WASHINGTON – Herminia Gallego and Gerardo Torres have seen so many friends and family arrested on immigration charges that the Arizona residents decided it was time to take action – by getting arrested themselves. They were among the 32 protesters arrested Monday outside the White House at a rally urging President ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Capitol police escort a protester holding a "No More Deportations" banner out of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration Wednesday. Read the whole article at http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/13/senate-immigration-hearing/1916461/