of the Pinal County Jail parking lot as the sun began to set, the group sang songs and shared stories to build solidarity and support over the walls of private prisons and county immigration centers to the migrants locked inside.

 

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The vigil was held at Pinal County Jail (PCJ) to bring attention to the particularly atrocious conditions inside. Although all of the detention centers are unjust, none are worse than PCJ, which is notorious for the ongoing mistreatment and abuse of detainees. In PCJ, migrants are not allowed to go out outside or see their families in visitation, and ICE agents regularly lock inmates down for minor infractions like detainees not making their beds. For more information on PCJ, check out this Phoenix New Times article.

Phoenix New Times Article

The activists and formerly detained migrants are well aware of the larger legacy and impacts of criminalization of communities of color, of which PCJ and immigration detention is one result. In Arizona, and increasingly throughout the country, we are seeing the spread and increase in private prisons, and the selling of immigrants to fill them. “Through contracts with private corporations and local county jails, ICE detains 3,000 immigrants on any given day in Arizona” states Victoria Lopez in the newly released ACLU report “In Their Own Words: Enduring abuse in Arizona Detention centers”.

 

Immigration Detention, ICE, Pinal County, ICE Raid

 

We are also seeing the spread of creative resistance, from the mass marches and “buy spots” in Georgia in response to SB1070 copycat laws, to the Neighborhood defense committees of migrant communities organizing in self defense spreading across the country, to actually bringing presence and resistance to the detention centers themselves- for the first time in history.

 

Carpools from Phoenix and Tucson joined in Florence at 6:30 in the evening, greeted by a blockade of cops to intimidate. As activists and community members trickled in, post-cards were handed out to encourage ICE to end county contracts with PCJ. An artist in Phoenix had made posters saying ‘Dignity not detention“,

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‘stop the sale of migrants’, and ‘end county contracts with ICE’. The vigil was held in hopes of pushing ICE to end its’ immigrant detention contract with the county. And they will be held ongoingly to increase pressure towards this end.

 

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Raul Al-qaraz- Ochoa started off the program with a poem in Spanish, “Nuestra vida es una revelación, una lucha, una rebeldía (Our life is a revelation, a struggle, a rebellion)” he continued, “Decimos No a las fronteras! Y decimos ¡Un alto a los centros de detencion!! (We say no to borders and an end to all detention centers!)”.

Shortly after, Fernando Lopez, an activist with the Puente movement in Phoenix entered the middle of the circle to speak. He had been released from PCJ just that afternoon, after countless friends and fellow activists raised the funds to bail bond him out from immigration detention. He thanked the crowd, told stories from being inside, about friends he’d made who’d been held in PCJ for 13 months, unable to see their children and partners, or feel the sun.

The proximity to the detention center heightened the intensity of the stories, bringing them home to the hearts of the protesters. After Fernando spoke, Hector, who had been released from CCA private prison after 5 months of detention shared stories, and messages of hope for our organizing and support. With songs led by UU faith leaders, with stories and visioning for next steps, the group committed to meet monthly in Florence, to continue to raise awareness of the injustices of immigration detention, and put pressure on ICE to end county contracts with PCJ.

 

Note: Photos added from Google Images by Publisher.


 

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