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Victoria contra deportaciones en Minnesota
Sheriff Stanek anuncia que la cárcel del condado de Hennepin ya no coopera con ICE
La Campaña No Más Deportaciones ha luchado por este cambio desde 2010

ImageEl Comite por los derechos de los inmigrantes en Minnesota (MIRAC) anuncia una victoria el 11 de junio cuando el sheriff Stanek del condado de Hennepin anunció que la cárcel del condado de Hennepin ya no va a honrar las solicitudes de la migra (ICE) para detener los inmigrantes por tiempo extra (“ICE holds”). Estas solicitudes han resultado en muchas deportaciones contra inmigrantes que no son culpables de ningún crimen.

MIRAC ha trabajado por este cambio desde 2010 a través de nuestra campaña No Más Deportaciones, como una manera de parar la cantidad indignante de deportaciones que estan sucediendo con nuestros amigos, familias y vecinos en el condado de Hennepin y alrededor del país debido al programa nacional de deportaciones conocido como “Comunidades Seguras”. Desde 2009 cuando Obama asumió la presidencia, 2 millones de personas han sido deportados, un número más alto que bajo cualquier otro presidente en la historia del país. La gran mayoría de dichas deportaciones ocurren en las carceles locales.

Durante los últimos cuatro anos MIRAC ha organizado decenas de protestas afuera de la cárcel del condado de Hennepin y la oficina del sheriff Stanek. La semana pasada protestamos afuera de un evento de campaña electoral del sheriff Stanek con esta demanda en el centro de Minneapolis, y tres activistas intentaron ingresar al evento respetuosamente para tocar el tema de las deportaciones pero les sacaron del evento de Stanek a la fuerza. Nos hemos reunido con comisionados del condado de Hennepin, hemos organizado días de llamadas a los comisionados y al sheriff para exigir ‘no más deportaciones’. Hemos organizado muchos eventos educativos y entrenamientos ‘conozca sus derechos’ en iglesias y centros comunitarios en el condado de Hennepin sobre estos programas de deportación y como la gente puede protegerse.

Esa es una victoria de los inmigrantes, sus familias y amigos, y las organizaciones y los luchadores por la justicia social  quienes han hablado y luchado con valor para exigir que el sheriff Stanek hiciera este cambio.  Somos orgullosos de haber hecho nuestra parte en esta lucha para prevenir la separación de algunas familias inmigrantes en el condado de Hennepin. No es una victoria de MIRAC o cualquier otra organización sino que del movimiento entero por los derechos de los inmigrantes en Minnesota.

Dice Brad Sigal del Comite por los derechos de los inmigrantes (MIRAC), “Esta es una victoria importante contra las deportaciones y la separación de familias, pero la lucha sigue. Aunque es un avance, este cambio no para todas las deportaciones en Hennepin. sino que sólo algunas. Queremos un fin a todas las deportaciones. Y exigimos a todos los sheriff de los 87 condados de Minnesota a que sigan el sheriff Stanek y dejan de cooperar con ICE en sus cárceles. Y le exigimos al presidente Obama a que tome acción ejecutiva para expandir la acción diferida para parar las deportaciones en todo el país.”

El comite por los derechos de los inmigrantes en Minnesota (MIRAC) es una organización de base, voluntarios, que inició la campaña ¡No Más Deportaciones! para luchar por un alto a las deportaciones en Minnesota y en el país entero. MIRAC trabaja por la legalización para todos y la igualdad plena, sin importar la condición de ciudadanía.MIRAC pertenece a la red nacional Legalización para Todos.

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June 11, 2014

Victory against deportations in Minnesota!

Sheriff Stanek announces Hennepin County Jail won’t cooperate with ICE hold requests

MIRAC’s No More Deportations campaign pushed for this change since 2010

MIRAC protest outside Stanek campaign fundraiser

MIRAC protest outside Stanek campaign fundraiser

The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) reports a victory on June 11, Hennepin County Sheriff Stanek announced that the Hennepin County Jail will no longer honor Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests, or “ICE holds”, which have resulted in countless deportations against immigrants who are guilty of no crime.

MIRAC has worked for this change since 2010 through our No More Deportations campaign, as one way to stop the outrageous number of deportations that are happening to our friends, families, and neighbors in Hennepin County and around the country in the wake of the disastrous “Secure Communities” national deportation program. Since 2009 when President Obama took office, 2 million people have been deported, more than under any other administration in U.S. history. Most of those deportations happen through county jails.

Over the past four years MIRAC has organized dozens of protests outside the Hennepin County Jail and Sheriff Stanek’s office. Just last week we protested about this issue outside Sheriff Stanek’s reelection campaign fundraising event in downtown Minneapolis, while three activists also attempted to respectfully raise the issue inside the event but were forcibly removed. We have met with Hennepin County commissioners, and we have organized call-in days for people to call their county commissioner and call the sheriff to demand ‘no more deportations.’ We have organized dozens of educational events and ‘know your rights’ trainings at churches and community centers in Hennepin County about these deportation programs and how people can protect themselves.

This is a victory of immigrants, their families and friends, and organizations and fighters for social justice who have spoken out boldly to demand that Sheriff Stanek make this change. We are proud to have done our part to contribute to this victory that will prevent immigrant families in Hennepin County from being separated. This is not a victory of just MIRAC or any organization but part of the larger movement for immigrant rights in Minnesota.

According to Brad Sigal of the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), “This is an important victory against deportations and separation of families, but the struggle is not over. We will continue to fight to end deportations in Minnesota and nationally. We call on Ramsey County Sheriff Bostrom to follow Sheriff Stanek’s lead and immediately stop cooperating with ICE holds in Ramsey County. And we call on President Obama to take immediate executive action to expand deferred action to stop deportations nationally.”


The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) is an all-volunteer grassroots organization that initiated the No More Deportations campaign to fight for an end to deportations in Minnesota and in the country as a whole. MIRAC works for legalization and full equality for all regardless of citizenship status. MIRAC is part of the national Legalization for All Network.


Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee – MIRAC

4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407 | 612-888-MIRA | MIRACMN@gmail.com | facebook | MIRAC1.wordpress.com

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MIRAC needs your support to continue the struggle against deportations and for full equality and legalization for all.

If you can, please make a donation to MIRAC. You can donate online easily via paypal by clicking here or clicking on the ‘donate’ button below.

Thank you!

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Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee

4200 Cedar Ave South, Minneapolis 55407 | 612-888-MIRA | email | web | facebook

May 4, 2014

Dear Representative Thissen,

We are writing to express to you our view that you must bring HF348, the drivers license bill, to an immediate vote in the Ways & Means Committee and push for it’s passage on the House floor. The bill can and must pass this session!

The bill is universally seen as the highest priority in Minnesota right now for Latino immigrant workers and their families and communities. This is an urgent matter and cannot wait another year. The time to act is now.

Why is it urgent? As you may be aware, over 2 million people have been deported from the U.S. since President Obama took office in 2009. This is more than President Bush deported in his entire 8 years in office. Every family that includes Latino immigrants has been negatively affected by these deportations that separate families, separate children and parents. A large number of these deportation processes begin when people are stopped for driving without a license. These family separations are entirely unnecessary. If you pass HF348, many such deportations will be avoided. The issue of driving a car on Minnesota’s roads should have no relation to one’s immigration status.

As the legislative session is almost over, we urge to you take action immediately. You have no excuses. All the reasons you gave last year for not passing the bill such as lack of Republican support have now been resolved. Pass HF348 now!

The membership of the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC)

MIRAC is an organization that has been organizing for the rights of immigrants in Minnesota since 2006. MIRAC stands for legalization for all, no more deportations, and full equality regardless of nationality.

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Why do we march on May 1st? The origin of May Day

From MIRAC News/Noticias MIRAC #2, May 1, 2007

Every May Day, millions of workers around the world celebrate International Workers Day, the original Labor Day. Here in the U.S., Labor Day is officially celebrated in September, and has lost its political and labor character. It is seen by many as little more than an end-of-summer barbecue. But the real origins of May Day can be traced right here to the United States and the bitter struggles of working men and women for better wages, rights, conditions, and the eight-hour day.

On May 1st, 1886, tens of thousands of workers, many of them immigrants, held militant rallies across the country. The movement was particularly strong in Chicago, and two days later, police shot and killed four workers on a picket line. At a rally held the next day to commemorate the victims, a bomb thrown by an agent provocateur killed seven policemen. The police responded by killing several workers and injuring hundreds more. This has become known as the Haymarket Riot. In the following weeks, the police carried out systematic raids on strikers and trade unionists, breaking up meetings with violence. As a result, several workers leaders were framed, tried, imprisoned, and sentenced to death. In the years that followed, it became a tradition that every May Day, workers around the world would strike and demonstrate for the 8-hour day. Many countries eventually made it an official holiday so that workers wouldn’t go on strike that day.

[In 2006], millions of immigrant workers took to the streets of the U.S. and put the focus back on the working class origins of May Day. Immigrant workers are just like all other working people in the U.S. and around the world: they want decent jobs, safe housing, quality health care, a good education and a bright future for their children. They play an essential role in the economy, often doing some of the most back-breaking and lowest paid work, and they pay their taxes.

Yet they have few legal protections against abusive employers. The current attacks on immigrant workers are part of the attacks being faced by all working people. On this day of international workers’ solidarity, we invite everyone to get involved in the movement for immigrants’ rights by attending meetings, raising the issue in your trade union local, discussing with your co-workers, etc.

Let’s not forget that the eight-hour day, union recognition, and civil rights (just to name a few), were only won after mass united struggles by working people. Just as an injury to one is an injury to all, a victory for one is a victory for all! Together we can build a mass movement and win a better life for all of us, no matter where we were born.


De Noticias MIRAC/MIRAC News  #2, 1 de mayo 2007

¿Por qué marchamos el primero de mayo? Origen del Día Internacional de los Trabajadores

Cada primero de mayo, millones de trabajadores alrededor del mundo celebran el día  internacional de los trabajadores, el verdadero día del trabajo. Aquí en Estados Unidos, el día del trabajo se celebra oficialmente en septiembre, y el día ha perdido su enfoque político y laboral. Para mucha gente sólo es un día al fin del verano para hacer una barbacoa. Pero el verdadero día de los trabajadores empezó aquí en Estados Unidos con la dura lucha de mujeres y hombres trabajadores por mejores salarios, derechos, condiciones y un día laboral de 8 horas.

El primero de mayo de 1886, decenas de miles de trabajadores . muchos de ellos inmigrantes . organizaron protestas en todo el país. El movimiento fue particularmente fuerte en Chicago, y dos días después, la policía disparó y asesinó a cuatro trabajadores en una protesta. El próximo día, en una protesta para conmemorar a las víctimas, un agente infiltrado lanzó una bomba que mató a siete policías. Ante esto, la policía respondió matando a varios trabajadores y dejando a cientos más lesionados. Este día es conocido como .el motín de Haymarket.. En las siguiente semanas, la policía hizo varias redadas de forma sistemática en contra de los huelguistas y sindicalistas, interrumpiendo varias reuniones con violencia.

Como resultado, varios líderes sindicales fueron culpados ilegítimamente, juzgados,  encarcelados y sentenciados a la pena de muerte. En los años siguientes empezó la tradición de que en el primero de mayo, trabajadores alrededor del mundo hicieran huelgas y protestas  exigiendo que la jornada laboral sea de 8 horas al día. Muchos países eventualmente hicieron del primero de mayo un día feriado oficialmente para evitar así las huelgas en ese día.

[En 2006], millones de trabajadores inmigrantes tomaron las calles de los Estados Unidos para regresar el enfoque hacia el origen del primero de mayo con la clase trabajadora. Los  trabajadores inmigrantes son iguales que el resto de trabajadores de los Estados Unidos y en todo el mundo: ellos quieren trabajos decentes, hogares seguros, salud de alta calidad, una buena educación y un buen futuro para sus hijos. Los trabajadores inmigrantes tienen un papel esencial en la economía, frecuentemente haciendo el trabajo físicamente más duro y reciben los salarios más bajos. Pagan sus impuestos, pero tienen pocas protecciones legales en contra de empleadores abusivos.

Los ataques actuales en contra de trabajadores inmigrantes son parte de los ataques que  enfrentan toda la gente trabajadora. En este día de solidaridad internacional de los  trabajadores, invitamos a todos y todas a involucrarse en el movimiento para los derechos de los inmigrantes. Les invitamos a asistir a reuniones, a llevar el asunto de los derechos de trabajadores inmigrantes a su sindicato, a discutirlo con sus compañeros del trabajo, etc. No deberíamos olvidar que el día del trabajo de 8 horas, el reconocimiento legal de sindicatos, y los derechos civiles (para nombrar unas cosas) sólo se ganaron después de luchas grandes y unidas de gente trabajadora. Así como una herida a uno es una herida a todos, también una victoria para uno es una victoria para todos. Juntos podemos construir un movimiento masivo y podemos ganar una vida mejor para todos y todas, sin importar donde nacimos.

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Marcha el 1ro de mayo por los derechos de los inmigrantes y los trabajadores en el día internacional del trabajo

Invita y comparte con tod@s en facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416570685264309/

El plan es una marcha desde la mansión del gobernador Dayton (3:00 pm en 1006 Summit Ave., Saint Paul) hacia el capitolio en San Pablo. Mapa: https://goo.gl/maps/4elYp ¡Licencias para tod@s! ¡Por los derechos laborales! ¡Reforma migratoria! ¡No mas deportaciones!

May 1st march for immigrant & workers rights on International Workers Day

RSVP, invite, and share broadly on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416570685264309/The plan is to march from the Governors Mansion (3:00pm at 1006 Summit Ave, Saint Paul) to the State Capitol, Saint Paul. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/4elYp Drivers licenses for all! Workers’ rights! Immigration reform! No more deportations!Marcha iniciada por Mesa Latina. Marcha endorsada por | march endorsed by: AFSCME Local 34, AFSCME Local 3800, Anti-War Committee, Centro Campesino, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL), Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, Department of Chicano and Latino Studies (U of M), Interfaith Coalition on Immigration, Latino Communications Network (LCN), Latino Law Student Assocation (U of M), Mayday Bookstore, Minnesota Alliance for Citizenship, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Minnesota SOA Watch, MORENA – MN, Occupy Homes Minnesota, Oles for Immigration Reform (St. Olaf College), Presente (St. Olaf College), Students for a Democratic Society at UMN, UNITE HERE Local 17, Veterans for Peace – Minnesota Chapter 27, Waite House, Welfare Rights Committee, Witness for Peace – Upper Midwest, Women Against Military Madness (WAMM).

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Join us on Valentines Day, Friday, February 14 at noon to say No More Deportations!

RSVP on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/626790054024500/

We’ll tell Sheriff Stanek to stop breaking up families and breaking hearts, and instead break the ties to ICE! Join us for a Valentine’s Day protest Feb 14th at 12:00 pm — we’ll meet outside the Hennepin County Jail (corner of 4th Ave & 5th Street in downtown Minneapolis). We’ll tell Sheriff Stanek to stop cooperating with ICE and separating families through deportation!  No more deportations!

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Please consider donating to MIRAc to help us continue the fight for immigrant rights in 2014.

MIRAc has been fighting for immigrant families this year amidst frustrating actions (and inactions) of Washington legislators and the maddening reality of jails being used as deportation machines in Minnesota. Locally, through our No More Deportations campaign we have been organizing ongoing protests to pressure Sheriff Stanek to stop using the Hennepin County Jail as a deportation machine and have been fighting to stop our friend Eder’s deportation, educating the public of the real threat that lingers over our neighbors.

Politically, since Immigration Reform has not passed, we believe we must demand that President Obama step up and use his executive powers to stop families from being separated immediately and keep our families intact and children stable by extending Deferred Action to all undocumented immigrants, like he did for Dreamers last year. That would halt deportations while the movement keeps pushing for a real path to legalization for all without repressive border militarization or workplace repression. In addition to our No More Deportations campaign, we have other exciting projects like our work with other community groups to create a beautiful political mural on the building where we have our office at 4200 Cedar in Minneapolis. Let us know if you’d like to help on that. We have a lot more work to do this year on the No More Deportations campaign and in the fight for immigrant rights, and we need your help!

MIRAc is an all-volunteer group that raises our money entirely from the community. So please consider giving us a donation to help us continue our grassroots organizing at this vital time in the struggle for immigrant rights.

You can you can donate to MIRAc via paypal at bit.ly/miracdonate. Or you can mail a check (made out to “MIRAc”) and send to MIRAc, 4200 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55407. A donation of $20 will help make copies of educational materials for a ‘know your rights’ presentation. $40 will help us buy materials to make signs and banners for marches. And $190 will cover our rent for a month! Any size donation is a great help.

This year we see the possibility of real immigrant rights victories. But only a bold, independent grassroots movement can make the changes we urgently need to see and feel in our community. We hope you’ll donate to support our work, and stay informed of our activities through our email list-serve to get involved at this crucial juncture in the struggle for immigrant rights.

In solidarity,
The members of the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee

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The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc) condemns the politically-motivated arrest and indictment of Rasmea Yousef Odeh, Associate Director of the Chicago-based Arab American Action Network (AAAN), on an immigration-related charge. The sixty-five year old was arrested at her home in late October by agents from the Department of Homeland Security, alleging an immigration violation on a 20-year-old application. Immigration law should not be used as a weapon of political repression!

Rasmea, who has made it her life’s work to serve and help empower Palestinian and Arab families, is the victim of a witch-hunt by our federal law enforcement agencies, which continue to violate the civil rights of Arabs and Muslims with impunity. Rasmea is a leading member of Chicago’s Arab and Muslim communities, and her decade of service has changed the lives of thousands of people, particularly disenfranchised Arab women and their families.

As the Associate Director of the AAAN, Rasmea is responsible for coordinating an Arab Women’s Committee, which is active in defending civil liberties and immigrant rights.  She is a mentor to hundreds of immigrant women, and is a well-known and respected organizer throughout Chicago, the U.S., and the world.

Earlier this year, Rasmea received the Outstanding Community Leader Award from the Chicago Cultural Alliance, which described her as a woman who has “dedicated over 40 years of her life to the empowerment of Arab women, first in her homes of Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon…and then the past 10 years in Chicago.” Rasmea is a community icon who recently completed a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Governors State University.  She was tortured by Israeli authorities while imprisoned in Palestine in the 1970s, and is a proud reminder of the millions of Palestinians who have not given up organizing for their rights of liberation, equality, and return.

It is appalling that our government is now attempting to imprison her once again. We condemn this attack on Rasmea, as well as the broader pattern of persecuting Arabs, Muslims and other immigrant communities.

We ask all of our supporters to sign the petition at http://www.iacenter.org/rasmeaodehpetition/ to demand that they Drop the Charges against Rasmea Odeh Now!

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The “Gang of Eight” Senators have unveiled their bipartisan immigration reform proposal. It offers a pathway to citizenship which could improve the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants, though for most immigrants the path is extremely long, difficult, and it would exclude a not insignificant number of people. We must fight for everyone to be included and for the process to be less restrictive and punitive.

     As many also feared, the proposal contains repression, militarization, and discrimination. The first part of the proposal is a radical increase in the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border. This includes $3 billion for increased border surveillance, increased presence of Border Patrol and Customs agents, and unmanned aerial drones. This will be supplemented by $1.5 billion for more border fences. As in the past, instead of preventing migrants from crossing the border, militarization just forces people to cross at more dangerous points, increasing deaths.

     Immigrants that enter the new Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status aren’t eligible to become Lawful Permanent Residents until the new Border Security and Fencing strategies have been implemented, a mandatory nationwide employment verification system is in place, and an electronic exit system is installed at all air and sea ports.

     MIRAc believes that every person has the right to move where they feel they will best be able to provide for their families and create a better future. This is especially true under globalized capitalism and free trade agreements like NAFTA that open borders for money and products but not people. As long as capital is able to move freely, people must be able to move freely too.

     At the same time, MIRAc believes that no one should be forced to migrate due to poverty, war, or discrimination. The immigration reform proposal does nothing to address these root causes of migration. U.S.-backed wars and exploitative economic policies that continue in Latin America will keep driving people to migrate north.

     To be considered for the new Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status, a person must have lived in the U.S. before December 31, 2011 and maintained a continuous presence here since then, pay a $500 fine, back taxes and other fees (DREAM Act eligible youth are exempted from some fees). Many immigrants who send remittances to their children back home are not allowed to claim their children as dependents on their taxes, an injustice which this proposal does nothing to fix. Immigrants will be ineligible for RPI status if they’ve ever been convicted of a felony, gross misdemeanor, or three misdemeanors, or have unlawfully voted. RPI is temporary and must be renewed after 6 years (for an additional $500 fee).

     After 10 years in RPI status, immigrants could adjust to Lawful Permanent Resident status and apply for a green card. To do this immigrants must have stayed in the U.S., paid all taxes, worked continuously, demonstrate a working knowledge of Civics and English, paid a $1000 fine and all people currently backlogged waiting for green cards must be processed. Immigrants eligible for the DREAM Act or the Agricultural Program can get their green cards in 5 years, and apply for citizenship immediately after.

      This means that it will be at least 10 years before most immigrants will be eligible for a green card, and at least 3 more years before applying for citizenship. And politicians have many excuses to postpone the process even longer, like if border militarization benchmarks aren’t met or visa backlogs aren’t cleared.

     And what happens to immigrants who fail the background check, or elderly immigrants who haven’t learned English? What happens to day laborers who have no documentation of their work history? Any new immigrants arriving to the U.S. after the arbitrary December 31, 2011 cut-off date will be forced even deeper into the underground economy.

     The proposal follows a “security and enforcement” framework, criminalizing undocumented workers and pitting “worthy” against “unworthy” immigrants. Instead of receiving the immediate legalization they deserve, immigrants will be forced into a second-class status for over a decade before even knowing if they’ll qualify for legal permanent residency or citizenship.

     Another key part of the proposed legislation is a drastic increase in workplace repression. The E-Verify program, which verifies employees’ immigration status, would change from optional to mandatory. Everyone – not just immigrants – will have to show a biometric ID card when applying for a job. Mandatory E-Verify is the first step in the implementation of massive programs that the FBI is developing to track all people in the U.S., and is also the first step toward a national ID card, which many people concerned with civil liberties oppose.  

     The new proposal also reorganizes the work visa system. The Diversity Visa (through which many African immigrants come to the U.S.) and visas for siblings of U.S. citizens are eliminated, while H-1B visas for highly-skilled workers increase. Immigrants with more education, higher-skilled jobs, and a longer time in the U.S. will get visas, while immigrants who lack education or job training are left out.

     At the same time, the proposal creates a new system of temporary visas for farm workers, and a new W-Visa for immigrants who work in “lower-skilled” jobs, like construction, meatpacking, or factories. Workers can come for up to 3 years, and will be tied to a specific employer and job. Although they can seek work with a new W-Visa employer, they can’t be out of work for more than 60 days. The new proposal promises workers higher wages and some labor protections, but in the past these types of guest worker programs have been rife with abuse.

     “Secure Communities” deportation program would continue, and local police, jails and employers are dragged further into becoming immigration enforcers.

     Some may say this deal is the best we can hope for, and that a pathway to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants is worth trading for increasing deaths on the border, discriminating against workers, deepening police-immigration integration, and shutting future immigrants out. While there are some advances in the proposal, it’s not enough. Our starting point shouldn’t be to accept a compromise with so much repression. We must continue to demand basic human rights and equality for all people. Now is the time to raise our voices and be in the streets. Through struggle, we can make the politicians do better.

     We demand an immediate legalization for all immigrants, without chains. We can’t continue to let families be ripped apart as legal status separates parents from children, and keeps families without the means to support themselves. Merecemos mas! It is unconscionable for the US government to treat immigrants who came here to feed their families as criminals. Merecemos mas! No more deportations! Unconditional legalization for all now!

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