Sunday, September 30, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
First, Donald Trump separated families at our border and detained legal asylum seekers without cause.
Then, he ordered children to be locked in cages and kept them away from their families for months, to the point where some didn't even recognize their parents.
Now, he's creating a "family jail" to detain children and parents together -- indefinitely. We've done that in America before; we called them "internment camps." Wrong then, wrong now.
Kids belong in schools, in homes, on playgrounds -- not behind bars and barbed wire.
MOVING COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM
With a firm understanding of the contributions of the undocumented community to California’s culture and economy, Kevin has led the fight against President Trump’s direct attacks on our immigrant communities. He believes it’s time for Washington, D.C. to act on immigration reforms that provide a path to citizenship, reduce immigration court backlogs, and clear out overcrowded detention centers. Kevin has been a strong advocate for immigrant families ever since he got his start as a community organizer because he knows California’s diversity is its greatest strength.
See Kevin de Leon's positions on many issues.
HUNDREDS OF ICE ARRESTS: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced hundreds of arrests in recent days. Here's a snapshot:
—Tuesday: 83 arrested over a four-day period in Wisconsin
—Wednesday: 150 arrested over a three-day period in the Los Angeles area
—Wednesday: 98 arrested over a 10-day period in Texas and Oklahoma
—Thursday: 105 arrested in Michigan and Ohio over a 10-day period
The arrests could be an effort to increase removal numbers before the close of the fiscal year, John Sandweg, an acting ICE director during the Obama administration, told Morning Shift. Despite Trump's intense focus on immigration, removal numbers in fiscal year 2017 remained far below the levels under Obama. For example, ICE removed roughly 226,000 people in fiscal 2017. Compare that to nearly 410,000 at peak levels of the Obama administration.
ICE is on pace for roughly 255,000 arrests this year based on figures through the first three quarters of fiscal 2018. That would be higher than the last few years, but still far below most annual Obama totals. Sandweg argues that much of that is out of the administration's control: the immigration courts continue to be a chokepoint that slow removals and many families and children arriving at the border each month seek asylum.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
FUEL/CRLAF is hosting a “Train the Trainers” Know Your Rights and Family Emergency Preparedness Assistance training on Thursday September 20th at the Maple Neighborhood Center. This is part of our "train the trainers" community capacity building training series, those who are trained through these workshops will be equipped to deliver this information and presentations on their own at their respective school site and will receive technical assistance from CRLAF/FUEL attorneys if they have questions regarding immigrant rights updates.
Participants must register (RSVP) on Eventbrite.
First Session 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. : Know Your Rights Training
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This training includes: Updates on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Laws and Policies Addressing Obstacles to Higher Education for Undocumented Students, Other California Legislation, General Immigration Information, and Know Your Rights when encountering Law Enforcement.
Second Session 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. : Family Emergency Preparedness Assistance Training
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This training includes: Information and template documents that can be utilized for parents seeking to create emergency plans for their children in the event they are deported. While it is our hope that you never have to use the plan, it is important to have one in place to reduce the stress of the unexpected. You will be trained to assist with making a child care plan, update emergency numbers, filling out a Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit, and Travel with a Minor document.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
· He has magnified racial prejudice to win tax cuts for the wealthy, to assault labor unions, and to reverse efforts to halt climate destruction.
· He has collaborated with the Russians while cutting health care for the poor in the U.S.
· We must stop him now before he and his enablers can further consolidate power.
· The available way to stop him is to Vote to win control of the U.S. Congress in the 2018 election.
Trump’s Racially Divisive Politics Must Be Exposed and Opposed !
The intolerant campaign promoted by Donald Trump and supported by the Republican Party is a call to the “silent white majority” and a demand that 11 million immigrants be deported. This campaign promotes a dangerous and divisive racial message. It must be vigorously opposed.
Donald Trump is a serial liar, he regularly incites political violence and he is a rampant xenophobe, racist, and misogynist. He has sought to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. He promises to build a wall on the border that would cost at least $35 billion to build, and billions each year to maintain. And, it would not work.
Trump has an overly cynical and conspiratorial view of immigration: calling for building walls, breaking up families, and deporting people. This fear mongering political message has found a very receptive base within our society among xenophobic and angry conservative older voters.
This campaign is dangerous. It mobilizes right-wing anti immigrant forces. Trump’s campaign is not just racism- it is a strategy to magnify racism to win the election – and we must defeat it. He is promoting an anti Mexican, anti immigrant, anti Muslim agenda. This is more than the ranting of a fringe right. He is mainstreaming racism.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Thursday, September 06, 2018
PHOTO EXHIBITIONS - SACRAMENTO AND PLEASANTON
The Border, the Work and the Fight for Justice /
La Frontera, el Trabajo y la Lucha para la Justicia
Photographs by David Bacon
documenting the people and social movements of the border
Fotografias por David Bacon
documentando la gente y los movimientos de la frontera
The Union Hall Gallery
2126 K Street, Sacramento, CA
10A-4P, Mon/Lunes - Fri/Viernes
Reception/recepcion, Sat/Sabado, 9/8/18, 6-9P
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Sunday, September 02, 2018
What is happening to the children still separated from their parents at the border?