Archive: 2013

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Oct2013
Some 250 people from about a dozen states converged in Arizona late last week for a series of trainings and civil disobedience actions in an attempt to shut down the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Beginning on Friday, activists--many of ... Read More

16

Oct2013
  The frustration, say immigration advocates, is reaching a fever pitch. That is why, many say, recent weeks have seen activists use chains and pipes to tie themselves to the tires of buses that carry immigrants slated for deportation to ... Read More

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Oct2013
Immigrant rights activists blocked the entrance to Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and held a demonstration in front of Phoenix’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement office on Monday, in the latest in a series of acts of civil disobedience to protest deportations. The ... Read More

19

Sep2013
WASHINGTON — Three Arizonans were among seven undocumented immigrants who handcuffed themselves to the White House fence and were arrested Wednesday as part of a protest against continued deportations. ''Not one more, not one more!" they chanted, in English and Spanish, as police and tourists looked on. Police showed up within minutes ... Read More

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Aug2013
Family members of some of the 223 people who were rounded up over the weekend by immigration authorities during a large-scale workplace raid at a Phoenix-area car wash chain are speaking out and asking to have their relatives released. “My children are ... Read More

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Jul2013
WASHINGTON – Katherine Figueroa was 9 and watching television reports of a workplace raid in Phoenix when she saw video of her parents being hauled away by sheriff’s deputies. They were eventually released, but the episode was jarring enough that Katherine, now ... Read More
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Jul2013
PHOENIX — Her parents are criminals, technically speaking, having pleaded guilty to impersonation for falsifying a Social Security number to secure employment, a felony in this state. They were caught in a workplace raid led by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 2009, a ... Read More

13

Jun2013
Op-ed by Jonathan Venegas This Father's Day will be sad without him here. When I think about my dad, I think about how nice and helpful and fun he is. He taught me how to play soccer and he plays with me and ... Read More

20

Mar2013
  Op-ed by Marisa Franco.  Originally published on Politic365. Despite the fact that political winds are blowing away from Arizona-style attrition politics, some officials in that state are determined to keep their tent staked in the ground, by hook or by crook.  ... Read More

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Mar2013
PHOENIX–Ivon Matamoros has been packing most of her baby daughter’s clothes and blankets to start a reluctant journey back to Mexico. Matamoros, 24, could be among hundreds of youth who qualify for a deportation reprieve under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). But she didn’t apply. New America media Matamoros ... Read More
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