There has been a LOT of discussion lately about possible changes to immigration law. We have been receiving many phone calls and wanted to remind everybody -- there is NO NEW IMMIGRATON BILL. Nothing has been submitted to Congress. There is a lot of talk out there but nothing has changed.
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.
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.
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.
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