Tag Archives: Immigration

The Feministing Five: #FreeMarichuy’s Olga Tomchin

TweetMarichuy Leal Gamino, 23, has been detained at the for-profit ICE center in Eloy, Arizona for over a year. A trans woman forced into a men’s facility, she has faced sexual harassment and threats from men. Despite her efforts to report these threats to the facility guards, she has no received protection and was recently [...]
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The US is locking up pregnant immigrants despite policy against it

Tweet According to official Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidelines, pregnant immigrants aren’t supposed to be detained except if they pose a public safety threat. ICE officials have claimed this is such a rare occurrence it’s not even worth asking about.  Tweet
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Feministing Readz: Looking for home in ire’ne lara silva’s flesh to bone

TweetI’m not sure about your social media, but mine lately’s been blowing up with people talking about just how much their hometown they are. People on my feeds are so Chicago. They’re so Wingate, NC, they’re so Worcester, MA, and they’re so New York City. They’re dropping names of old hangouts and neighborhood characters. As an [...]
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Feministing Jamz: La Santa Cecilia on feminism, immigration, and storytelling

Tweet La Santa Cecilia is one of those bands whose raw energy stops you in your tracks from the jump. I first encountered them live at the Pachangafest in Austin, TX in 2012. On my way from one stage to the next, I was stopped in my tracks in front of a little side stage [...]
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Anti-immigrant protesters in Murrieta rely on sexist & racist stereotypes

TweetIn response to the increasing influx of migrants crossing the border into the U.S., a group of protestors blocked three buses filled with migrant women and children from entering the local Murrieta Border Patrol facility. The protests have continued for weeks, and the buses – which came to Murrieta in order to relieve overcrowded facilities in south [...]
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