Posts Tagged immigration justice

Border Patrol to continue shooting in response to rock-throwing

In a harrowing–but unsurprising–move, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is rejecting a recommendation to stop using deadly force in response to rock-throwers from the Mexican side of the border. What is even more infuriating than this move is the reasoning Border Patrol Chief Mike Fisher gave for rejecting this recommendation:

In a harrowing–but unsurprising–move, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is rejecting a recommendation to stop using deadly force in response to rock-throwers from the Mexican side of the border. What is even more infuriating than this move ...

Hats Off to Immigrant Women

We here at Feministing know that women wear many hats. Women are caretakers, students, workers, bloggers or activists. They may also be immigrants.

These women all deserve to be included within our government’s social safety net, to benefit from the resources they are already investing in, and to be brought out of the shadows of undocumentation. They deserve fair wages and just working conditions. They deserve to be kept together with their families without fearing deportation every time they leave the house.

This is why We Belong Together has started the campaign Fedoras for Fairness, using the symbol of the fedora–a hat worn by early women’s rights activists–to symbolize the many hats women wear each day. ...

We here at Feministing know that women wear many hats. Women are caretakers, students, workers, bloggers or activists. They may also be immigrants.

These women all deserve to be included within our government’s social safety net, ...

Building character in overlooked places

One of my favorite parts of being on the road, speaking about my various books, is the chance to interact with local organizers, artists, and activists, and get even just a lil’ taste of the issues in various parts of the country. A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to go to Salt Lake City, a place you’re probably more likely to associate with Mormons and mountains than radical activism. Think again.

I visited the Mestizo Arts & Activism Collective at their home base in a cool, local coffee spot. They describe themselves like this:

We are an inter-generational group of students of diverse academic and ethnic backgrounds concerned about the community we live in. Our goal is ...

One of my favorite parts of being on the road, speaking about my various books, is the chance to interact with local organizers, artists, and activists, and get even just a lil’ taste of the issues ...

Tuesday viewing: Migration is Beautiful

i am OTHER (Pharrell, I love you!) featured artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez, along with her partners and supporters, in a documentary series, “Migration is Beautiful.” In the videos, she details her own passion as an artist,  her journey to the front lines of the war on immigrants, and her trip to the Democratic National Convention last year, where she met up with the UndocuBus. The series also features interviews with activists such as Jose Antonio Vargas, Isabel Garcia, and Julio Salgado. And it is beautiful.

My stance on immigration reform is probably not news to anybody who reads this site. But in case you need a reminder, Vargas sums it up succinctly.

Immigration is not this “south of ...

i am OTHER (Pharrell, I love you!) featured artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez, along with her partners and supporters, in a documentary series, “Migration is Beautiful.” In the videos, she details her own passion as an artist, ...