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La Injusticia Para Uno Es La Injusticia Para Todos!

Unite Arizona – Volunteer To End Racism


 

 

Volunteers Needed!

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Unite Arizona

 

 

Unite Arizona is seeking volunteers who can help pass out ribbons at the All Star game Sunday, June 9th, 2011.

The organizers ask you to text “Unite AZ Volunteer”.  Please enter the date(s) you can join Unite Arizona!

 

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On July 29th, 2010, the toughest anti-immigrant law in the history of the nation went into effect.  Called SB 1070, it was passed by conservatives who had gained control of the Arizona legislature.  In short, the law requires police to detain all person law enforcement suspects of being in the state “without documents”.  It was an invitation for racial profiling from the start!

 

 

While Judge Susan Bolton blocked some of the worst parts of the law, several key features still remained.  Others are in heated litigation which has cost Arizona millions of dollars to defend and forced a curb on government services including schools and health care.

 

 

SB 1070 is a law which on it’s face is evil and designed to bring about a division in various communities.  Shortly after the law was penned into law, boycotts were announced. Immediately, several states agreed to boycott Arizona, costing it millions of dollars in convention business.  The tax base has been significantly reduced and the real estate market in poorer Latino barrios went into a free fall.

 

 

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Unfortunately, despite losing an ungodly amount of money for the business community, despite dramatic cut backs in government services, despite citizens protesting and going to jail, despite an out-of-touch legislature insists on full steam ahead with SB 1070.

 

 

Enter the All-Star Game.  The 82nd season is scheduled to be played in Arizona.  Even though immigrant’s rights groups pled with Bud Selig to move the game out of Arizona, Selig refused.  His refusal is a discredit to the many players of color, whom have made the game what it is today.  Selig’s decision is also a slap in the face for every citizen who opposes discriminating based upon national origin, race, sex, gender and financial status.

 

 

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July 8th through the 12th is Allstar Fan Week.  Activists ask people to wear a white ribbon in solidarity with those who suffer under Arizona’s climate of hate.  It is a chance for every citizen to stand up and make a statement about an inclusive America while rejecting the notion this great nation is one for only of privileged.  They call these kinds of people “All Stars” because they have the guts to stand up for what is right.

 

 

Please come out and be part of history.  Please help pass out ribbons.  Those who wear the ribbons have an excellent opportunity to tell others why SB 1070 has hurt the immigrant community so badly and why it and laws like it, including the ugly laws passed in Georgia, are bad for our country!

 

 

Please text the following number for more details and to become a Phoenix All-Star!

 

 

480-788-9539

 

 

This day has two time slots:Sunday at 3pm and at 6pm.
Check the tweets on twitter: UniteAZ2011
Fan pagehttps://www.facebook.com/U​niteAZ
Website: UniteAZ.com

 

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Stop Deportation Of Alberto Yañez – Dreamer Denied The Dream


 

 

 

Alberto Yañez

 

Arrested by ICE

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Alberto Yañez

 

Please help stop his deportation!

 

 

One more Dreamer facing life in a strange land!

 

 

Yañez, from Elma, Washington, is facing deportation.  “Going home” is not something that is going to be an easy fit for the 24 year old. That is because he came to the US when he was only a year a half old.

 

 

Sure, he walked here.  Not really.  More likely, he was carried on the backs of relatives.  But an unfair immigration system does not care this young person had no say in crossing the border or exceeding a stay under a visa or a thousand other reasons why they can deport you. 

 

 

 

Under our justice system, we don’t usually hold babies responsible for committing what amounts to an administrative violation of immigration rules.  Don’t tell anyone, but most babies don’t have a clue what the border is, much less how to cross it.  How can they be responsible for violating the rules?  Immigration says Alberto has to go home anyway.

 

 

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Richard Hartwell


That is not to say Alberto is anything short on the brains department. In third grade, Alberto was placed into a program for gifted children.  He was taking AP courses while in high school competing against his US born friends who were also upwardly mobile.  After getting to Washington he enrolled in a program called “running smart”, which allowed him to graduate from South Puget Sound Community College only 6 months after graduating from high school.

 

 

 

 

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Evergreen State College


Alberto’s next step was Evergreen State College where he completed 5 quarters while holding down a full time job.  It had to be that way.  Alberto is the father of three children.  He has a family to support.

 

 

 

Please Sign Alberto’s Petition

 

 

But starting an early family has not kept this youth from reaching for the American Dream.  Alberto started his own business so he would have enough flexible time to be a good father and go back to school.  He wants to be a pharmacist tech and has been studying at Clover Park Technical College.  Despite working his tail off in two jobs and taking care of his children, he got a B in one of his classes during his first quarter at Clover.  He managed A’s in his other three classes.

 

 

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Into every life some rain must fall.  For Alberto that rainy day came on November 16th, 2010.  Alberto was detained by ICE at his home.  That started a nightmare stay in ICE detention where he spent 30 agonizing days away from his family, away from his work and out of school.

 

 

 

Alberto’s next scheduled hearing is July 7th, 2011.  He may face deportation today.  His family and friends are asking you to sign a petition on his behalf.  Even if he does not get a free ride across the border today, meaning maybe his case might be continued, he can still use your support.  These cases tend to take awhile.  Strong community support is critical for successful candidates.

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Clover Park Technical College


Alberto is exactly the kind of case they are talking about when they say President Barak Obama should stop deportations of Dream Act eligible students.  These include people who had little choice, or worse, have no memory about how they came to the US.  Either they are in school or soon to be in school.  Likely, they have strong family ties to the US, including children or parents who are US citizens.  Imagine what a deportation will do to the future of three kids who could be forced to grow up without a father.

 

 

 

Please sign Alberto’s petition

 

 

 

Please sign the petition originally penned by Richard Hartwell, an activist fighting his heart out for the passage of the Dream Act.  Let’s just say, if you have Richard on your side you have a darn good friend!

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