Statewide Undocumented Caravan Joins Local LGBTQ Immigrants at Monday Rally

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The East Bay Immigrant Youth Coalition (EBIYC) joins statewide demands for Governor Brown to sign the TRUST Act

What: As part of the “UNDOCUMENTED CARAVAN TO RESTORE TRUST FOR CALIFORNIA”, the East Bay Immigrant Youth Coalition (EBIYC) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) will rally along side with LGBTQ community members outside the Mission’s newly created, landmark “Undocuqueer”

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Largest Online Latino Advocacy Group Opposes Immigration Bill


Bill Will Increase Death and Destruction in Immigrant Life through Increased Militarization of the Border
June 24, 2013

In response to the very disturbing new proposals contained in the Corker-Hoeven Amendment to the Senate Bill S.744, Presente.org announces our opposition to the bill.

As advocates for immigrant rights, we cannot, in good conscience, lend our credibility and support to a...

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González: What would the Old Man do (as CIR/S.744 goes bad)?


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Congressman Edward Roybal speaking to students gathered at Hazard Park, Los Angeles, in 1968.

LOS ANGELES, June 23 - As S.744, the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill continues its tortured transformation from an ostensibly well-intentioned reform concept to a punitive, national security bill, Latinos leaders are increasingly questioning the worthiness of the measure.

The internal debate is being polarized by those who...

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Act Now: No More Militarization of the Border. Yes to including Workers! 

Act Now: No More Militarization of the border, Yes to including workers!

THE NEW GANG OF 8 PLAN  CALL FOR ACTION! CALL TODAY!

ACT NOW! NO TO MILITARIZATION OF THE BORDER; YES TO INCLUDING WORKERS

THE NEW GANG OF 8 PLAN IS EXCESSIVE, EXPENSIVE, AND EXTREME.

The Senate Gang of 8:

•Made a new deal Wednesday night that greatly increases...

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Moratorium On Deportations & Family Unity Must Be Center To Any Reform

By Cinthya Muñoz, May 5, 2013

soymigranteOver the last couple of months CJJC has joined millions of people across the country who have taken to the streets to demand a Just Immigration Reform and an End to the Deportations as a first step to get there.

Deportations are at an all time high with over two million people deported since...

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May Day Rally & March for Just Reform

 

Video by Francisco Barradas
 

 

 

This May Day join us as we march for a Just Reform, an end to the Deportations and Justice for our communities!
May Day March, Wednesday, May 1. March with CJJC
Date:   Wednesday, May 1
Time:   2:30PM

We will all be meeting at our CJJC offices on 2300 Mission Street #201.
We will meet at...

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Alameda Co. Supes Urge Sheriff to Halt Painful Deportations

immig_alamedacountysupespassresolution_1Following a spirited rally this morning led by community and faith groups and passionate testimony from scores of community members, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution calling on Sheriff Greg Ahern to stop the constitutionally dubious practice of holding people for extra time, beyond the point they would otherwise be released, just so they can be picked up...

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End S-Comm: Countywide Call-in Day April 22 to Alameda County Supervisors

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Join ACUDIR on Monday, April 22nd for a COUNTYWIDE CALL-IN DAY to put an end to S-Comm (“Secure Communities”) in Alameda County. 
 
Call each of the following Board Members:
 
Keith Carson – District 5...

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April 10: National Day Action for Immigration Reform

Major march in SF Urging Leaders to champion

inclusive immigration reform

 When and where: Wednesday, April 10

·      3:00 PM:  Program begins at 1 Post St.
·      3:30 PM:  March leaves 1 Post St. Route includes stops symbolizing need for reform to protect worker rights (4 Seasons Hotel), family unity (at 6th and Market), and to end painful deportations (fed. building).
·      5:00 PM:  Rally at old Federal...

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Why the AP’s Choice to Drop the I-Word is Crucial Victory

by Rinku Sen-Colorlines-

Wednesday, April 3 2013, 8:29 AM EST

We applaud the Associated Press’s announcement that it is eliminating the phrase “illegal immigrant” from the 2013 style guide. The AP Blog quotes Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll on the decision:

The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe...

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Deportation TownHalls-SF & Oakland

End the Deportations! Citizenship for all! / ¡PapelesParaTodos Ya!

 

 

SF Town Hall

Thursday, March 21st
5:30pm-7:30pm
St. John the Evangelist
(1661 15th St. @ Julian)

Oakland Town Hall

Saturday, March 23, 1-4pm
Oakland BART station, 3rd Floor, 3451 East. 12th Street, 3rd Floor

Please join community-based organizations, interfaith groups, legal advocates, worker centers, labor and immigrant and community members from SF to learn about what is being proposed at the national level, the impacts our current broken immigration system is having on our communities and what YOU can do locally and statewide to address the criminalization and deportation of our immigrant communities.

Learn about the CIR proposals coming out of DC and the negative impacts these could have on workers, families, students.

Hear testimony from community members including: DREAMers, union workers, low-wage workers, survivors of S-comm and those already torn apart by deportation proceedings.

Get engaged and mobilize locally to help end ICE & police collaboration in San Francisco, ensure due process for all immigrants and demand inclusive and just immigration reform! Make California a leader in fighting deportations!

Translation provided in Spanish & Cantonese Food and childcare will be provided.

Sponsored by San Francisco Immigrant Rights Committee (SFIRDC) and San Francisco Job with Justice (JWJ) and the San Francisco Labor Council

For more information contact:
Josué Argüelles at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (415) 699-2011
Cinthya Muñoz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (510) 318-7398

Muchos han sido los golpes y los ataques en contra de nuestra comunidad.

Arbitrariedades laborales, leyes y regulaciones racistas, deportaciones, etc. Y la tan prometida propuesta de regularización migratoria de Obama resultó ser restringida y acompañada con el recrudecimiento de la represión para todos aquellos que no "calificarán."

Nuestra comunidad tiene una fuerza enorme. Tenemos que juntarnos, discutir y crear una estrategia de lucha a largo plazo que nos lleve realmente a la residencia incondicional para todo aquel que lo solicite sin ninguna restricción y a la abolición de toda medida represiva que nos quieran imponer a cambio de migajas. Es urgente que comencemos este camino ya.


¡Todos al Foro del 23 de Marzo!

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"We Have Dreams Too:" 250 Workers to Gather in Washington DC

Ice_Hold_hearing_Jan_10_Ice_hearing_thumb_medium281_357250+ Immigrant Workers Gather to Stop Deportations, Ensure Inclusive Reform

On Days of State of the Union and the First Senate Hearing on Immigration, Workers from Across Country Raise Voice for Relief and Inclusion in Reform

On the day of the President's State of the Union address, reconstruction workers from post-Sandy New York, raided factory workers from Chicago, guestworkers from New Orleans, day laborers, domestic workers, and 250 other immigrant workers will gather in Washington for a two-day convening to address the impact of deportations and raise workers rights principles to be included in any immigration reform. Causa Justa :: Just Cause will be there too as part of the United Workers Congress.

The workers, many of whom themselves are in deportation proceedings, will learn from the recent experience of stopping the separation of Edi Armah from his family in Phoenix, Arizona. They will exchange experience in state-wide efforts to improve public safety by limiting the collaboration between local police and federal immigration enforcement and they will push for inclusive immigration reform that advances rights at the workplace instead of undermines them. These workers are being brought together by the United Workers Congress, a national alliance of independent worker organizations.

On February 13, the convening will move to the Capital where workers will attend the first Senate hearing on immigration, meet with officials, and announce their principles for reform.

The United Workers Congress (UWC) is a strategic alliance of workers that are either by law or by practice excluded from the right to organize in the United States.  UWC is comprised of national networks that represent a base of workers from different sectors such as guest workers, domestic workers, day laborers, restaurant workers, workfare workers, taxi drivers, farmworkers and formerly incarcerated workers. UWC is a project of Unity, an alliance of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Jobs with Justice, National Day Labor Organizing Network, National Domestic Worker Alliance, and Right to the City Alliance.

CJJC as Part of Nat'l Coalition Headed to DC to Raise Voices for Relief and Inclusion in Reform

Immigration posterOn February 12 & 13, staff and members of Causa Justa :: Just Cause and allies from around the country are headed to Washington DC to call attention to the need for a real and fair plan for immigration reform. Four people representing CJJC include two staff members and two member leaders: Mai-stella Khantouche and Maria Hernandez.

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Two of our Members Need Help

ICE tracking deviceComrades, two of our beloved members, who have been together for 26 years, and both of whom have been members since 2009, need our help. They have marched alongside us at countless actions, donated food and drinks to our member meetings, and have participated actively in our Cafes, in  short they have contributed to our movement for social justice and have inspired us in little and big ways.

Now they are in need of our support! Causa Justa is taking action to be there in their time of need but we need your support moving forward.

Last Wednesday, ICE came to their SF home and took the husband away, He is now in Florence, AZ in a detention center. His wife had a tracker slapped on her ankle. She's barely eaten in eight days and had to go to the hospital where she was diagnosed with anemia. Please click below for more information on how you can support them. Snra_Galo_5

It takes a village. Will you be part of it?

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