ICE FREE AZ

There's more than one way to stop a deportation.

With affirmative relief held up in the courts, and another 7 million people with no relief in sight, our movement must work to stop deportations from another angle, ending out-of-control enforcement and rampant criminalization.
There are still ICE agents stationed at the 4th Avenue Jail. People are still transferred from jail to ICE detention every day. The latest version of police-ICE collaborative policy, PEP COMM, means that millions of our loved ones are positioned at the dangerous intersection of the criminal justice and immigration legal systems. The criminalization of everyday life continues, and with it deportation of our loved ones. When we say #Not1More, we mean it.
The President’s next step should be to end ICE’s working with notorious Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and police departments enabled by SB1070.

It’s time to get ICE out of our neighborhoods, in Arizona and across the country.

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Oct2015
President Obama has called himself the "champion in chief" of immigration law reform, but there have been more deportations during his terms than any preceding president. 2.4 million at last count. And there's been an expansion of the entire detention system by nearly 47 percent in the last decade. Every ... Read More
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Sep2015
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Sep2015

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Aug2015
Protesters built a fence of faux coffins and body bags around the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Phoenix office Thursday to mark the three-month anniversary of the death of a 31-year-old Mexican held in a federal detention center in Eloy. Jose De Jesus Deniz-Sahagun, who choked on a sock May ... Read More

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Aug2015
Manifestantes exigen respuestas tras la muerte de 150 indocumentados en 10 años en centros de migración de ICE. Read the complete article here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP2z_PizC3I&feature=youtu.be

18

Jul2015
Cientos protestan por presencia de ICE en cárceles en en condado de Maricopa que maneja Joe Arpaio.

17

Jul2015
The boom of drums and the shuffling of hundreds of feet echoed off the Phoenix skyscrapers near the headquarters of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on Friday afternoon as protesters chanted, "Arrest Arpaio, not the people!" The protest, which began at the Phoenix Convention Center and ended at the sheriff's ... Read More

17

Jul2015
Spurred by the idea that the success of a rally against Sheriff Joe Arpaio would be measured by how many Netroots 15 attendees participated, hundreds of progressives streamed out of the Phoenix convention center to take part Friday. Read the complete article ... Read More

17

Jul2015
PHOENIX – At Netroots Nation in Phoenix this year, progressive activists had many topics to discuss: the upcoming presidential election, how Democrats could win control of Congress, LGBT rights. But just one issue was front and center: immigration reform. Each year, the conference’s organizers choose the location for the following year’s event ... Read More

17

Jul2015
Between 500 and 600 people marched from the downtown Convention Center to the 4th Avenue Jail, and then to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s headquarters, as part of protest with two demands: that Sheriff Joe Arpaio resign, and that U.S. ... Read More

16

Jul2015
Netroots Nation Conference, Immigration Laws Activists talked about immigration laws, focusing on workplace raids and traffic stops ordered by Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio. They also discussed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants. Read the complete article here: http://www.c-span.org/video/?327051-3/discussion-immigration-laws

14

Jul2015
PHOENIX — Nearly a year before Netroots Nation 2015, the largest annual gathering of progressive organizers, Netroots leaders and board members met with a small group of activists in Arizona. Organizers for the progressive conference, which is sometimes criticized for a lack of diversity, had a clear message: They wanted ... Read More
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May2015
Op-ed by Maria Rodriguez Mother's Day is supposed to be a time to celebrate the bond between mothers and their children. But because immigration agents are working with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, it's too often still a holiday filled with uncertainty for Phoenix-area moms like me. A week before Mother's Day last ... Read More
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Apr2015

27

Apr2015
For Immediate Release Four people arrested in civil disobedience outside of Arpaio’s contempt trial last Thursday reported that ICE agents are still stationed inside the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail.  One of the arrestees was interrogated by an ICE agent, even though she is only facing minor misdemeanors for blocking traffic ... Read More

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Apr2015
Durante la marcha en conmemoración al 5to. aniversario de ... Read More

24

Apr2015
PHOENIX -- Hundreds of protesters rallied before the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday, demanding that state police stop collaborating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The march from the Capitol to the 4th Avenue Jail was timed to coincide with the fifth anniversary ... Read More
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Apr2015
For immediate release Today, hundreds marched from the Arizona State Capitol to the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse, demanding an end to police-ICE collaboration in the state of Arizona.  Outside of Arpaio’s contempt hearing, four people were arrested blocking an intersection in an act of civil disobedience, holding banners that said ... Read More

23

Apr2015
A cinco años de aprobarse la SB1070, dos victimas de esta ley anti-inmigrante comparten su historia y su lucha para ayudar a otros afectados. Mira el video aquí: http://univisionarizona.univision.com/videos-univision-arizona/video/2015-04-22/hablan-victimas-de-la-sb1070/embed

23

Apr2015
More than 200 demonstrators gathered at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix before marching toward the Fourth Avenue Jail on Thursday, the fifth anniversary of when Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law, in protest of U.S. Immigration and Customs ... Read More

23

Apr2015
El jueves marco el quinto aniversario de la SB 1070—considerada en su momento una de las leyes más severas en contra la inmigración ilegal. Una marcha fue convocada para denunciar los daños que creó la ley en la comunidad inmigrante de ... Read More

22

Apr2015
For immediate release Contact: Caroline Picker, Puente, media@puenteaz.org, 510-501-7276 Five Years After SB1070, Immigrants March for #ICEFREEAZ On Anniversary of Racial Profiling Bill, Puente to March Against Police-ICE Collaboration as Deportations Continue What: March to launch #ICEFREEAZ Campaign Where: From AZ State Capitol (1700 W Washington) to Arpaio’s Jail (201 S 4th Ave) When: Thursday, April ... Read More
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Apr2015
Op-ed originalmente publicado en inglés en Al Jazeera America Cuando el Departamento de Justicia sometió una apelación de emergencia en la demanda contra la expansión de la acción diferida, algunos defensores respondieron que demuestra “el compromiso solido por el Presidente Obama a las familias migrantes por todo el país que ... Read More
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Apr2015
Op-ed by Carlos Garcia.  Originally published at Al Jazeera America. A federal appeals court is hearing oral arguments today to decide whether to stay a judge's injunction on President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. His new programs would allow undocumented people to apply for relief and get ... Read More

16

Apr2015
Activistas y miembros de la comunidad oranizan una manifestacion con motive del quinto aniversario de la ley SB1070. Lee el artículo completo aquí: http://univisionarizona.univision.com/videos-univision-arizona/video/2015-04-16/inmigrantes-recuerdan-dano-causado-por-la-sb1070

16

Apr2015
El evento será el 23 de abril a las 3 p.m. en el Capitolio Estatal, ubicado en 1700 W. Washington St. en Phoenix. La organización Puente convocó el jueves a la comunidad de Arizona a que se uniera a una ... Read More

16

Apr2015
For immediate release Puente will lead a march on April 23rd at 3:00pm from the Arizona Capitol to 4thAvenue Jail demanding the President stop his collaboration with Arizona law enforcement and remove his ICE agents from Sheriff Arpaio’s jail. Phoenix, AZ – April 23rd marks the fifth anniversary of former Governor Brewer ... Read More

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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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