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City of Chicago Under Review by OIG for Use of Gang Database

March 22nd, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The investigation comes after more than a year of campaigning for Chicago to be a real ‘Sanctuary’ for its residents by, amongst other demands, eliminating the Gang Database. Chicago, IL – Today Inspector General Joseph M. Ferguson announced that the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General will begin a review into […]

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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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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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Arpaio Run for Senate is Desperate Attempt to Save Failed Legacy

January 9th, 2018

  Phoenix, AZ – This morning the infamous former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced that he would be running for United States Senate in the state of Arizona. Carlos Garcia, Executive Director of Puente Human Rights Movement, the organization that has led campaign against Arpaio for the last 10 years for his violent and […]

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National Lawsuit Seeks to Expose Secrecy of Immigration Raids

November 13th, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Immigrant and civil rights groups around the country file lawsuit after ICE fails to disclose information regarding recent mass raids and threats of mass raids. Groups also highlight abuse of ICE agents and current harsh immigration enforcement tactics through coordinated events. Click here to read the lawsuit (Washington D.C) — Organizations around the country are […]

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Mijente Reacts to Trump’s Cancellation of DACA

September 5th, 2017

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Demanding that Congress Defend DACA, TPS and Initiate an Investigation on ICE

August 14th, 2017

Undocumented and immigrant leaders were joined by community organizations and labor unions on Monday to demand Members of Congress to defend DACA and TPS, to investigate ICE’s rogue actions and to hold the line on all hate legislation that further criminalize immigrants.

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After Health Care Loss, Trump Goes to Long Island to Beat Up on Immigrants

July 28th, 2017

“At a time when the administration is trying to defund health care, PBS, or almost all other government agencies over their supposed costs, it’s ridiculous to see it also trying to inflate ICE’s payroll.”

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Groups Push All Officials to Defend DACA and TPS

July 28th, 2017

DACA and TPS are irreplaceably necessary in their own right.

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