"We are marching to DC to demand Congress act on legislation to end racial profiling, demilitarize our police forces and invest in our communities. We are inspired and moved by young people and others across the country that continue to keep this movement alive in the name of Justice. We now want to see action from the powers-that-be – and it’s time we take the movement to them. Our voices and calls for justice, accountability, transparency, dignity and respect for all communities will ring throughout the halls of Congress. We will be heard. We will demand results.
Together we will march in honor of our heroes in Selma who risked everything to bring progress to Black American communities and strived for equal access to the democratic process for all people. We acknowledge their sacrifices and know that we can only march because of the path they paved for us.
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April 13 - Staten Island Press Conference at 9am - Step off at 10am - Richmond Valley Metro Station at Richmond Valley Rd aka Amboy Street, SI, NY
April 13 - Newark Rally at 7pm at Willing Hearts Community Center
April 15 - Rally in Philadelphia (location tbd)
April 16 - Rally at Lincoln University
April 18 - Rally with 1199SEIU in Baltimore
April 19 - Rally at University of Maryland (tbd)
April 20 - Rally at Howard U (possibly day begins with interfaith bfast at UofMaryland)
April 21 - Start off at Howard University with Rally at 10am - (slow, long march to National Mall)
April 21 - Rally on West Lawn of the US Capitol at 5pm
April 22 - Justice League meets with members of Congress
As Dr. King said, “we must never turn back”. Look forward to MARCHING with you in April!
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“Se va a analizar qué acciones podemos tomar porque la situación de la zona sureste es complicada, a lo mejor viajar a la frontera sur todos para hacer el llamado al gobierno, tiene que responder ante la violencia contra los migrantes”, mencionó.
Hace unos días, el albergue de “La 72” emitió una acción urgente a las Patronas, Amnistia Internacional y distintos activistas, al señalar al Instituto Nacional de Migración y la Policía Federal por provocar muertes de centroamericanos con el programa “Frontera Sur”
“El único que paga las consecuencias es el migrante, la situación es complicada para los migrantes en la región pues los que no son agredidos por personal de Migración o corporaciones policiacas, se ven obligados a buscar polleros que son los que termina pagando cuotas a la delincuencia para conseguir transitar sin ser víctimas de agresiones”, refirió.
De la misma forma lamentó la muerte de un joven que al saltar del tren para intentar escapar de personal del Instituto Nacional de Migración cayó a un río donde murió ahogado, pues pese a haber pedido auxilio porque no sabía nadar los elementos del INM lo ignoraron.
The case is one of two immigration-related cases they are currently pursuing. The other, filed with the Immigrant Defense Project and the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, seeks to uncover information related to ICE’s home raids policies and practices. As CCR supporters may remember from two Fourth Amendment cases that we successfully settled – Argueta v. ICE and Aguilar v. ICE – the government conducts terrifying, warrantless home raids in immigrant communities, a practice made notorious in the Bush Administration and that continues today. These cases are part of their ongoing commitment to challenge abusive immigration practices.
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Over a thousand women and children have been deprived of their freedom and have undergone tremendous trauma from their time in detention. Many women and small children have been held as long as 8 months.
Please join us and demand FREEDOM NOW FOR FAMILIES!
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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Saldaña’s boss, struck a very different tone last November when he acknowledged “the increasing number of federal court decisions that hold that [detention based on ICE requests to] state and local law enforcement agencies violates the Fourth Amendment.” He pledged to reform, and rename, the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program – which relies on state and local detention of immigrants – in a way that “supports community policing and sustains the trust of all elements of the community in working with local law enforcement.”
Saldaña’s statement, however, directly contradicts her boss’s approach, not to mention a recent federal appeals court decision that ICE can only make non-binding detention requests. Thankfully, neither she nor Congress can “clarify” the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment and principles of federalism prohibit forcing state and local jurisdictions to deprive people of their liberty based only on an ICE official’s suspicion of immigration violations. Saldaña’s testimony calls into question DHS’s commitment to reform the failed Secure Communities program, which has caused rampant racial profiling, hundreds of thousands of unjust family separations, and deters immigrants from calling the police – even after witnessing or being victimized by crime.
Secretary Johnson stated four months ago that a new Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) would be implemented to replace Secure Communities “almost immediately.” Among other proposed changes, the secretary directed ICE to discontinue many of its requests for detention. The ACLU analyzed PEP’s strengths and weaknesses. However, four months after the secretary’s announcement, PEP still does not exist and the stench of Secure Communities lingers on.
Saldaña’s few choice words asking Congress to force sheriffs sworn to uphold the Constitution to violate their oaths, and contradict their communities’ best judgments about local public safety, were shocking. By saying “Thank you, Amen, yes!” to Rep. Mulvaney, Saldaña insulted all the states and localities across the country who have wisely decided to stay out of immigration enforcement.
Saldaña’s answer casts serious doubt on whether DHS is truly committed to rebuilding the trust so badly damaged by Secure Communities. She and DHS must immediately clarify their true intentions and end ICE’s unconstitutional detention requests.
UPDATE: ICE Director Sarah R. Saldaña had this to say on Friday afternoon about her comments regarding Secure Communities: “Any effort at federal legislation now to mandate state and local law enforcement’s compliance with ICE detainers will, in our view, be a highly counterproductive step and lead to more resistance and less cooperation in our overall efforts to promote public safety.” (See full statement here: http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/statement-us-immigration-and-customs-enforcement-ice-director-saldana ) -- 1:46 p.m., 3/20/2015
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