Immigration

SOA Watch protests "war on drugs" inside Sen Rubio's office

On the 24th of April, School of the America's Watch activists culimnated several days of lobbying with a direct action protest inside Sen Marco Rubio's office, calling him out for failing to oppose the failed "war on drugs" that has caused spiraling violence violence in Mexico and elsewhere.

Photo by SOA Watch

GLBTQ immigration advocates protest "death sentence deportations" at White House

On the 9th of September, GLBTQ immigration rights activists held a rally at the White House demanding protection from deportation, which can be especially dangerous GLBTQ when people are returned to homophobic countries like Uganda or post-coup Honduras.

Video-one of the speakers explains the physical dangers of being deported back to homophobic countries like Russia or Uganda

Hundreds arrested in immigrant civil disobediance at White House

On the 28th of August hundreds of immigrants and supporters organized by CASA de Maryland were arrested in front of the White House after marching there from the national headquarters of ICE, demanding that Obama end deportation of undocumented migrants by executive order.

Video of the march from ICE and the civil disobediance at the White House

In front of the White House (photo by SOA Watch)

Thousands march on CBP, White House demanding end to deportations

On the 2nd of August, thousands of migrants and their supporters gathered on the Mall before marching first on Customs and Border Patrol's headquarters, then on Obama's White House. They were demanding nothing less than "deferred action" by executive order in every last deportation case. Security guards at CBP freaked out when protesters marched onto the plaza of the Ronald Reagan building, aggressively ordering people back. Protest marshalls called people back, no doubt fearing that any arrests stemming from a confrontation would seriously endanger undocumented participants.

Video of confrontation at Customs and Border Patrol HQ

112 arrests in White House protest against deportations

On the 31st of July, 112 people were arrested in a civil disobediance against what the Sisters of Mercy called "Obama's inhuman immigration enforcement policies." Congress has adjourned and Obama's immigration enforcement thugs are still jailing tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and teenagers.

AP Video on Youtube

MsViriginaK photo from CASA de Maryland's Twitter feed

#Ride4liberation: Against Deportations and the Occupation of Gaza! 12pm August 2, White House

CONTACT:For any inquiries https://www.facebook.com/events/1475475202699734/On site representative call 703 314 0456 ATTN: White House correspondents, Newspapers, TV, Radio, Online Publications  Ride 4 LiberationAgainst Deportations and the Occupation of GazaBike riders in DC ride to express support for an end to the deportation and criminalization of immigrants in the US as well as the Israeli occupation of Palestine  Washington, DC, August 2, 2014 – Bicycle riders in the nation’s capital will p

"Dream" protesters demand Obama bypass Congress, act unilaterally to legalize migrants

On the 28th of July, immigrants, many of them students who received legal status because they were brought into the US as young children, showed up in front of the White House. They demanded that Obama "go big" and act unilaterally to provide legal status for their parents by executive action, thus bypassing GOP obstruction. Also present were many GLBT immigrants demanding similar relief for their partners or themselves.

Video highlights of the rally

Rising Voices storms GE, Koch headquarters, 12 arrests at White House CD

On the 28th of April, the National People's Action/Rising Voices brought at least 1500 people to the streets of DC demanding a living wage and an end to deportations.
Youtube Video of White House arrests
Youtube Video of National People's Action storming GE

Protesters storm Koch HQ

Immigrants march on GOP House Speaker demanding vote on immigration reform

On the 9th of April, hundreds of immigrants and their supporters marched up Capitol Hill to the office of Speaker of the House Jim Boehner. He is refusing to permit the House to vote on an immigration reform bill that has already passed the Senate.

Video of the march on Speaker Jim Boehner's office

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