Category Archives: Immigration

A Hearing on (In)Secure Communities

“I am not a criminal,” Maria Bolaños of Prince George’s County said Aug. 24 at a hearing in Arlington. Instead of addressing the panelists, Bolaños directed her comments at an audience member – Marc Rapp, the Immigrations Customs Enforcement (ICE) … Continue reading

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Department of Labor (Violations): DOL Decision Causes Hundreds of Teachers To Face Deportation

LISTEN TO MILLET DE VERA PANGA: download mp3 Last week at a protest in front of the White House, Millet De Vera Panga said, “We’re here to appeal to President Obama to provide the international teachers from Prince George’s County … Continue reading

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The Department of Labor and Prince George’s County May Be Teaming Up to Punish Whistleblowers

download mp3 “Okay, we’ve made use of you. Okay, it’s time for us to dump you.” – Charisse Cabrera, pre-kindergarten teacher, on PGCPS’s recent actions Is the Department of Labor teaming up with Prince George’s County Public Schools to punish … Continue reading

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Labor Organizer Raymin Diaz on Building a Black-Brown Coalition

LISTEN TO RAYMIN DIAZ: download mp3 “The African American in the community looks at the Hispanic as a threat. ‘They’re taking the jobs.’ That’s been the claim,” said Raymin Diaz, a labor organizer with LiUNA, as he overlooked Southland’s construction … Continue reading

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Local D.C. Blogger Carlos Quiroz Discusses Peru’s Recent Election of Leftist Ollanta Humala

LISTEN TO CARLOS QUIROZ: download mp3 Earlier this month, leftist Ollanta Humala was elected president of Peru, narrowly defeating the right-wing candidate, Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who was convicted of human rights abuses and is … Continue reading

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Charlie Ericksen and the Hispanic Link News Service: 30 Years and 5,000 Columns

LISTEN TO CHARLIE ERICKSEN download mp3 Not one Hispanic journalist was nationally syndicated when Charlie Ericksen started the Hispanic Link News Service. There have been improvements regarding Latinos’ (under)representation in the media, at least partly because of the exposure Hispanic … Continue reading

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Tunisia. Egypt. Mexico?

LISTEN TO JAMES COCKCROFT download mp3 “I talk to audiences all over this country… and you’d be surprised how many questions I get from the public [asking], ‘Well, what would Mexico do without us?’ And I gasp, and most Mexicans … Continue reading

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CISPES at 30

LISTEN TO ALEXIS STOUMBELIS & BURKE STANSBURY download mp3 LISTEN TO ROSA LOZANO & SONIA UMANZOR download mp3 This winter, activists and supporters have gathered in four cities across the U.S. (Seattle, LA, NY and DC) to celebrate the 30th … Continue reading

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Farmworkers Make Thanksgiving Dinner Possible

Listen to Lucas Benitez HERE: download mp3 Yesterday, millions of Americans enjoyed a Thanksgiving Dinner made possible by some of the most underpaid and overlooked workers in the United States. While food production is increasingly controlled by a handful of … Continue reading

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Hungry for Justice on the Border

LISTEN TO LORENA ANDRADE download mp3 Like so much of the border region, El Paso, Texas is poor. It was the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that made it so, according to Lorena Andrade, an activist with La Mujer … Continue reading

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