Immigration

DHS boss Chad Wolf gets second protest at his Alexandria house

Department of Homeland Security acting secretary Chad Wolf is responsibe for everything from Customs and Border Patrol BORTAC teams gassing medics in Portland to ICE and CBP sending children to concentration camps to die of COVID-19. On the 9th of August, protesters showed up at his house for the second time in just over two weeks.

Video-A speaker's firsthand report from Portland, and Luke on reports of the tear gas spreading covid 2 min 40 sec

Protesters outside Chad Wolf's Alexandria home

ICE refuses 250K petitions after release of detained kids delayed

Friday, the 17th of July was supposed to be a court-ordered deadline for ICE to release detained children so they don't get COVID-19. Instead, ICE went and got another ten-day extension, twice the 5 day average covid incubation period. In response, protesters descended on ICE with 250K signed petitions demanding these children and their families be released. Guards refused to accept the boxed petitions, claiming nobody was there.

Video-scene at the door as ICE refuses the petitions 2 min 23 sec

Scene at ICE's door

Motorcade protest demands extension of DACA, end of detention in pandemic

On the morning of April 27, a "CASAforall People's Motorcade" drove around areas including the US Capitol to demand extension of DACA for the duration of the pandemic and an end to ICE detention.

CASA video of motorcade passing the US Supreme Court 43 sec

The Shortwave Report 01/24/20 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba  http://www.outfarpress.com/swr200124.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes begin

#FireDrillFridays, XR protesters set blockades at BlackRock, Wells Fargo, and all around IMF and World Bank

The focus of the Dec 6 round of #FireDrillFridays protests was BlackRock, a financial fund manager infamous for both fossil fuel investments and for financing migrant detention camps. Wells Fargo was also hit, with a complex strategy defeating police efforts to keep protesters away. Earlier in the day, Extinction Rebellion blockaded streets all around the area of the IMF and World Bank.

Video-Extinction Rebellion's mobile blockades snarl traffic all over the IMF/World Bank area 1 min 54 sec

Video: charging BlackRock, finding doors locked but first floor EMPTY. Then the Wells Fargo lockdown 3 min 46 sec

Never Again Action at BlackRock's parking garage over their funding of ICE/CBP concentration camps for children

Anti-migrant hate rally in Rockville draws huge counterprotest

On the 13th of September, an anti-migrant hate rally (some participants in MAGA hats) in front of the Montgomery County Council's offices drew a much larger counterprotest. The hate rally was demanding Montgomery County hold jail inmates for ICE detainers, which is not the current practice. The hypocrisy of the far-right was on full display, as they defied police orders to stay off the steps of the building.

HD Video: Big counterprotest opposes Rockville anti-migrant hate rally 2 min 36 sec

The reality of the far-right's campaign in Montgomery County

Mock statue of liberty set up at US Citizenship and Immigration "Service"

On the 14th of August, opponents of Trump's racist pogrom against migrants set up a mock Statue of Liberty outside the Mass Ave offices of the US Citizenship and Immigration "Service." The statue bore an inscription welcoming migrants in many languages at the base. Security removed the statue after USCIS acting director Ken Cuccinelli took a selfie with it, carefully cropping out the inscription at the base welcoming migrants

Video originally published by CommonDreams.org of security removing statue after Cuccinelli's cropped selfie

Tisha B'Av Protest Against Howard County Contract with ICE

Never Again Action, Jews United for Justice, Truah, CASA and other human rights activists marched to the Howard County Detention Center and risked arrest protesting Howard County's contract with ICE.

YouTube Link

According to a Jews United for Justice Facebook post, "County Executive Ball has already indicated a willingness to "reexamine" the intergovernmental service agreement (IGSA) that Howard County has with ICE."

The Shortwave Report 08/09/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio.   http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190809.mp3        From SPAIN- Alison Hughes begins with a report on a Spanish MEP who compared the racist immigration policies of the EU with that of the Donald Trump administration.

Trump's ICE raids end in humiliating defeat

On the 23ed of July, ICE announced that their repeatedly-delayed "family operation" had netted only 35 arrests (and only 18 from the target list) out of 2,100 people listed as targets. Trump had threatened "millions" would be rounded up and sent to ICE's concentration camps. His own tweets though stirred up a firestorm of interference and direct action, and the "family operation" ended as a humiliating defeat for Trump

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