wotfigo; As Europe’s’ Economy crashes more & more people are packing up & moving. To their old colonies. Tens of thousands from Spain & Portugal are moving the Ecuador, Argentina & Brazil. Once again, the Americas offer hope to the downtrodden of Europe.
First off, no human being is illegal. Never has been, never will be.
Second, a person entering another country “undocumented” is different. However, my bigger question is - why does anyone have to be documented? Aside from a general population count or something, why are people so willing to be…
In the most cruel and abhorrent manner a Missouri judge terminated the rights of a Guatemalan mother to see her 11 month-old son with whom she had entered the country illegally and placed the child for adoption. What’s more appalling is that the child is now five years old and the biological mother, Bail Romero, has been in immigration and adoption proceedings since, fighting to win back her child. According to the judge, “illegally smuggling herself into the country is not a lifestyle that can provide any stability for the child.” The Missouri Supreme Court ordered a review of the case and tragically, the second judge ruled her “parental rights had terminated because she had abandoned him while she was incarcerated.” This decision was not only detrimental to Bail and her son but also for the adoptive family who were placed in the heart-breaking situation.
Just learned that Viridiana Martinez has “placed herself” inside a Broward County, Florida ICE detention center and is “organizing from the inside” of the jail. Looks like there are detainees eligible for deferred action but still being held. Details in press release below.
NC Activist Infiltrates Florida Detention Center to Prove Bad Policies Continue
Organizing inside jail, Viridiana fights deportations from inside prison
CHARLOTTE—The North Carolina Dream Team will hold a press conference today outside the OFA office in Charlotte, NC (301 East 9th St., Charlotte) to discuss our internal review of Broward Transitional Center in Broward, Florida. Undocumented NIYA activists placed themselves inside the detention center in order to find people that should have been released as low-priority cases or by the new deferred action policy.
WHEN: July 31st 11 A.M. WHERE: OFA office in Charlotte (301 East 9th St., Charlotte) WHO: North Carolina Dream Team
white privilege is watching the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony and hearing the British and American commentators poke fun at the names of African and Asian countries and constantly refer to their negative downfalls (poverty, war, crime etc.) while they hold their…
I have considered creating this blog for a while now. Social justice and community issues have always made me feel sick and it was not until recently that I have built up the courage to channel this energy. This blog will not only consider Asian American and…
After 1,600 Filipino plantation workers went on strike for 8 months in Hawaii, local police shot dead nine strikers and fatally wounded seven.
By 1922 Filipino labor activist Pablo Manlapit had organized a new Filipino Higher Wage Movement which numbered some 13,000 members. In April 1924, it called for a strike on the island of Kauaʻi, demanding $2 a day in wages and reduction of the workday to 8 hours. As they had previously, the plantation owners used armed forces, the National Guard, and strike breakers paid a higher wage than the strikers demanded. Again workers were turned out of their homes. Propaganda was distributed to whip up racism. Spying and infiltration of the strikers’ ranks was acknowledged by Jack Butler, executive head of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association.
Strike leaders were arrested in attempts to disrupt workers’ solidarity, and people were bribed to testify against them. On September 9, 1924, outraged strikers seized two strike breakers at Hanapēpē, Kauaʻi and prevented them from going to work. The police, armed with clubs and guns, came to union headquarters to ‘rescue’ them. Filipino strikers were armed only with homemade weapons and knives.
today I’m feeling particularly down (actually this whole week) and I think talking about one of my worst memories, which cycles over and over again in my head always in moments like these, might make me feel better.
so I’m Han Chinese, and I speak Mandarin. I immigrated to…
Welcoming Rhode Island is a new, cutting-edge community based initiative sponsored by IIRI. The goal of Welcoming Rhode Islandis to create a more welcoming atmosphere where foreign-born individuals can thrive and become well-respected, integrated members of their communities. This initiative is not policy-orientated, but focused on grassroots outreach and education to create a stronger state.
Welcoming Rhode Island will use a three pronged approach to achieve its goals – local leadership development, strategic communication, and public engagement. The initiative will be guided by a Statewide Advisory Committee and will pilot in East Providence and Cranston where local committees will steer and implement the grassroots work. There are currently 14 other states across the country that are affiliates of the national organization, from Nebraska to Massachusetts.