Last month a court ordered that Latinos and other immigrants can’t be stopped and interrogated at random. And, surprisingly, the Border Patrol isn’t crying foul.
Represented by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Vargas later sued the federal government, claiming that he was illegally arrested by the Border Patrol. While the artist was, in fact, undocumented, the Fourth Amendment requires probable cause before any arrest is made. Instead, Vargas claimed, what Agent Hafstadt (as well as the local officer) did in his case was to profile him based on his race. Read more
To commemorate the last five years of resistance and movement building, groups from across the country are joining with Puente as they launch their ICE Free AZ campaign to finish the job of ending the collaboration between ICE and police empowered by the racial profiling law.
You can be part of the convening by joining one of the virtual conferences throughout the week.
10:00am pacific Thursday April 23rd - SB1070: Five Years of Resistance
10:00am pacific Friday April 24th - Women on the Frontlines
5:00pm pacific Friday April 24th - Civil Disobedience & Migrant Rights (Spanish)
10:30am pacific Saturday April 25th - Next Generation of Resistance
STC News Update Slideshow from our last meeting – the photos didn’t come through, but the url links will work.
FARMWORKER AND IMMIGRATION NEWS UPDATE
Stop the Checkpoints April 13, 2015
UPDATE ON IMMIGRATION REFORM AND OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDER
Executive order is tied up in lawsuit – 25 states suing to stop Obama’s DACA and DAPA orders as unconstitutional.
Congress is doing nothing but gearing up for next presidential election and Republicans are scrambling to decide their platform on this.
States are moving on their own to make reforms:
In California,AB 60 gives undocumented immigrants the legal ability to obtain driver’s licenses. It has drawn an overwhelming — and unprecedented — amount of applicants.Close to 500,000 people have applied under AB 60 since the law was implemented on Jan. 2, 2015
Ten other proposed bills in CA would give undocumented people the right to get MediCal, prohibit employment discrimination based on immigration status, etc.
SAKUMA FARMS & DRISCOLL BOYCOTT
College students are rallying around the boycott and have succeeded in getting TERRA in Bellingham to stop carrying Driscoll’s berries
Boycott has spread to Chicago
SakumaBros. applying for 600 guestworkers in 2015
Numbers of foreign guest workers are soaring! especially in Washington State
WA farmworkers rallied at certification hearing and presented hundreds of signatures of local farmworkers ready and able to work – calling for no guest workers permits for Sakuma.
WOMEN’S HUNGER STRIKE
AT KARNES,TX DETENTION CTR.
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/apr/06/us-government-holding-fewer- immigrants-detention/? utm_source=kpbs&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=user- share&utm_content=permalink&utm_term=share-button
HONDURANS MAIMED BY
LA BESTIA SEEK TO TALK TO OBAMA
MUSIC VIDEO FOR “AMIREDIS”
WHAT WE CAN DO:
Boycott Driscoll berries and Sakuma Farms berries and share it on social media or write a letter to the editor
Spread the boycott news at a P.A. or Sequim Farmer’s Market table
Protest Sakuma Bros. and other agribusinesses requests for guestworkers, sign the petition at
Participate in Sunday, May3, May Day March and rally in Bellingham or Friday, May 1 march in Seattle from 3-6pm at Judkins Park
WHAT WE CAN DO -PART 2
Detention Center issues:
support Karnes women detainees hunger strike and call for closure of family detention centers, sign petition at www.webelongtogether.org
Spread the word about billions of dollars wasted on private detention centers where detainees are mistreated
Join students from several colleges at the Saturday, April 18th Rally and Protest at the NW Detention Center in Tacoma
WHAT WE CAN DO-PART 3
Hondurans maimed by La Bestia
call on US government to stop funding the paramilitaries and gangs in the “war on drugs”, that make Honduras the murder capital of the world.
sign petition for Obama to meet with Hondurans disabled while seeking refuge in U.S.