By Leoncio Vásquez Santos
The 2013 March and Immigrant Rights Fair will take place May 1 at 4 p.m. at the Fresno Superior Court. The May 1 event will build on an immigration rally in March of this year (photo above) that was organized by the United Farm Workers.
With the reelection of President Barack Obama, we have heard statements by senators and other politicians that this year they must do something in regard to immigration reform. Obama himself has declared that if the Senate does not move, he will present his own initiative. Nonetheless, days have transpired …[Read the details]
By David Bacon
(Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt. The entire article may be viewed at www.truth-out.org/news/item/15788-demands-rise-on-congress-to-guarantee-immigrant-rights.)
In San Diego, nine activists completed six days of a hunger strike outside the Mission Valley Hilton Hotel on April 10—the day demonstrations took place across the United States demanding immigration reform. Hunger strikers were protesting the firing of 14 of the hotel’s workers, after Evolution Hospitality, the company operating the Hilton franchise, told them that it had used the government’s E-Verify database to determine that they didn’t have legal immigration status.
“The company says that E-Verify is making …[Read the details]
By Jamie San Andres
“We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us!” chanted some of the masses last year at the May 1 march. Some may ask, what do the members of the immigrant community mean when they claim that the border crossed them? The fact of the matter is that the United States, among other global powers facing waves of immigration, are facing the consequences of historic and current international policies that aimed to serve the economic interests of global powers and have disrupted and/or destroyed the political and economic autonomy and independence of southern hemispheric countries.
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By Eduardo Stanley
On April 2, the Associated Press (AP), perhaps the biggest news agency in the world, announced it would no longer use the term illegal when referring to immigrants without legal residence or working permits.
The announcement was made by Kathleen Carroll, vice president and executive editor of AP, who explained that the change will be reflected in the organization’s influential “manual of style”—a must-have book in any newsroom and for any journalist.
The decision made news. Several articles and opinion pieces were written and different immigrants’ rights advocates and organizations praised the move.
The United Farm …[Read the details]
By Eduardo Stanley
On Sunday, March 24, over 1,500 people marched in southeast Fresno in support of immigrant rights. The march,demanding a fair immigration process, was organized by the United Farm Workers union and community groups in Fresno. The next immigrant rights march will be held on May 1 at 4 p.m., at Courthouse Park in downtown Fresno.
Now that President Obama has unveiled his plans to overhaul the obsolete immigration law, many former opponents of such an idea are joining the tide, hoping to gain some Latino political support. But is it too late for them?
“If …[Read the details]