Category Archive: Immigration

Nov 08

No Human Being Is Illegal – Wrap Up

[Via Scope Apparel] THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to / came through and participated in the No Human Being Is Illegal Exhibition and Closing Reception last weekend! It was a beautiful, powerful weekend and none of it would have been possible without the support of you all. Thank you to Haymarket People’s Fund for …

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Aug 01

Call for Submissions: No Human Being Is Illegal

Voices of Liberation, Pen & Sword Political Pirates and Scope Apparel present: ‘No Human Being is Illegal‘ a group art show at Haymarket People’s fund. Part of Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2017. This is an open call for entries of visual, multimedia and other work reflecting on Borders, Migration, Criminilaztion of Human Life and the …

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Jul 21

Call the governor and tell him you support bringing refuge children to Mass

We are getting reports from a comrade who works in constituent relations in the Governor’s office that they are getting flooded with anti-immigrant calls. PLEASE call to support bringing some of the refuge children here to Massachusetts. The number to call is (617)725-4005 More information via Boston Globe

Sep 26

Immigrants in Detention Negotiate to Improve Conditions at Suffolk

[Via Immigrant & Detainee Solidarity Committee] Nearly 40 immigrants detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Suffolk County House of Corrections in Boston are now in negotiations to address substandard and unsanitary prison conditions.  They presented a letter to corrections officials with a list of demands on Tuesday, September 24, stating that if their demands …

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Aug 13

Boston’s Unfinished March for Jobs, Freedom & Justice

Boston’s Unfinished March for Jobs, Freedom & Justice An Event Marking the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington The Boston Workers Alliance, Inc. has issued a clarion call for a mobilization in Boston on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  A coalition of neighborhood organizations, base building community organizing groups, labor unions, …

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May 14

A New SIM Phase! – Staff Transitions – Now Hiring

Over the next couple of months, Nataly Castaño, SIM’s Lead Organizer, and Conrado Santos, SIM’s Campaign Coordinator, will be transitioning out of their positions as staff members of the Student Immigrant Movement. The last two years have been a rollercoaster of emotions, learnings, struggles and achievements. It is a bittersweet moment for both us to …

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Feb 26

SIM now accepting applications for Lead Coordinator role!

Hello SIMmers, allies, and supporters! SIM is now officially beginning the search for a new Lead Coordinator. Check out the description below, and please help spread the word about this exciting opportunity to join the SIM staff team. SIM members, old or new, are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is March 18th, 2013. …

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Jul 19

Job Posting: Immigration Cultural Strategist Coordinator and Amplifier

PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR NETWORKS. This is the link to the description on as well: Immigration Cultural Strategist Coordinator and Amplifier About the Culture Group: The Culture Group (TCG), a collaboration of social change experts and creative producers, joined together formally in September 2010 to advance progressive change through expansive, strategic and values-driven cultural organizing. …

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May 07

United We Dream: I’m getting deported for being brown

My world turned upside down the day after I turned twenty. After celebrating my birthday with friends I was waiting for my ride home, when the police approached me. Without cause, they moved to arrest me and I resisted– I was nervous and I didn’t understand why I was being arrested.  Because of this misunderstanding, I was …

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Mar 22

Legislation Watch: S.2061 Anti-Immigration bill “Act to enhance community safety”

SOURCE: Bill S.2061 An Act to enhance community safety By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Richard T. Moore, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr, George N. Peterson, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance community safety. The Judiciary. Sponsors: Richard T. Moore Status: …

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Nov 21

We are Vinny and Denis, Education not Deportation Vigil

21 November · 10:30 – 12:30 Boston City Hall Plaza On the 21st, we will be a few days away from Vinny’s court hearing, and we must show DHS that we will not let them deport Vinny and Denis. So join us for our most important action so far. This will be the moment when we will show …

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Nov 09

Ocupemos El Barrio Nov. 11 6PM

Ocupemos El Barrio November 11 @ 6PM Maverick Landing Community Center 31 Liverpool St. East Boston

Oct 25

Emergency Press Conference: Another Broken Promise. We are all Shamir!

Facebook event link: Shamir, a Florida Dreamer who has lived in the US since he was 7 years old, could be deported as early as Tuesday. Obama promised not to deport Dreamers anymore. Secretary Napolitano recently said they will start piloting the implementation of the Morton memo in 3 weeks. Unfortunately, Shamir doesn’t have …

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Oct 12

5 Undocumented Student Leaders Arrested

Francisco Bravo, Adrian Gonzalez, Neidi Dominguez, Nancy Meza and Tony Ortuno were arrested just moments ago after going in to the Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) Prosecutor’s office to demand that President Obama stop the deportation of undocumented youth and allow them the opportunity to apply for work authorization. Please do the following to support …

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Sep 28

Film Screening: Precious Knowledge

ON THE MOVE: El MOVIMIENTO/The Movement: Fundraiser to support AZ Save Ethnic Studies $5 530pm:Dinner 6pm-9pm:Film & Open Mic When: October, 7, 2011 Film Screening: Precious Knowledge: Arizona’s Battle over Ethnic Studies Location: Encuentro 5 33 Harrison Ave Fl.5 Boston, MA 02111 Contact: Pedro Montañez (857)350-5801 website: FB:El Movimiento-The Movement for Ethnic …

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Jun 08

Latino and Caribbean Immigrant Communities Commend Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick for Bringing an End to S-Comm in the Bay State

The National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) PRESS STATEMENTJune 6, 2011 Contact Person:Xochitl Espinosa al (877) 683-2908, ext. 4 / Latino and Caribbean Immigrant Communities Commend Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick for Bringing an End to S-Comm in the Bay State. Chicago, IL – Today’s announcement the Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick …

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Apr 27

Dialogue on Education & Immigration with Dr. William Perez

Friday, April 29th3pm – 4:30pmLarsen 203 Harvard Graduate School of Education Dr. William Perez, Professor of Immigration & Education at Claremont Graduate University in California will be guest lecturing at the Harvard Graduate school of education to discuss the current immigration climate in addition to exploring the implications of being undocumented relative to mental health …

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Dec 20

Centro Presente URGENT ACTION! To Denounce Massachusetts’ Intention to Sign on to Secure Communities

Centro PresenteURGENT ACTION! To Denounce Massachusetts’ Intention to Sign on to Secure Communities Since it was revealed in the summer that the City of Boston had been secretly participating in Secure Communities, Centro Presente, with the support of ACLU-Mass and AFSC-Project Voice, has been running a campaign to educate our community and allies about the …

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Nov 29

MA FOR THE DREAM ACT! Community Speak out NOV 29 3-6pm

Pack the Church! Nov 29, 2010 3pm- 6pm St. Paul’s Cathedral   (138 Tremont Street   Boston MA 02111, Across from Park St. T  Station)  MONDAY   November 29, 2010 

Oct 26

Community Forum about the Secure Communities Program

Centro Presente invites you to a: Community Forum about the Secure Communities Program The Forum will be conducted in Spanish As part of Centro Presente’s informative campaign we are organizing a Community Forum about the Secure Communities Program. When: Sunday,October 24th at 3:00 p.m. Where: Casa de La Cultura 202 Maverick Street East Boston, MA …

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Oct 18

ICE Stalks the Streets of East Somerville, MA.

Somerville, MA– Late Thursday evening Centro Presente received a panicked phone call from one of our youth members informing us that ICE agents were at his house. The agents had come for an individual who no longer lived at the apartment building. Although the person they were looking for was not in the building and …

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Oct 09

2pm Monday RALLY- anti-Columbus, pro-immigrant!

Anti Columbus Day Rally No Hay Justicia Sin Libertad Monday October 11 2:00PM – 4:00PM Corner of Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass (Outside Hampton Inn) Mass. Ave. T / Orange Line #1 & #10 Bus to BMC Stand in Solidarity with the Immigrants & Other Boston Residents Held Captive at the ICE Detention Center & …

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Jul 28

Dream University – Boston – August 3rd

On August 3rd Student Immigrant Movement will open a Boston Satellite campus of the DREAM University. Join in the days teach-ins and mock graduation on the steps of the MA State House.

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