Mijente

Immigrants in Stewart Detention Center on Hunger Strike to Demand COVID19 Precautions, Release as Georgia Becomes Southeast Epicenter of Pandemic

In audio recordings, detained immigrants at the for-profit Stewart Detention Center describe cramped conditions, a lack of a plan to deal with outbreak, and increasing panic within the detention center.

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 8:41 AM

Advocacy Organizations to AG William Barr: Halt Migrant Prosecutions During COVID-19 Crisis to Save Lives

Immigration, criminal legal reform, and civil rights groups call on DOJ to halt immigration prosecutions, close “Operation Streamline” courts, and drop existing charges 

  • Mar 24, 2020
  • 3:15 PM

The Mike Bloomberg We Remember: New Yorkers of Color Pen Open Letter to Super Tuesday Voters

“We could write books that would fill libraries about the harm that Bloomberg caused New Yorkers—harm that has lasting effects to today,” the signers said.

  • Feb 25, 2020
  • 10:20 AM

Mijente’s Marisa Franco Responds to President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

“While we have been on a path toward racist nationalism for a while, history will look back at this day as the day American democracy died.”

  • Feb 15, 2019
  • 4:59 PM

Case of Detained 15-Month-Old Baby Exposes Continued Separation of Families by Trump

Father’s charging documents did not include details of the family separation, hiding it from the court and from the public. Family and advocates demand her immediate release and demand answers to why the government continues to separate families.

  • Jan 26, 2019
  • 10:52 AM

White House Border Proposal Attempts to Use Border Communities as Laboratory for Tech Surveillance of Americans

“The proposal that President Trump offers is a hollow concession and an attempted deal that should be wholly rejected by members of Congress.”

  • Jan 21, 2019
  • 1:07 PM

Mijente Statement on Trump Address

The President “is doubling down on his racist campaign promise and putting all Americans and the health of our economy at risk.”

  • Jan 8, 2019
  • 10:06 PM

Immigration Court Orders Alejandra Pablos Deported

“We are extremely saddened and angered by the Tucson Immigration court’s decision to deport Alejandra,” said Jacinta González, who is leading Mijente’s organizing support for Pablos’ case.

  • Dec 11, 2018
  • 5:53 PM

Immigrant Rights Activist Targeted by ICE Set for Asylum Hearing on December 11

Alejandra Pablos was singled out and detained by DHS agents during a peaceful protest outside of DHS offices in Virginia in January of 2018.

  • Dec 7, 2018
  • 6:20 PM

Mijente Statement on Georgia Governor Race Decision

“Despite the divisiveness of Kemp’s campaign, we emerge from this election more united than ever.”

  • Nov 16, 2018
  • 6:24 PM

Mijente Statement on MULTIPLE Arrests of Peaceful Protestors at GA State Capitol

“Georgia is well-known for some of the worst voter suppression efforts in the country, and today’s arrests of peaceful protestors are a prime example of this extreme intimidation of people of color.”

  • Nov 13, 2018
  • 5:00 PM

Marisa Franco, Co-Founder of Mijente, Condemns Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice for Human Rights Abuses Against the Latinx Community 

Under his leadership, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) enacted policies that have devastated thousands of our neighbors.

  • Nov 8, 2018
  • 7:21 AM

Mijente Statement on Trump’s Proposed Ban on Birthright Citizenship

“From Louisville to Pittsburgh to Tornillo”

  • Oct 30, 2018
  • 10:05 PM

Who’s Behind Ice: The Tech and Data Companies Fueling Deportations

Technology companies are working with ICE.

  • Oct 23, 2018
  • 6:50 PM

Mijente Statement on the Border Patrol Agent Who Murdered Four Women and Abducted a Fifth

“These four women now join a list of countless other people who have been killed simply for being born on one side of an invisible line and risking their lives to transcend it.”

  • Sep 17, 2018
  • 6:25 AM

6 Things Everyone Who Cares About Stopping Separation of Children Must Know About Trump’s Executive Order

Trump and Sessions will continue to implement their “Zero Tolerance” policy and prosecute everyone detained at the border.

  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 8:11 AM

National ‘Chinga La Migra’ Organizing Tour Targets ICE, Launches at Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma

“We think it’s time to start exposing what’s really happening to immigrants inside of President Trump’s Racism First agenda,” explained Marisa Franco.

  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 5:39 PM

BREAKING: Federal Judge Grants Freedom to Activist Alejandra Pablos From Immigration Detention

Now we must demand that Governor Ducey pardon Alejandra so she can have a chance to fight her deportation and stay home.

  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 2:53 PM

Activist Is Granted Bond Hearing in Deportation Fight, Inspires National Mobilization for Her Release

Federal judge sets court date to determine immigration custody of activist Alejandra Pablos, as friends and colleagues mobilize nationwide to assure her release.

  • Apr 9, 2018
  • 10:49 AM

City of Chicago Under Review by OIG for Use of Gang Database

The investigation comes after more than a year of campaigning for Chicago to be a real ‘Sanctuary’ for its residents by, amongst other demands, eliminating the Gang Database.

  • Mar 23, 2018
  • 9:02 AM