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ALEC is everything Mijente stands against. Join our fight!

December 4th, 2019

SB 1070 in Arizona. Stand Your Ground in Florida. Three Strikes Law in California.   What do all of these laws have in common besides causing lasting damage to our communities? ALEC is behind them. ALEC (American Legal Exchange Council) is made up of conservative state lawmakers and corporations. It is a right wing policy machine […]

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Our Top 5 Moments from “El Chisme 2020: 1:1 with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren”

November 18th, 2019

El Chisme 2020 continues to flip  the script.  We’re showing what happens when “Latinx outreach” isn’t just a buzzword; when *we* create a space to center our community and our issues; when *we* write the questions that get asked and grip that mic like the reinxs we are, when *we* fill the room with a […]

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Announcing: Latinx Therapists Action Network!

November 11th, 2019

My name is Imelda Ojeda and I am part of the Latinx Therapist Action Network.  I am also a Masters in Social Work, a Mexican immigrant and a Therapist. Most of all I am deeply committed to the healing of Latinx people in my lifetime.  I believe that we will win and I believe that we will […]

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BREAKING: Palantir’s technology used in Mississippi raids where 680 were arrested

Image by Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press
October 4th, 2019

Palantir’s FALCON Tipline software tool, a tool it sells to the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), was used in the Mississippi raids that swept the state in August, when 680 people were arrested en masse by ICE agents. The Mississippi workplace raids were the largest immigration raid in a […]

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Our Top 5 Moments from “El Chisme 2020: One-on-one with Bernie Sanders”

September 20th, 2019

Our goal for “El Chisme 2020: One-on-One with Candidates” was to center Latinx voices, get real about issues our gente face every day, and finally be represented in political debate. During our first event with Senator Bernie Sanders, we did just that.  Audience member Kimberly Arellano spoke about her mom who was pulled over by […]

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Mijente’s Language Justice League Responds to the Administration’s Move to Silence Immigrant Voices and Remove Court Interpreters

August 22nd, 2019

On July 3, 2019, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Trump Administration Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), “is preparing to replace in-court interpreters at initial immigration court hearings with videos informing asylum seekers and other immigrants facing deportation of their rights.” On July 19, US News & […]

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Anduril’s New Border Surveillance Contract With the US Marine Corps & CBP

July 24th, 2019

The United States Marine Corps awarded a $13.5 million contract to Anduril Industries, Inc. to provide fully autonomous surveillance capabilities at four military bases, including one in Yuma, Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border, and sections of the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, which extends eastward from Yuma (reference). This contract demonstrates the new frontier […]

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8 Preguntas Claves Sobre Inmigración para los Candidatos Presidenciales

June 26th, 2019

El tema de la inmigración y la frontera entre EE. UU. y México ha sido un punto importante de enfoque para el presidente Trump. Hemos tenido un cierre del gobierno (shutdown) sobre este tema. La puerta giratoria del liderazgo en Inmigración y Control de Aduanas produce más y más personas obedientes a las órdenes de […]

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8 Key Questions on Immigration for 2020 Presidential Candidates

June 26th, 2019

The issue of immigration and the US/Mexico border has been a major point of focus for Trump. He has even shut down the government over this issue. The revolving door of leadership at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) produces more and more individuals obedient to Trump’s bidding. He has threatened trade wars with our neighbors […]

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Building our Resilience in the Face of Deportation Threats

June 26th, 2019

In this moment, when the state weaponizes trauma against our migrant communities, our tactic becomes building resilience.  The suffering inflicted on migrants has intensified during the current administration, illuminating the need for our movements to have access to culturally grounded and justice-oriented healing that is accessible to our frontline communities. The current political assaults on [...]

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Mijente Founding Member Carlos Garcia Stepped up to run for office in Phoenix, Arizona and won: Here are 8 Highlights from his Inauguration

June 13th, 2019

In case you missed it, Carlos Garcia, a founding member of Mijente and veteran community organizer won his city council election last week in Phoenix, Arizona – a city that is almost majority Latinx yet lacks candidates that truly support our community values. That’s why this year we were proud to include Carlos among our […]

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Watch Isa Noyola Describe How Trans Asylum Seeker Johana Medina’s Death in ICE Custody Shows How Much Is at Stake for Our Communities

June 4th, 2019

Mijente's Deputy Director Isa Noyola speaks on the death of Johana Medina Leon, a 25-year-old trans asylum seeker from El Salvador who died in ICE custody on Saturday, the first day of Pride month. You can support funeral costs for Johana through our fundraiser. “I’m going to share some reflections about all that is going [...]

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Scholars Tell UC Berkeley: Cut Ties with Palantir

May 29th, 2019

If you are an academic and would like to add your name to this letter, please sign here.   On May 30-31, 2019, Berkeley Law will convene the 2019 Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) in Berkeley, California. [1] A community of leading privacy scholars from around the world will present new work and interrogate […]

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Palantir Played Key Role in Arresting Families for Deportation, Document Shows

May 2nd, 2019

The data-mining firm Palantir played a key role in federal immigration efforts to target and arrest family members of children crossing the border alone, a new document released this week shows. The document, which details the efforts of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to prosecute and arrest parents and sponsors of immigrant children, contradicts claims […]

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Six Wins to Revel in from Chicago’s Election Beyond the Mayor’s Race

February 27th, 2019

We asked local comic designer and art activist and organizer, Vicko Alvarez Vega, to break down why last night’s election was a victory against Chicago machine politics at every level.  References to machine politics and race dynamics in Chicago aren’t super common in other cities so very briefly here’s a summary of how much this […]

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Case of Detained 15-Month-Old Baby Exposes Continued Separation of Families by Trump

January 24th, 2019

    Father’s charging documents did not include details of the family separation, hiding it from the court and from the public. Family and advocates demand her immediate release and demand answers to why the government continues to separate families.   PHOENIX — The Trump administration is still separating families who are stopped and detained […]

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Mijente Statement on Trump Address 1/8/2019

January 8th, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 8, 2019 CONTACT: Danielle Moodie-Mills, danielle@abpartners.co, 202-445-5210 PHOENIX — Marisa Franco, Director of Mijente, the national digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing, released the following statement about President Trump’s primetime address this evening about immigration and the border wall. “Donald Trump is exploiting his power to hold […]

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Get Your Mijente Swag at La Tiendita!

December 19th, 2018

Brought to you by popular demand...we’re excited to announce the official launch of our brand new online store aka La Tiendita! Folks can now order 5 popular Mijente swag items online, including: Our super comfortable and OG black Mijente hoodie Gray Mijente crew-neck t-shirt Red Mijente crew-neck t-shirt Black Rest in Pieces Machismo sweater White [...]

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Immigration Court Orders Alejandra Pablos Deported

December 11th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 11, 2018 CONTACT: Danielle Moodie-Mills, danielle@abpartners.co, 202-445-5210   Immigration Court Orders Alejandra Pablos Deported   Tucson, Arizona– Today a federal immigration court ordered the deportation of nationally known reproductive rights and immigrant rights activist Alejandra Pablos. Pablos, along with Mijente, a national Latinx organization leading on mobilizing against immigration enforcement […]

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Local San Anto Spots: Lánzate 2018

November 28th, 2018

Wondering what the best local spots to visit in San Anto are? Want to get the 411 from local community and help defend against gentrification? Check out this list of food, music, and community spots personally recommended by local Mijente members and show your support for local San Anto community business! The Esperanza Peace and […]

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Nos vemos en San Antonio: 2018 Lánzate Travel Playlist

November 28th, 2018

It’s time! Lánzate 2018 is almost here! If you remember our playlist from Lánzate 2016 in San Juan, you know a Lánzate travel playlist is a must for those long road trips and layovers. So here's some more música for your journey. This playlist has a little bit of everything you need to get in the groove: [...]

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Cuidate Checklist: Lánzate 2018 and Beyond

November 27th, 2018

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde Lánzate 2018 is almost here and we’re so entusiasmadx to learn, connect and build together in San Antonio. Large gatherings can sometimes feel intense so we put together this Cudiate Checklist with the help of [...]

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Tips for Undocumented and Non-Citizen Travelers Attending Lanzate in San Antonio Texas

November 18th, 2018

[Español aqui]   No part of this should be taken as legal advice or  an individual assessment of risk. Consult a trusted and experienced immigration attorney before making decisions about your travel plans. A NOTE FROM MIJENTE [Click here for a pdf version] This year Lanzate 2018 will be taking place in San Antonio, Texas. [...]

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Marisa Franco, Co-Founder of Mijente, Condemns Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice for Human Rights Abuses Against Latinx Community

November 8th, 2018

New York, NY — Marisa Franco, Co-Founder of Mijente, the political, digital, and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing and movement building, issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to remove Jeff Sessions as the head of the Department of Justice. “Jeff Sessions’ tenure was marked by inhumane efforts to […]

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New Report: Three Ways DC Can Improve “Sanctuary” Policies to #AbolishICE from the City

November 1st, 2018

Download the Report Today, Mijente and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG) released a new report, Three Ways D.C. Can Improve its “Sanctuary City” Policies to #AbolishICE from the City, that exposes the ways that D.C. participates in raids and deportations of its community members. The report calls on D.C. officials […]

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This Election, Pon tu Granito de Arena

October 30th, 2018

Every day we wonder if things could get any worse. For so many across our communities, it does. Trump is clear that the elections are a referendum on his agenda and tactics; he’s aggressively making his closing arguments and touting his track record this week. From sending troops to the border, promising fictitious tax cuts, [...]

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New Report Exposes Tech & Data Companies Behind ICE

October 23rd, 2018

Who's Behind ICE?The Tech and Data Companies Fueling Deportations Tech is transforming immigration enforcement. As advocates have known for some time, the immigration and criminal justice systems have powerful allies in Silicon Valley and Congress, with technology companies playing an increasingly central role in facilitating the expansion and acceleration of arrests, detentions, and deportations. What [...]

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Miami Escuelita: Aprendizaje Across Generations

September 27th, 2018

We are so excited for our intergenerational panel at the Miami Escuelita for Latinx changemakers this weekend September 29-30! Here’s a preview of the poderosas that will be sharing time and experience with us. Check out the full agenda aqui and remember, it’s not too late to Register!  Rosa Alicia Clemente is an organizer, political commentator and independent journalist. [...]

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Lanzate 2018: San Antonio, Texas

September 25th, 2018

On December 1st and 2nd, 2018, we are excited to gather once again, this time in San Antonio, Texas, for the third Lánzate convening. Right on time. Lánzate 2018 marks our largest, national gathering since Trump took office. It will come after the many rounds of attacks on our communities, and after our brave response […]

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Want a FREE ticket to Lánzate? Enter Our Bumper Sticker Design Contest

September 22nd, 2018

Psst... We're giving away a FREE ticket to Lánzate! Enter our Bumper Sticker Design Contest for a chance to win! The Mijente familia is growing bigger than ever and we're leveling up our swag + bienvenida with a custom Mijente bumper sticker designed by... YOU! Enter Mijente's first ever bumper sticker design contest for the chance to [...]

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Boston Escuelita: Aprendizaje Across Generations

July 20th, 2018

We are so excited for our Elders Panel at the Boston Escuelita for Latinx changemakers this weekend July 21-22! Here's a preview of the poderosxs that will be sharing time and experience with us. Check out the full agenda aquí. Remember, it's not too late to register!*  “Today I am alive because of love,” Felix [...]

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Escuelitas Are Back For 2018!

July 4th, 2018

What Are Escuelitas? Last summer, we held our first series of  Mijente Escuelitas for members and potential members to deepen our analysis, grow our skills, and strengthen the community of Latinx changemakers who can take on the attacks of our time and seize the opportunities to transform our future. The training will focus on looking [...]

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Mijente Responds to “Extreme and Retaliatory” Charges Against ‘Zero Tolerance’ Protesters Arrested During Yesterday’s Day of Action

July 3rd, 2018

Yesterday, 10 protesters were arrested for participating in a peaceful civil disobedience during the #FreeOurFuture Day of Action in downtown San Diego. The action was intended to send the message that people around the nation are demanding the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) and the against the criminalization of migrants by the […]

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Mijente Principles of Unity

June 30th, 2018

 EnglishEspañolPortuguês These are our Mijente Principles, to help us remember and guide us in struggle. 1. We are Latinx and Chicanx people that are part of movements for justice and self-determination for all people. We are pro-Black, pro-indigena, pro-worker, pro-mujer, pro-Lesbian Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer, pro-migrant because we hold all of those identities, and because our [...]

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Leading Latinx Racial Justice Organization Releases “Free Our Future” Policy Platform in Wake of War Waged Against Immigrants

June 28th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Monica Trevino, 773-573-8667 / mtrevino2319@gmail.com Leading Latinx Racial Justice Organization Releases “Free Our Future” Policy Platform in Wake of War Waged Against Immigrants Policy Calls for Full-Scale Decriminalization of Immigration Today, Mijente, a national Latinx organization leading on mobilizing against immigration enforcement and criminalization, released a comprehensive immigration policy platform “Free […]

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No Ban, No Wall, No Cages! #FreeOurFuture

June 26th, 2018

June 26, 2018 While the Trump Administration has intensified the war on Muslim communities in new and dangerous ways, our Muslim neighbors have been facing heightened threats to their survival for years. In the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. government framed Muslims and immigrants as threats to the “homeland,” leading to the massive reorganization of […]

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6 things everyone who cares about stopping separation of children must know about Trump’s Executive Order

June 20th, 2018

[En español abajo] ¡Ojo! Trump executive order still allows for family imprisonment and continued prosecutions. A quick look of the text shows: DHS will receive more money to create new family prisons that will hold parents and children together, while the parents are being criminally prosecuted and while their deportation cases are pending. Given that criminal […]

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Dramatic Increase of Mass Prosecutions Intensifies Family Separation and Criminalization Crisis

June 7th, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions brings back controversial Operation Streamline to San Diego Today news broke that the Trump administration is significantly escalating its “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to immigrants seeking refuge in the U.S. and plan to introduce a “fast-track” mass prosecution program. Akin to the already existent Operation Streamline in southern Texas […]

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Grants Freedom to Activist Alejandra Pablos From Immigration Detention

April 19th, 2018

Federal judge grants activist Alejandra Pablos freedom from detention, showing community organizing works. Now we must demand that Governor Ducey pardon Alejandra so she can have a chance to fight her deportation and stay home. Follow Mijente to see live video of release Sign the Petition for Pardon Share the video of her release What […]

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Calling ALL Latinxs! Help Elect the First Black Female Governor in the Nation!

April 18th, 2018

What does Georgia have to do with defending our families and communities against Trump?

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5 Ways to Support Ale During Her Hearing #ReleaseAle

April 9th, 2018

After 4 weeks in detention, beloved activist and Mijente member Alejandra "Ale" Pablos finally received a date for her bond hearing! Ale has been held without bond since being taken into custody during a regular check-in with ICE on March 7. The bond hearing is Ale's chance to be released, but she needs everyone's support [...]

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Date Set for Alejandra’s Bond

April 9th, 2018

Mijente member Alejandra Pablos was granted a bond hearing, which will determine if she can be released from detention. Click here to find out how you can support. Immigrant rights and reproductive rights activist Alejandra Pablos was granted a bond hearing before an immigration judge, to determine whether she will be released; she will be […]

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A Letter to Mijente: “I’m Fighting with You”

April 4th, 2018

Mijente member Alejandra Pablos has been in ICE custody since March 7th. She wrote these powerful words to fellow members to show her love and gratitude.

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Shackle Sessions, Not the People #FueraSessions #SessionsOUT

March 26th, 2018

  Washington, D.C. – A statue of Attorney General Jeff Sessions was be unveiled in front of the U.S. Supreme Court today by Latinx and immigrant rights organizers, calling attention to the defense of the Department of Justice in favor of chaining and shackling all people appearing before a federal judge. In the case, United […]

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We Do It For Our Gente: Release Ale Now

March 21st, 2018

Alejandra Pablos is a beloved Mijente member and fierce organizer that has been in ICE custody since March 7th.

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Undocumented Activist Targeted by ICE Asks Immigration Judge to Throw Out Case Based on First Amendment

March 13th, 2018

Maru Mora-Villalpando, a Washington-based organizer facing her first immigration court date, files Motion to Terminate her deportation proceedings, citing First Amendment violations.

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10 Ways to Fight for Ale #ReleaseAle #AlevsICE

March 12th, 2018

One day before International Women’s Day, nationally renowned immigrant rights and reproductive rights organizer and long-time Mijente member Alejandra Pablos was detained by ICE. She is the latest immigrant rights advocate facing deportation and is currently being held without bond at Eloy Detention Center in southern Arizona.   Since her detainment last Wednesday, Ale has […]

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Trump Supreme Court Gives ICE Power to Hold People Indefinitely, Making Private Prisons Millions

February 27th, 2018

  The Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that U.S. Immigration officials can hold people indefinitely, without receiving bond hearings. Carlos Garcia, Mijente member and Executive Director of Puente Human Rights Movement in Arizona, issued the following statement on behalf of the organizations: “The decision of the Supreme Court will have a permanent impact […]

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ICE Targets Undocumented Immigrants Who Share Their Story in the Media

February 26th, 2018

Immigration agents claimed they pursued activist Maru Mora-Villalpando when they found her name and story in a local newspaper, labeling her an “anti-ICE” activist. The Seattle Field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released documents stating that immigrant rights organizer Maru Mora-Villalpando came to their attention after she “stated that she is ‘undocumented’ in […]

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Washington State Sent Information on Undocumented Activist to Immigration Enforcement Agency

February 15th, 2018

Documents show the WA Department of Licensing (DOL) shared personal information used in the targeting of activist and mother Maru Mora-Villalpando. See the e-mails from DOL and ICE below. Maru and Washington-based organizers are asking the state and the DOL to take steps to address the harm they have caused all people whose information was [...]

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This Valentine’s, Let’s Make it About #AmorSinFronteras

February 9th, 2018

This Valentine’s Season, instead of taking your hot date to la taqueria invite them to join you in celebrating your local taquerxs, panaderx, cocincerxs y mas! Let’s love on all the workers that make our Latinidades present. We invite you to pick your favorite Valentine’s Day card, put it in a nice frame (or not), [...]

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Everything We Know So Far about the Chicago Gang Database

February 6th, 2018

A new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Policing in Chicago Research Group, Tracked and Targeted: Early Findings on Chicago’s Gang Database, provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on the Chicago Gang Database and the harms that it causes Black and Latinx communities in Chicago.  Read the full report here. “The report [...]

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#TackleICE out of Super Bowl Sunday

February 4th, 2018

ICE has an annual propaganda campaign that uses the Super Bowl to promote their agency using #ICEatSB52 We won't let this agency that rips apart our families and deports our loved ones claim to be anything else. So we're making a twitter storm to raise awareness about what they actually spend most of their time and [our] [...]

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Resistance to the Trump Agenda Must Include ICE and the Department of Justice

February 1st, 2018

  Our resistance to a Trump agenda and our fight for immigrant rights needs to go beyond the halls of Congress. As the White House proposal is exposed as yet another racist puzzle piece in the administration's ploy to advance white supremacist values, we must strategize to also bring down the two agencies that continue [...]

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When Police Murdered an Elderly Man Clutching a Crucifix, His Daughter Turned Grief into Action

January 3rd, 2018

Unarmed 73-year-old grandfather Francisco Serna, who suffered from dementia, was murdered by police while walking near his home. His daughter, Laura Serna, is organizing families of victims of police violence to demand justice for their loved ones. Bakersfield Police is known as the deadliest police force in the nation.

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Why Is Mijente Mobilizing Latinx for Stacey Abrams?

December 14th, 2017

Endorsement December 12, 2017 As a national political home for Latinx and Chicanx organizing, Mijente calls for a mobilization in support of State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia as part of a pro-Black, pro-Woman, pro-community agenda to show Latinx power, elect progressive candidates of color, and defend US born and immigrant Latinx communities. […]

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Chicago Gang Database Targets Black and Latino Men [Infographics]

December 4th, 2017

An analysis of the Strategic Subject List reveals that 96% of the people identified as suspected gang members by the Chicago Police Department are Black and Latinx.   (Chicago, Illinois) - In a recent analysis of the Chicago Police Department’s Strategic Subject List (SSL), a  tool used by the Chicago Police Department to predict who [...]

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10 REASONS TO WORK AT MIJENTE!

November 29th, 2017

We’re hiring! Here are 10 reasons to work at Mijente

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The Death of a Puerto Rican Lie

November 27th, 2017

While desperation is brewing in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María, anger is reaching a boiling point in its Diaspora. The few U.S. media to care enough to report, detail an accelerating scarcity of safe drinking water, gasoline, and food. Most islanders are without electricity, so the Diaspora linger with the unknown, left to see a [...]

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A Mix of UndocuLove, Strength, Y Rabia: Listen Now

November 22nd, 2017

More and more, our movements don't have a single soundtrack, but a mix of many--multi genre, multi lingual accents and melodies that move through and within ecosystems of our collective struggles. We invite you to listen to DJ Sizzle's powerful, newly released compilation of music and audio clips of key moments of intervention from the [...]

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