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After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

John Burnett NPR
On the one hand, Texas is a staunch law-and-order state where conservatives support Trump's immigration agenda; on the other hand, if ICE is too successful, employers are wondering where they're going to find people to man their businesses.

No More Compromises: We Need Immigration Amnesty Now

David L. Wilson Truthout
Donald Trump’s policy of family separation at the borders motivated an upsurge in activism, including widespread calls to abolish ICE. Now it’s time to go further, to attack the long-standing policy of separating families inside our borders.

Tidbits - Sept. 6, 2018 - Reader Comments: My Lai, Vietnam Remembered; Mollie Tibbbetts, Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams; Chicago 1968; New York Farmworker Leader Detained; Resources: Freedomways; 1968 Columbia; Announcements; and more....

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Reader Comments: My Lai, Vietnam War; Mollie Tibbbetts, Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams, Racism of the Right; Chicago 1968; New York Farmworker Leader Detained; Jesse Lemisch - R.I.P.; Resources: Freedomways; 1968 Columbia; Announcements; and more....

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How to Defend Workers Against Immigration Raids

Dan DiMaggio & Pioneer Valley Workers Center Staff In These Times
As the Trump administration cracks down on undocumented immigrants, it’s urgent for worker centers and unions to organize to defend immigrant members.

Building a Rapid-Response Network to Defend Immigrant Workers

Dan DiMaggio and Pioneer Valley Workers Center Staff Labor Notes
In Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley Workers Center has created a rapid-response network it calls “Sanctuary in the Streets” (SiS). The worker center, founded in 2014, organizes restaurant workers and farmworkers in the area.

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..

Counties Cancel ICE Detention Contracts

David Bacon The American Prospect
After hearing the news of the impending closure of the immigrant detention center, the families of a dozen detainees and their supporters held a rally outside. But advocates want detainees freed, not sent to for-profit jails.
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