Tag Archives: Activists

Montgomery council weighs funding lawyers for immigrants facing deportation

“The federal government is targeting our residents and our communities,” Riemer (D-At Large) said at a news briefing Monday. “So we need to respond.” The money — $373,957 from the county’s general fund — would be grante ...

What the Dreamers Can Teach the Parkland Kids

This is what set off the “Dreamer” movement, which fights for the rights of immigrant youth and their families. What began with me and my friends Carlos, Juan and Felipe walking turned into a national campaign joined by ...

Pep Rallies and Protests for Trump on First California Trip Since Election

It was part pep rally and part celebration of what they viewed, with the president’s trip, as a fulfillment of a promise, the reason they voted for him: the construction of a wall to keep undocumented immigrants away. ...

Protests to Await Trump’s Visit to California Border

Trump will visit eight towering prototypes for the wall on Tuesday before addressing Marines in San Diego and attending a fundraiser in Los Angeles. He'll be staying there overnight. ...

Va. activist held by ICE, prompting immigrant groups to push for her release

Alejandra Pablos, 32, traveled to the Phoenix area this week to check in with immigration officials in a 2013 case that stemmed from a felony conviction for driving under the influence in Arizona three years earlier. ...

What should immigration activists do now?

This does not show a lack of nerve, nor a lack of confidence in the public’s support for her legislative goals. (To the contrary, support for gun-safety laws and for “dreamers” has never been higher.) Rather, it is a rec ...

Oakland Mayor Dings Trump After He Calls It A ‘Disgrace’ That She Tipped Off Immigrants

President Donald Trump denounced Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Thursday for tipping off immigrants about federal raids in her city, saying from the Oval Office that “what she did ... was a disgrace.” ...

Muslim officer works with immigrants in Ohio capital city

One day, an officer asked, “Have you ever thought about being a police officer yourself?” It was the farthest thing from the mind of the Egyptian-born Bahgat, who arrived in Columbus as a teenager in 1980 speaking almos ...

ACLU wants separated immigrant mother and child reunited

ACLU lawyers on Friday requested a preliminary injunction in the case of the mother and daughter, who sought asylum in November. The woman is in a San Diego facility about 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) from the Chicago ...

Protesters Descend On ICE San Francisco Headquarters After Immigration Raids

Local activist groups organized the “emergency rally” to respond to the mass arrests in Northern California, just two weeks after more than 200 people were arrested in similar raids in the Los Angeles area. ...

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