Puente Movement


A new lawsuit filed Wednesday against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio challenges business raids conducted by the Arizona sheriff’s office that have led to the arrests of hundreds of immigrant workers on charges of using fake or stolen IDs to secure employment. “We’ve finally come up with this lawsuit as ... Read More


Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's last standing avenue for illegal-immigration enforcement is now being challenged in federal court. A local civil-rights organization on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to end Arpaio's trademark workplace raids, an often-touted law-enforcement effort that has led to the arrests of hundreds of immigrant workers since 2008. The suit ... Read More


Originally published at http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/hunger-strike-activist-reunites-with-mother-246174276002


When José Valdez talks about his son Jaime, his eyes shine. “He is one of the sweetest young men you’ll ever meet,” José said on Wednesday through an interpreter. “I don’t say that just because I’m his father. He’s a young man who likes to help people. He thinks about humanity. ... Read More


Op-ed by Cynthia Diaz “Cynthia! They’re taking your mom!” The sound of my dad’s shout woke me up at seven in the morning. I ran to the front door of our Arizona home that morning, where 10 agents in black uniforms surrounded my mom. Already handcuffed in ... Read More


Tres familiares de personas deportadas o en proceso de expulsión de Estados Unidos iniciaron el martes 8 una huelga de hambre indefinida en un plantón que realizan desde el sábado 5 decenas de activistas frente a la Casa Blanca. La joven “soñadora” Cynthia Díaz, de 18 años y nacida en Arizona, ... Read More


A group of three people and their supporters began camping out in front of the White House on Saturday, coinciding with a national day of action against continued deportations by Obama’s administration.  And today, they’ve started an indefinite hunger strike. Jose Valdez, a 55-year-old construction worker from Arizona already knows ... Read More


WASHINGTON -- Three immigration activists began a hunger strike on Tuesday outside the White House to demand their loved ones -- a mother, a son and a fiance -- be released from detention. The protesters have both a narrow objection to the Obama administration's deportation policy and a far broader goal. ... Read More


The young woman jams her fist into the palm of her hand. One by one she cracks her knuckles. First one hand. Then the other. The noise sounds like frozen carrots breaking. Crack. Crack. Crack. Twenty-two-year-old Noemi Romero, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, cracks ... Read More
Immigrant Deportations


PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration advocates and supporters rallied Saturday in cities across the country in a renewed effort to push President Barack Obama to put a freeze on deportations. Organizers of the more than 50 planned "Day of Action" demonstrations said ... Read More
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