Lee Maracle speaking at May Day Assembly 2011

Posted by admin on Jan 22nd, 2013

Talking about Indigenous Sovereignty and No One Is Illegal

Obama Administration To Stop Deporting Younger Undocumented Immigrants And Grant Work Permits

Posted by admin on Jul 8th, 2012

by  Elise Foley


WASHINGTON — The Obama administration responded to years of pressure from immigrants rights groups on Friday with an announcement that it will stop deportations and begin granting work permits for some Dream Act-eligible students.

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How the Right Made Racism Sound Fair—and Changed Immigration Politics

Posted by admin on Sep 13th, 2011

by Gabriel Thompson, Colorlines, 13 Sep. 2011

In June of 2009, Sen. Charles Schumer took the stage in front of a capacity crowd at the Georgetown Law Center. The event was billed as “Immigration: A New Era,” and Schumer, who chairs the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, was on campus to unveil his seven principles for a reform bill.

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Migrants clash with police in Italy

Posted by admin on Aug 2nd, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 07:22, Times of Malta

Hundreds of asylum-seekers clashed with riot police near an immigrant centre in the southern Italian city of Bari yesterday in a protest to demand refugee status that left dozens lightly injured. Protesters hurled rocks and metal bars at police lines, set off fires and trashed the facility on the outskirts of Bari. Police responded with tear gas and live rounds fired into the air and 30 protesters were arrested. The rioters blocked a main road and railway for several hours, disrupting regional train services and car traffic. A passing bus was also wrecked.

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Fiorito: Here is how we harm the wounded

Posted by admin on Jul 25th, 2011

Published On Mon Jul 25 2011, Toronto Star

The women wanted to talk but they were nervous and afraid. They live in Toronto, under the radar, without immigration status. One of the women had her refugee claim denied; she is appealing on humanitarian grounds. The other is being hunted as I write. I met them through Ruth Campbell, a research fellow at the Wilson Centre at the Toronto General Hospital. Ruth has just completed a study of some two dozen women who are here illegally, and who need medical help and can’t get it. Are they illegal? Ruth said, “The term I use is ‘undocumented; it doesn’t have the same judgment that ‘illegal’ has.” And then she said, “The women in the study, some of them have been tortured or raped, or they have had their sons shot in front of their eyes, or their husbands have been kidnapped; some of them, if they came forward, would be deported.”

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