09-03-2006: Immigrant-Rights-Agenda Report
- Sunday, September 03, 200609-03-2006: Immigrant-Rights-Agenda ReportzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataBlogsource:zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapata~~~ Links to Articles ~~~zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataSacramento: Immigrant Rights Rally Set For 10 a.m. On Labor DayDate: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 08:43:22 -0700Contact: Cynthia Munoz 916-949-4217 Edgar Camacho 707-373-0026 or 916-996-9170zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataImmigrant rights backers head to D.C.Del. activists to join thousands more as Congress returns to workBy MADHUSMITA BORA, Special to The News JournalSunday, September 3, 2006zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataNew Rounds of Marches For Immigrant Rights Movements!Labor Day Weekend 2006: Lists of Nationwide Immigrant Rights MarcheszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataHired Hands: Breaching the borderThousands start the perilous trek with offers in hand from U.S. employers.By Susan Ferriss -- Bee Staff WriterzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataErica Heartquist Reports'No More Deaths' worker says she'd do it againSep 3, 2006 05:41 AM PDTzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataTAKING SIDES ON THE BORDER Humane Borders:It's about saving livesBorder issue: Humanitarian groups say their work in the Arizona desert saves countless lives and taxpayer dollarsDate published: 9/3/2006By MELISSA NIXzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataSeptember 3, 2006Exploitation of Miss. immigrants must stopzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataSep 2, 2006 1:46 pm US/PacificImmigrant-Rights Supporters March Through Downtownzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapatahttp://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/la-na-immig2sep02,1,858058.story?coll=la-news-politics-national4-Day Illinois March for Immigrant Rights BeginsThe pilgrimage is one of many across the nation geared toward pressuring Congress to move forward with an immigration overhaul.By Sara Olkon, Chicago TribuneSeptember 2, 2006zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataSep. 02, 2006Immigration rights backers marching onBy Jessie Mangaliman = Mercury NewszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataCharges Dismissed Against Tucson HumanitariansSeptember 1st, 2006zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapata+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataSacramento: Immigrant Rights Rally Set For 10 a.m. On Labor DayDate: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 08:43:22 -0700FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESaturday, September 2, 2006Contact: Cynthia Munoz 916-949-4217 Edgar Camacho 707-373-0026 or 916-996-9170Major immigrant rights marches scheduled at Capitol, and nationwide on Labor Day; Thousands expected to rallySACRAMENTO Immigrant rights groups the same ones who helped draw 20,000 participants to a May 1 Immigrant Rights Day March & Rally here have disclosed plans for a major rally and march in Sacramento, coordinated with similar immigrant rights marches nationwide, on Labor Day.The Campaign Against Unjust Immigration Laws (CAUIL) said today they haveplanned a rally MONDAY starting at 10 a.m. at Southside Park in Sacramento. Caravans from as far away as Chico and the Central Valley are expectedA march to the Federal Building on Capitol Mall will begin atapproximately 11 a.m. They plan to drop thousands of flowers to commemorate immigrants killed while crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico.This Sacramento event is one of many Labor Day Immigrant Rights marches that will take place nation-wide in cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago....________________________The Zapatista Solidarity Coalition909 12th St. #118Sacramento, CA 95814(916) 443-3424Email: zapa@...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataImmigrant rights backers head to D.C.Del. activists to join thousands more as Congress returns to workBy MADHUSMITA BORA, Special to The News JournalSunday, September 3, 2006They awakened America in spring, galvanizing millions in spontaneous street rallies, chanting, clapping and raising their voice for immigration reforms.Now, after months of relative quiet, immigrants and immigrants rights advocates are back, and on Thursday, hundreds of Delawareans are expected to join a rally at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to greet a returning Congress.Their demands: legalization of the countrys estimated 12 million illegal immigrants and a moratorium on deportation.We want the immigration issues to come back to the table, said Pastor Rene Knight, of the Iglesia Metodista Unida Betel in Georgetown.Before Congress adjourned for the summer, the debate reached a deadlock because of conflicting proposals from the House and the Senate. The Senates plan offers a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S at least five years, while the House version explores making it a felony to be inside the country illegally.The rally, organized by the National Capital Immigration Coalition an immigration reform advocacy group expects more than a million marchers from all over the East Coast.In Delaware, organizers such as Knight braved this weekends incessant rain to spread the word about the protest distributing fliers at restaurants, homes and bodegas and appearing on radio shows.We have three buses available right now, Knight said. By Tuesday, we should have a better idea about how many people are going.At noon Thursday, Knights group will huddle in front of Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown before heading to Washington, D.C., for the 4 p.m. event.In Wilmington, Voices Without Borders Inc. is leading the organization efforts. The group could not be reached for comment Saturday.Immigration experts dont anticipate Congress will act on reform legislation during an election year, but activists say they arent ready to accept defeat.We have to push, Knight said. I feel its an important issue, especially in an election year.zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataNew Rounds of Marches For Immigrant Rights Movements!Labor Day Weekend 2006: Lists of Nationwide Immigrant Rights MarchesNational Immigrant Solidarity Network[Immigration News Briefs] On Sept. 2, about 5,000 immigrant-rightssupporters marched through downtown Los Angeles to City Hall aspart of a series of events planned through Labor Day weekend.The march was organized by the March 25th Coalition [ http://www.March25Coalition.org ]In Chicago, at least 400 supporters of immigrant rights kicked off afour-day march from the city's Chinatown at noon on Sept. 1.The marchers will end their 45-mile journey, dubbed the ImmigrantWorkers Justice Walk, on Sept. 4 at the office of US House SpeakerDennis Hastert in Batavia, a suburb west of the city. The march demands include legalization for undocumented immigrants and a moratorium on raids and deportations.Dozen immigrant rights actions will be happen across the country for the next several days.September 2006 Nationwide Labor Day Weekend Immigrant ActionsChicago, IL: September 1 - 4, Immigrant Workers Justice Walk from Chicago to Batavia, IL. Tel: (877)762-7242Sunday, September 3Pittsburgh PA: 3:00 PM East Carson and 22nd Street, Southside. E-Mail: PFOIinfo@...Monday, September 4Los Angeles, CA - 2 (Wilmington): 8:00 AM (Assembly) 10:00 AM (March). Tel: (714)541-0250 URL: http://www.MAPA.orgOakland, CA: 9:00 AM, E. 14th St./International Blvd. + 98th Ave Tel: (510)502-9072 URL: http://www.BAMN.comPhoenix, AZ: 9:00 AM State Capital. Tel: (602) 279-8016 Ext. 21San Francisco, CA: 10:00 AM at Embarcadero. Tel: (415)487-9203, (510)839-7598San Jose, CA: 4:00 PM, Story Rd. / King Rd. (Parking Lot Mi Pueblo). Tel: (408) 203-1696St. Paul, MN: 10:30 AM 139 Concord St. (corner of Cesar & State St.) Tel: (651)389-9174 URL: http://www.mnimmigrantrights.orgNewark, NJ: 11:00 AM at Lincoln Park. Tel: (973)643-1924San Diego, CA: 10:30 AM, Labor Day Mass St. Joseph Cathedral, 1535 Third Avenue. Tel: (858) 490-8323 or (858) 560-0151 ext. 253Fresno, CA: 4:00 PM, Fulton Mall de Fresno. URL: http://peaceandfreedom-sjv.orgThursday, September 7Trenton, NJ: 11:00 AM, in front of the State House Annex 125 East State St. Tel: 877-452-5333 or 609-516-4119September 7 Washington, DCCamp Democracy Immigrant Rights Day, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Washington Monument, between the Mall and Constitution Avenue, and between 14 and 15 Streets. URL: http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/CampDemocracy/index.html4:00 PM Immigrant Rally Begins at the Mall 3rd & Constitution. URL: http://ncic-metro.orgFriday, September 8Chicopee, Mass.: 10:00 AM, Knights of Columbus, 1599 Memorial Drive. Tel: (413) 739-7233Saturday, September 9Los Angeles, CA -3: 4:00 PM Rally at LA Historic State Park (Cornfields), 1202 N. Spring St. Tel: (213) 385-7800 (ext. 127)Yesterday We MarchedToday We OrganizedTomorrow We'll Achieve Our Dreams and Goals!September 7 Camp Democracy: Immigrants' Rights DayWashington D.C.Sponsored by: National Immigrant Solidarity NetworkLocation: Washington Monument, Between Mall and Constitution Avenue, Between 14 and 15 Streets, Washington D.C.For More Information: http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/CampDemocracy/Information Hotline: (202)595-8990======================================National Immigrant Solidarity NetworkNo Immigrant Bashing! 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Support Immigrant Rights! send e-mail to: Border01subscribe@yahoogroups.comor visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Border01/zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzapataHired Hands: Breaching the borderThousands start the perilous trek with offers in hand from U.S. employers.By Susan Ferriss -- Bee Staff WriterEmail: sferriss@...Published 12:01 am PDT Sunday, September 3, 2006SÁSABE, Mexico -- Somewhere north of this Mexican cattle outpost, U.S. National Guard troops man 24-hour observation posts and better-equipped U.S. Border Patrol agents roam the desert, searching for illegal immigrants.Yet even as the Bush administration points to a drop in apprehensions at the border as proof that the new security measures are working, thousands of Mexicans and Central Americans still gather daily in border towns like this, willing to risk anything for a slot in the U.S. labor market.