Undocumented youth activists stepped up their game in 2011, organizing civil disobedience actions, online video campaigns, and support for state-level DREAM Acts that would aid in tuition-relief.
Tag: Criminalization of immigration
Student walk-outs and acts of civil disobedience over the strictest state immigration law in the country may mark the start of a new wave of activism by immigrant youth in Arizona.
Legislation to criminalize undocumented immigrants may soon be headed to the governor’s desk in Arizona, causing alarm among immigrants and their supporters.
FI2W’s Valeria Fernandez was a guest on PRI’s The Takeaway. She spoke about the impact of Thursday’s raids on shuttle van companies in Arizona, in which 47 people were arrested.
On New Year’s Day, Jean Montrevil was detained in an immigration lockup. Less than a month later, after being freed following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, he will stand outside another jail where immigrants are held to protest the laws that placed him a breath away from deportation.
Pro-immigrant and civil rights groups from across the country will march in Phoenix this Saturday to denounce what they call the criminalization of undocumented immigrants in the area.
Can people change? This question is at the heart of the fight between Homeland Security and detained immigration activist Jean Montrevil. The answer has major implications for the reforms that lawmakers propose when they take up immigration reform after health care.
Jean Montrevil, a founder of the local branch of the New Sanctuary Coalition and a legal U.S. resident born in Haiti, was detained by immigration authorities on Dec. 30 during one of his monthly check-ins and is now awaiting deportation at a York, Pa., jail.
For Arizona immigrants 2009 was the year of raids in workplaces, traffic stops that led to deportations and reports of violations of human and civil rights.