Immigration

Migrants protest at ICE HQ against Biden's deportations

On the 10th of August and under intense heat, migrants protested at the headquarters of ICE against deportations that have continued unabated under the Biden regime. Mijante's promo for the rally declared "When it comes to enforcement, ICE & DHS must value people, not priorities/deportation The ICE guidelines MUST be reframed to center human dignity."

Video clip originally posted to Twitter by Casa4all 4 sec

Protesters demand Arlington sever all ties with ICE, as drenching rains fall

On the 10th of June, migrant activists and their allies descended on the Arlington County Government Center just ahead of major storms that dumped 3+ inches of rain. They were there as part of the ongoing campaign to end all cooperation with ICE, in all cases, in all of Northern Virginia.

Telemundo's photo of the rally at the Arlington County Government Center

Movimiento Cosecha holds massive "Papers, Not Crumbs" march

On Mayday, May 1, Biden's 101st day in office, Movimiento Cosecha marched between and rallied at Black Lives Matter Plaza(focussed on the White House), ICE headquarters, and the Washington Monument. Undocumented migrants travelled by bus from as long as 12 hours away to take part in this protest demanding citizenship.

Video-Alejandro Alvarez's video of the march leaving ICE HQ from above 1 min 7 sec

Deporter in Chief Biden (photo by Julio Ricardo Varala)

Movimiento Cosecha blockades car access to White House over 100 days inaction on migrant rights

In his first 100 days in office, Biden has taken only one substantiative action to reverse Trump's racist immigration policies: stopping wall construction. Children are still being held in cages and deportations are accelerating. In response, on April 30(Biden's 100th day), Movimiento Cosecha blocked the main car access to the White House for over 6 hours before absorbing 33 reported arrests.

Video: setting up the blockade in the White House driveway 31 sec

Still from Movimiento Cosecha video

Night march against ICE gets lots of cops but no serious police aggression

On the 3ed of April, anti-capitalist activists combined with La Raza DC to organize a night march demanding nothing less than the total abolition of ICE. The march went through dining areas, getting cheers from many but jeers from the wealthy. Large numbers of bike cops shadowed the march but made no attempts at snatch-and-grab arrests or kettles.

Video-atmosphere on 18th st as march comes through 1 min 23 sec

Bike cops line up behind the march on the 18th st restaurant row. A line of protesters with shields is behind the photographer.

Protesters march on home of Arlington Board of Supervisers member over arrestee transfers to ICE

On the 22nd of March, pot-and-pan banging protesters marched on the home of a member of Arlington's Board of Supervisers. They were demanding a total and complete end to ALL cooperation with ICE by Arlington Police, courts, and the Sheriff. The targeted politician responded to the story of a man being arrested, turned over to ICE, and deported after a traffic accident with seemingly an hour of bullshit.

Video: marchers at the house met with an attempt to baffle protesters with BS and trivia while Arlington tops ICE detainer compliance

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Protest held on BLM Plaza against continuing deportation of Black migrants

Between Jan 20 and Feb 15 2021, over 26,000 people have been deported in defiance of Obama's supposed deportation freeze. Haitians and other Black migrants seem to have been especially targetted. On President's Day (Feb 15th), migrant and BLM activists gathered on Black Lives Matter Plaza, demanding Biden keep his promises to halt ALL (not some) deportations.

Video: Protesters chant against Biden's deportations on H St 29 sec

Still from Black House News video of President's Day protest against continuing deportations under Biden

Global Economic Recovery, Debt, Climate, Vaccines Top G7 Finance Agenda

Japan Says Accessing Global Reserve Funds Discussed Washington DC – G7 finance ministers met virtually to discuss economic recovery in the face of the coronavirus. The G7 agenda included global debt problems, vaccine distribution for developing countries and accessing global reserve funds or Special Drawing Rights.

White House Announces Puerto Rico Disaster Rebuilding Aid

The White House announced a $3.7 billion disaster grant for Puerto Rico to rebuild reservoirs, dams, and wastewater facilities.

“Puerto Rico suffers from a debt crisis and is still recovering from hurricanes and earthquakes,” said Eric LeCompte, the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, a religious development organization. "The aid is vital as Puerto Rico needs to rebuild infrastructure damaged by disasters."

Immigrants and supporters march from Supreme Court to GOP's HQ

On the 23ed of September, huge crowds gathered as Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's casket laid at the Supreme Court for a public viewing. Shortly before noon, activists including Casa in Action, Spaces in Action, CBD action, and FIRM action left the Supreme Court and marched to Republican Party headquarters. Demands there were simple: No nomination and no confirmation prior to the next inauguration.

Video-the march on GOP headquarters from the Supreme Court 2 min 55 sec

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