Immigration

March for TPS Justice tears down mock wall at Trump Hotel, marches on Capitol Hill

On the 12th of Feb, migrants holding Temporary Protected Status backed by a massive crowd of supporters marched from the White House to Capitol Hill to demand legal permanent residency. The march stopped at Trump Hotel, where a mock wall banner emblazoned "No Borders on Stolen Land" was set up, then torn to pieces in symbolic demolition of Trump's wall.

Video featuring tearing down the mock wall at Trump Hotel 2 min 42 sec

This mock wall at Trump Hotel was torn to bits by the crowd, just as Congress needs to tear up his demands for wall money

Justice for Jakelin protest held at Customs and Border "Protection"

On the 17th of December, pro-migrant activists gathered outside the office of Customs and Border "protection" aptly located in the Ronald Reagan Building on Penn Ave. Activists were in front of CPB to protest the death of a 7 year old Mayan girl from Guatamala named Jakelin in Customs and Border "protection" custody. Flowers and bottled water were left on the building at the conclusion of the rally.

Video-speaker on what happened to Jakelin, laying flowers and bottled water for her on CBP's building 3 min 6 sec

The Shortwave Report 12/14/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181214.mp3        From JAPAN- Several reports from the UN Climate Change Conference, COP 24- there was an event showcasing municipalities taking actions beyond that of their central governments, protests against the US representation at the conference, and the UN Secretary General urged progress in i

Mother of three facing deportation takes sanctuary from ICE in local church

On the 11th of December, Rosa Gutierrez refused a demand from ICE to self-deport, instead taking sanctuary in Cedar Lane Church in Bethesda, MD. Rosa has three children and has cited concern for their welfare as her reason for defying ICE's demand to leave the US. For years she put up with an ankle monitor and repeated ICE checkins, only to ICE demand that she leave anyway.

Photo by SanctuaryDMV

Migrants and supporters call for defunding Department of Homeland Security

On the 10th of December, migrants and their supporters held a protest at the White House demanding a clean DREAM act and renewal of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In addition they called on Senator Chuck Schumer and others in Congress to defund or at least cut the budget for the Department of Homeland Security, of which both ICE and CBP are large components.

Video: call defunding DHS over family separation, candle ceremony, bonus footage of nearby pro-ICE propaganda removed and burned 4 min 30sec

The scene outside the White House

US police or military fires tear gas at migrants at border, direct hit wounds young girl

On the 25th of November, @CosechaMovement reported that a young girl took a direct hit from a tear gas canister fired by US law enforcement or military at migrants seeking asylum at the Tijuana border crossing. The hatred and violence of racist Donald Trump has now critically wounded a young girl because Donald Trump only wants white immigrants (he said Norway) to cross the illegitimate, settler-drawn borders of the so-called "United States."

Video-US forces fire tear gas, LRAD sound cannon at migrants 33 sec

Photo by Movemiento Cosecha

The Shortwave Report 10/19/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181019.mp3        From JAPAN- The governor of Okinawa denounced the central government for pushing through the location of a new US military base. A Tokyo criminal court is questioning three former TEPCO executives concerning negligence before and during the nuclear accident at Fukushima in 2011.

The Shortwave Report 08/10/18 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr180810.mp3        From JAPAN- An Insight on the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombs hitting Japan and the nuclear ban treaty proposed at the UN. US sanctions on Iran were reinstated this week, creating chaos for global automobile manufacturers who set up plants there.

Sanctuary, Not Silence: Calling Out Mayor Bowser over DC ICE Raids

Protesters continue to call out the hypocrisy of Mayor Bowser's claiming DC is a "sanctuary city" even as ICE carried out recent raids in DC's Columbia Heights - evidently with the cooperation of local police. Activists demand immediate action from Mayor Bowser to protect immigrants and to denounce the recent ICE raids.

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Speeches after the delegation comes out at 34:00

Father Moises and parishioners from Sacred Heart Church across the street from where 9 individuals were taken by ICE.

Migrants, supporters march in Columbia Heights after ICE raids on apartments

On the 12th of July, ICE agents raided the Sarbin Towers apartments on 16th st, arresting nine people both residents and passers by. Other raids also occurred that week, as ICE assaulted this supposed sanctuary city. In response, a very large crowd marched from a the park at 14th and Kenyon and blocked 16th st in several locations, including at the site of the Sarbin Towers raid.

Video: Speakers denounce Bowser's collaboration, big march heads to 16th st

The starting rally at 14th and Kenyon streets

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