Posts Tagged ‘detention’

Latinxs in Philadelphia are Speaking Out: Stop Criminalizing Us

January 17th, 2022

In the last 10 years the Latinx community in Philadelphia has grown by 27%, and has nearly tripled since 2000. Today, many are fighting to get ICE out of their schools and state.   Criminalization of Latinxs has only grown over the years as Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) is given more power to target, detain, and [...]

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Celebrating a Wave of 2021 Community Wins!

December 16th, 2021

In 2021, Mijente saw a wave of wins that were possible because you! The organizers and volunteers, advocates and activists that pushed for justice made space for community victories. These flowers are yours, and we want to celebrate the wins with you. The start of the year found us in the final sprint of our […]

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These Immigrants Organized & Won $17 Million from a For-Profit Detention Center

December 2nd, 2021

As of late October, a ruling by a federal judge set a new precedent for private detention centers in Washington. GEO Group, the company that runs the Northwest ICE Processing Center for immigrants, must pay people who are detained and working in the facility the state’s minimum wage.  Here’s the story on how our compas […]

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Highlighting Partner #CommunitiesNotCages Actions in Atlanta, Phoenix, & Seattle

October 11th, 2021

On Thursday September 23, over 70 civil and immigrant rights organizations gathered to host actions across the country in the Communities Not Cages national Day of Action. This national Day of Action was coordinated to demand that President Biden shut down all detention centers, reunite currently detained people with their families and community, and stop […]

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El Pueblo Se Defiende, Local Deportation Defense

July 9th, 2021

During Part 2 of our El Pueblo Se Defiende series, grassroots organizers shared their experiences fighting deportations under the current Biden administration and the strategies they suggest to others who want to be involved in deportation defense work in their local community.  We spoke with Xanat Sobrevilla, organizer with Organized Communities Against Deportations, Carlos Sauceda […]

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The Marching Orders To ICE Agents & Our Intervention

June 15th, 2021

Deportations and immigration enforcement have continued to be a part of our daily lives. In the past few months, we’ve seen detention rates rise and President Biden call for an $18 million increase in ICE funding. And just last week the Supreme Court made it harder for immigrants with temporary protective status (TPS) to become […]

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Eyes On ICE: Truth & Accountability Campaign

May 5th, 2021

On March 1, 2021, we launched Eyes on ICE: Truth and Accountability Forums under the We Are Home Campaign. This series of virtual and in-person events were designed to expose the truth of immigration enforcement practices, spotlight the stories of those who have organized and been impacted by ICE, and share solutions for a free […]

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Dismantle DHS & Defeat Trump

July 29th, 2020

Today Trump announced that he will call back federal officers from Portland. It was another failed political stunt, but it shows us how far he is willing to go to retain power. The federal agents who descended on the city, uninvited and unwelcome, in unmarked vehicles, disappearing people with little to no regard for civil liberties, […]

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Moving Biden Toward Community Demands: Unity Task Force Releases Recs

July 8th, 2020

Mijente director Marisa Franco issued the following statement on the Biden campaign’s newly announced immigration policy commitments. Franco was a member of the campaign’s unity task force on immigration as one of the representatives negotiated by the Bernie Sanders team.

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Mijente Statement on Kentucky SB1, HB51, & SB89

January 28th, 2020

#CrushICE   #SanctuaryforAll   #NoSB1 To sign onto this letter, please contact mijentelou@gmail.com Spanish | English | French En fuerte solidaridad con activistas y organizadores, los miembros de Mijente Louisville y Lexington y en todx el estado de Kentucky, se unen en oposición a los proyectos de ley fascistas y anti-inmigrantes SB1, HB51 y SB89, […]

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