Immigrant Pacific Steel workers march to protest firings

May 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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from “Z” Magazine

Two hundred immigrant workers and hundreds of supporters marched through downtown
Berkeley on February 17, 2012, protesting their firing from Pacific Steel Castings.
The company is one of the city’s biggest employers and the largest steel foundry
west of the Mississippi River . Starting at City Hall, they walked for an hour
past stores and homes as bystanders often applauded. Teachers and students at a
Montessori school along the route even came out to urge them on. Read more

Secure Communities activated in WA State in spite of local refusals

April 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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NWIRP – Jorge Baron, April 3, 2012
We were deeply disappointed to
learn last week that the controversial Secure Communities program will be activated
throughout Washington starting today
. There has been no public
announcement, of course, but this is par for the course for this flawed program that has been shrouded in secrecy and misinformation since its inception.  Read more

Border Patrol – Obama plan won’t affect operations

April 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Article published Apr 3, 2012
By Paul Gottlieb , Peninsula Daily News
The Obama administration’s temporary suspension of the immigration court dockets for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in four cities, including Seattle, does not go far enough in addressing flaws in the system, opponents of the Border Patrol’s stepped up presence in Clallam and Jefferson counties said. Read more

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