67Sueños, organizing young people's voices for immigration rights, arose from the realization that a majority of undocumented youth would not benefit from "Dream Act" reforms previously debated.
Coordinator Pablo Paredes of the Pacific Mountain Region's San Francisco office currently mentors a group of seven migrant youth from "mixed status" families. Participants interview undocumented youth from their schools, communities, and day laborer centers. They run Encuentros or Gatherings of migrant youth.
Immigration authorities in New Jersey and nationwide have stepped up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes.
Activists on opposing sides of the immigration issue criticized immigration officials' characterization of the statistics as evidence that they are tackling immigration successfully. The AFSC's Amy Gottlieb weighs in.
Dignity, not detention, was the rallying cry Wednesday, when approximately 30 people gathered at the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office to protest conditions for immigrant detainees and the detentions themselves.
"Immigrants have equal rights. ... We don't believe detention is the solution to the current broken (immigration) law," said Chia Chia Wang of the American Friends Service Committee to the crowd.
PROVIDENCE - Several community activist groups have denounced a scheduled State House rally Friday morning by The Minuteman Project and Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement, saying it will stoke racism.
Protesters from several immigration and civil rights advocacy groups will greet Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the subject of a federal civil rights probe, when he comes to Nashua this week to speak at a Republican fundraiser.
In this opinion article, the writers say the fundamental American value that people must be paid for their labor is not being extended to day laborers in Newark. Day laborers are all too often robbed of their wages, taking a serious toll on not just these workers and their families, but on all workers and law-abiding employers in New Jersey.
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