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How to Unseat an ICE-collaborating Sheriff

Rebekah Barber Facing South
We actually found out that our jail not only has a 287(g) program but is a mini detention center almost. There are people being held here for immigration purposes, and some of them are going to be deported directly from the jail.

Abolish ICE: Beyond a Slogan

Tina Vasquez New York Review of Books
The slogan "Abolish ICE" means the removal of Attorney General Sessions, repeal of laws that criminalize migration, an end to all forms of detention, the defunding of Border Patrol, and a halt to ongoing immigration enforcement programs.

Trump's Fake Trade Deal

Duane Campbell Choosing Democracy
Trump's "new" NAFTA is the old NAFTA. What we need are policies that benefits migrants, their home communities, and working people in the U.S.  And we need a national policy that limits U.S. military and economic interventions abroad.

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.

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.
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