Highlights from #DefendDACA Actions

We applaud all who took the streets before Trump announced to U.S. House of Representative Paul Ryan about his plans to do away with DACA. September 1, 2017 took off with a boom, and activists from Los Angeles to Chicago – students staged walkouts and people flooded the streets.

Legalization for All Network advocated for doing two things:

1. Call the White House to express your disapproval of Trump’s decision, push for Legalization for All! (Read our official line at the link here.)

2. Hit the streets with DREAMers, or organize your own action.

We asked for you to send us your pictures! And many of you did. We thank you for still sending them in. The following are some of our favorites:

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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!

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.


Starting tomorrow: National Week of Action

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:
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
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.


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


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.”

#DumpTrump With Us!

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!

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.

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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