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Gary, IN’s Airport Is ICE Servant

Ruth Needleman Portside
demonstration against deportations in Gary, Indiana. Deportations to the Mexican border from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky leave every Friday morning from the Gary Airport in NW Indiana. From 2013 to April 2017, 19,501 immigrants arrived in shackles at the Airport from an Illinois prison.

Tidbits - July 26, 2018 - Reader Comments: Young Voters, New Voters; Obama Nelson Mandela Speech; Uranium Danger, Tar Sands Explosion; Julian Assange; Immigrants, Deportations; Kavanaugh; Israel's Jewish 'Nation State' Law; Cuban Revolution; and more...

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Reader Comments: Young Voters, New Voters; Barack Obama Nelson Mandela Speech; Uranium Danger, Tar Sands Explosion in West Virginia; Julian Assange; Immigrant Hunger Strikes; Kavanaugh; Israel's Jewish 'Nation State' Law; Cuban Revolution; and more..

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Remembering the Postville Raid

Filiberto Nolasco Gomez Workday Minnesota
Ten years ago nearly 400 immigrant workers at a meatpacking plant in Postville Iowa were detained and subject to deportation. Trump, with bipartisan support, pardoned the plant's owner Sholom Rubashkin, who had been jailed for financial fraud. The victim's of the raid received no justice.

N.Y. Teamsters Form ‘Sanctuary Union’ to Fight ICE Agents

Ginger Adams Otis New York Daily News
Across Long Island and throughout the city, some 120,000 Teamsters are getting prepped to become a “sanctuary union.” In 27 shops, business agents, supervisors and front-line workers are getting schooled on their rights under U.S. law — and when and how to challenge federal immigration agents who show up to search their work sites. In fundamental labor terms, it follows one simple rule: Union solidarity first, immigration status second.

California to Become an (Almost) Sanctuary State

Duane Campbell Democratic Left
Immigrant communities throughout California led the fight for legislation that does away with deportation practices, such as local police arrests for "civil immigrant warrants", and helps ensure that spaces like schools, health facilities, courthouses and other spaces are safe and accessible to all.

Life-Size Graphs Blocking Streets Outside City Hall Show Why Chicago Is Not a Sanctuary City

Reyna Wences, OCAD & Tania Unzueta, Mijente, OCAD Organized Communities Against Deportation
The art installation and protests puts a spotlight on the $95 million police academy proposed by the Mayor, the killing of Black and Brown youth by the Police Department, and the City’s role in contributing to deportations of immigrants and the criminalization of Black and Brown Chicagoans.
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