National Day of Protest for Immigrant Rights – Friday January 20, 2017


15129053_1368315389847657_7818543634219759818_oCall for a National Day of Protest for Immigrant Rights on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, 2017.
By Legalization for All (L4A) network

On Friday, January 20, 2017 Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States.  Trump ran a racist campaign, calling Mexicans “rapists, criminals, and drug dealers…”  His plans for his first 100 days includes ending DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), deporting millions of undocumented, building a wall on the border with Mexico, further criminalizing the undocumented, cutting off Federal funds to sanctuary cities, and more attacks on immigrants.  70% of the undocumented are from Mexico and Central America, and these are the people that Trump is primarily targeting.

In December, 2005 the Republican House of Representatives passed HR4437, known as the Sensenbrenner bill.  This bill was also an attack on the undocumented, calling for many of the same actions as Trump:  criminalizing the undocumented, expanding the wall on the border with Mexico, and penalizing sanctuary cities.

In response massive protests, centered in the Chicano, Mexicano, and Latino communities brought more than a million people into the streets in 2006.  Students walked out of class, workers left their jobs, and community members of all ages rallied in protest, calling for legalization of the undocumented.  This mass resistance was able to stop the Sensenbrenner bill.

The Legalization for All (L4A) network feels that a similar mass movement is needed to stop Trump’s attacks on the undocumented.  We are calling on students, workers, and community people, especially from the Chicano, Mexicano, and Latino communities, to organize a national day of protest on inauguration day, Friday, January 20, 2017.

Trump has his 100 day plan, we in the immigrant rights movement need to respond with our own 100 day plan to also build for even bigger protests May 1!

Defend DACA!
Legalization not Deportation!
Stop the Wall on the border with Mexico!

What you can do to build a national day of protest on January 20, 2017:

1.  Organize a protest for immigrant rights in your school, workplace, and community.  Let Legalization for All know about your plans!

2.  Join with other anti-Trump protests in your city or in Washington DC and bring your signs and banners for immigrant rights.  Organize a contingent as part of these protests.

3.  Take photos and videos of your protest and share them with Legalization for All!

4.  Join the Legalization for All network!

Contact us on Facebook at <https://www.facebook.com/LegalizationForAll/&gt;.
Visit our website at <https://legalizationforall.wordpress.com/&gt;

The Fight for DAPA Continues in 2016!


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The U.S Department of Homeland Security is preparing to start targeted deportation arrests beginning in January 2016. Although this operation is said to primarily target immigrants who have already received orders of deportation by an immigration judge, ICE will directly focus its efforts against the hundreds of Central American mothers and children who since last summer have been fleeing the violence and devastating poverty in Central America, crossing the U.S border and seeking asylum.

DHS continues to increase border patrols and Governor Abbott of Texas has ordered the National Guard to patrol the US-Mexico border. Since Mexicans are not eligible for asylum they are forced to cross via more dangerous terrain and many die of dehydration and fall victim to violence and robbery on the border. Deaths on the border with Texas and Mexico were 126 in 2014 and now 108 but it is believe that there are many more deaths not found.

Also, the new Obama executive order calling for deferred action for children brought to the US and their parents (DACA/DAPA) was blocked by a Republican Governors led lawsuit. It is pending in court and may be hear by the US Supreme Court this summer. This executive measure would give temporary legal residency to over 5 million people.

Rather than complying with a federal court order to release the families detained, the Obama administration appealed the court order and continues to jail them in for profit “Detention Centers” which are infamous for their human rights violations, denial of decent food, hygiene, medical attention, and overcrowded conditions. In addition to the horrendous conditions of detainment, families seeking asylum also lack sufficient representation and a comprehensive understanding of the asylum process.

Therefore, as the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and the Obama administration clearly seek to intensify their attack on undocumented immigrant families, The Legalization for All Network invites individuals and organizations to joins us in a National Call in the Day to reject ICE deportations and deaths on the border.

PROTECTION NOT DEPORTATION!
STOP DEATHS ON THE BORDER!
#NOT1MORE!

Starting tomorrow: National Week of Action


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A Federal Judge has twice ordered the Administration to release all the detained, refugee children but so far these children have not been released. TWICE. Join us in saying, “NO JAILING OF CHILDREN.”

The Legalization for All Network invites individuals and groups around the country to join us in a national week of local, actions November 2-8 to end family detention.


 

Events by City/State will be posted below:
Los Angeles, CA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1511616205816169/
Milwaukee, WI:
https://www.facebook.com/events/132006733823182/
Minneapolis, MN: https://www.facebook.com/events/1506869412943512/
Provo, UT: https://www.facebook.com/events/163876790624521/
Tampa, FL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512431179079910/
Tucson, AZ: https://www.facebook.com/events/924839007595261/


 

*Tweet us: I’m joining my local #FreedomNotDetention action during the Week Action @LegalizeForAll
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TAKE ACTION – a vigil, speakout, rally, march, sit-in, or civil disobedience.

DEMAND – that President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson drop their appeal of the judges’ ruling, and that they shut down all family detention centers now.

DEMAND – that local state Senators and Representatives speak out against family detention center and that publicly call on President Obama to end family detention now. Contact us for more info to organize your action.

Questions/Comments?
legalizationforall.wordpress.com
legalizationforall@gmail.com
twitter.com/LegalizeForAll

Join the National Week of Action! | Nov 2-8 | End Family Detention


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Since last summer thousands of young people have been fleeing violence and devastating poverty in Central America, crossing the U.S. border seeking asylum. Rather than being welcomed, the Department of Homeland Security threatened to deport them back to their home countries.

Public pressure forced them to wait rather than deport them immediately. But rather than following the process of releasing these children to family members in the U.S. to await their asylum hearing, the administration decided to indefinitely jail thousands of children and mothers in “new family detention centers” in Dilley and Karnes, Texas. These centers have terrible conditions. And even worse, they are private prisons operated FOR PROFIT by Corrections Corporation of America and GEO Group.

A Federal Judge has twice ordered the Administration to release all the detained children, but so far, these children have not been released. TWICE. Join us in saying, “NO JAILING OF CHILDREN.”
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#DumpTrump With Us!


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Many have already taken the first step to #DumpTrump and the rest of the politicians NOT supporting Legalization for All of the undocumented/mixed-status immigrants.

While the Republican Party is out-right hoping to stop all process for any documentation process, the Deportation Party is busy continuing with their deportations.

Organize and fight back!

Below you will find picture submissions from many, people as well as organizations throughout the U.S. who have already #DumpTrump. Join us!

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Send Us Your Selfie: #DumpTrump Now!


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Calling on all people who are against the Republican Party to show us why you have decided to #DumpTrump!

Donald Trump’s proposal is one that we as the Legalization for All Network (L4A) cannot and will not support. As fighters for immigrant rights across the country, we have asked many to respond to Donald Trump’s costly and outrageous proposal.

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And while the majority of our responses are against Donald Trump, we would also like to shine light on Republican Candidate and Governor of New York Chris Christie’s recent proposal. Christie’s immigration proposal promises to treat immigrants like FedEx packages, tracking them with bar-codes; instead of treating them with equality. These same 11+ million undocumented, and mixed-status immigrants are forced into migration by U.S.A. policies like NAFTA/CAFTA, or coups in places like Honduras.

Deporting all of the undocumented and bringing back only a few chosen ones or stalking them like FedEx property, is no solution for any immigrant. And some have already chosen to take a few pictures, showing us why they have already chosen to #DumpTrump! Take your selfie! And send it to us now at legalizationforall@gmail.com – we’ll post it on our facebook and twitter pages!

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L4A Trumps on Donald Trump’s Proposal


Legalization For All Responds

To Trump’s Deport All 11Million Proposal

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Donald Trump’s proposal is one that we as the Legalization for All Network (L4A) cannot and will not support. As fighters for immigrant rights across the country, we have asked many to respond to Donald Trump’s costly and outrageous proposal.

And while the majority of our responses are against Donald Trump, we would also like to shine light on Republican Candidate and Governor of New York Chris Christie’s recent proposal. Christie’s immigration proposal promises to treat immigrants like FedEx packages, tracking them with bar-codes; instead of treating them with equality. These same 11+ million undocumented, and mixed-status immigrants are forced into migration by U.S.A. policies like NAFTA/CAFTA, or coups in places like Honduras.

Deporting all of the undocumented and bringing back only a few chosen ones or stalking them like FedEx property, is no solution for any immigrant.

“Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates call to overturn the right to citizenship for the children of immigrants echos the call made by Russel Pearce, author of the anti-immigrant Arizona SB1070.  The same call to strip citizenship from the Nisei, the American-born children of Japanese immigrants during World War II, and also Chinese Americans who were targeted by the anti-Chinese movement in the 1870s and 1880s.  This issue was settled by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1898, in the case of the US vs. Wong Kim Ark, where the Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment to the constitution meant what it said, that everyone born in the United States are citizens.  The 14th Amendment was passed in 1868 to guarantee rights to African American slaves and their children, and to overturn the 1857  Dredd Scott vs. Sanford Supreme Court ruling that African slaves and their children had no rights to citizenship.  By calling for the end of right to citizenship, Trump and other Republicans are in effect raising the banner of the Slave South.  Just as we fought to ban the Confederate battle flag, we must fight Trump and others who want to take this country back 200 years.   Masao Suzuki is a member of the San Jose Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC) that organizes and educates around World War II concentration camps for Japanese Americans.”
– Masao Suzuki Economics professor at Skyline College. San Jose, California


“Donald trump promueve el odio y el racismo, y contra ese tipo de personas no se puede utilizar la razon, hay que derrotarlos con la organizacion y la mobilizacion. Como latino hoy mas que nunca debemos luchar por la legalizacion de todos nuestros herman@s indocumentados, Legalizacion para todos ahora.”
– Edward C Tolentino, activist. Tucson, AZ


“Since Trump announced he would be running for President, the Latino community has become Trump’s obsessive target for discrimination and hate-speech. As a consequence we immigrants have to deal with this continued attitude of disrespect and hate. In stores we are treated with a disrespectful attitude. As mothers, we are getting sued for not being able to pay our medical bills after giving birth. We are getting mistreated and taken advantage of at our work-places, and our kids continue to experience discrimination at their schools. Regardless of our citizenship status, we as immigrants will continue to feel repression if Trump wins. Trump’s plans promise to continue targeting us as immigrants – and myself as a Mexican immigrant- but we are only becoming wiser and stronger. And we will fight back!”
– Citlalli Martinez, undocumented mother of two. South Carolina


In the beginning of his “Presidential Campaign”,  Donaldo attacked the Mexican people. My tíos y tias. Mis primos. Mis abuelos y mi padre. Calling them rapist and violent when I’ve know them for all my life and those two things don’t describe them. Words like loving, honest and trabajadores come to mind when I think of them and the Mexican people. But now, Donaldo has attacked me and the Chicano Nation of Aztlán! He threatens to take our citizenship but what he does not understand that even before the 14th amendment and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and even before the Spanish conquest and inquisition, the Chicanos people have been here! Out blood, sweat and tears are engraved in this land. So go ahead Donaldo, try to take our citizenship away, pero no llores when the Chicano Nation comes to take yours!”
– Bryan Orozco, activist. Tucson, Az


“What we are seeing here is straight up racism. These people, Trump, Walker, Bush, and those who follow them, claim to be very patriotic. They stand to ‘defend America from foreigners’. In reality, they just hate people of color, specifically Latinos, with a flaming passion, with no real education on who we are. These people need to turn off CNN and get to know their gardeners, maids, janitors, and the people who prepare their damn food. I’m not going to reduce my people to just those positions, cause we are everywhere. We are teachers, scientists, and doctors. This country doesn’t run without us. People like Donald Trump live in their own little world. They’re more scared of us, then we are scared of them. Remember, we are everywhere. Try to deport us all, and you will have a revolution on your hands. We Latinos can do anything we put our minds to. There’s a Mexican proverb that says ‘They tried to bury us, but didn’t know we were seeds.’. Also, while we are talking about stripping citizenship from immigrants, have you renewed your passport yet, Mr. Bush? “
– Adrian Romero, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. Salt Lake City, UT


“Not only is this plan unrealistic, it’s is in humane. Trump’s slogan is “Make America Great Again”, but who is he trying to make America great for when immigrants are the backbone and powerhouse that runs this country everyday? He cannot deport 11 million people!”
– Maria Belen Sisa, DACAmented student, worker and activist. Gilbert, AZ


“Trump’s racist comments against Mexican immigrants are another of the ongoing attacks on our community. These attacks usually intensify during elections and economic crisis. We are all united in denouncing these racists attacks; especially now since the other Republican presidential candidates are taking them up. Lets stand strong in our fight for legalization for all!”

– Carlos M. Montes, Brown Berets Co-founder and Board Member of Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council. Boyle Heights, Los Angeles


“Trump’s plan to deport all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. is inhumane and won’t happen. This country needs the labor of those immigrants and they are humans that have to be treated with equal respect. His massive deportation plan will lose him the Latino vote. However if he somehow wins the presidency, immigrant rights organizations across the country will stand up and resist any massive deportations.”
– Oscar Hernandez student and immigrant rights community organizer with YES!. Milwaukee, WI