Indigenous, Rural Mexicans in Morelos Fight Against Energy Project That Threatens Their Water Supplies
MEXICO CITY — Operations at the newly constructed thermoelectric plant in Huexca, Morelos could begin in the near future, despite yearslong delays caused by vocal opposition and unresolved legal issues.
In Chicago, a Push to Deny a Permit for a Metal Scrapper Plant in a Predominantly Latino Neighborhood
CHICAGO — For over a year, Latino activists from Chicago’s southeast side have been fighting to stop the planned opening of a metal-shredding facility in a community that already suffers from poor air quality and toxic waste.
145 Organizations Call on Biden Administration to End Federal Use of the Berks County Residential Center
As ICE and Berks County Commissioners continue private negotiations to convert the Berks facility into a women’s prison, organizations and grassroots groups call on the Biden Administration to terminate any and all ICE and DHS contracts with the county.
Dear President López Obrador: ‘In Mexico, More Is Done to Protect the Palacio Nacional Than to Protect Women From Femicide and Rape’
“We demand a national security strategy focused on gender to put an end to femicides,” the letter said.
DHS Secretary Mayorkas invited to hear directly from communities that have suffered abuse at the hands of ICE.
Organizers are also calling to empty all detention centers, by releasing individuals into the community.
Black Immigrant Rights Groups Say ICE Scheduled More Deportations to Haiti, Including Those of Pregnant Women
“The flights include five pregnant women, including two women who were almost at full term (36-weeks and 35-weeks pregnant), risking the safety of the expectant mothers,” the release added.
New Jersey Immigrant Advocates Protest Menendez and Booker, Saying Deportations Haven’t Stopped Under Biden
Cosecha noted that the protesters included families of undocumented immigrants currently detained by ICE.
Mexico City Otomí Community Continues Occupation of Government Offices to Demand Decent Housing in Pandemic
MEXICO CITY — For close to four months, members of the Indigenous Otomí community in Mexico City have occupied government offices amid the effects of worsening public health and economic crises that have exacerbated their decades-long neglect by local and federal authorities.
“The woman, only identified as Rosa to protect her identity, was arrested on Wednesday for two outstanding citations from 2015 after a traffic stop by the El Paso police,” the KTSM report said.
Advocates for reform have long argued that punitive policies have not reduced the flow of drugs across the country. In fact, they have strengthened illicit drug markets.
Host Hector Luis Alamo chats with Arturo Dominguez, an anti-racist activist and journalist based in Texas
On the eve of Biden’s inauguration, Latino USA reached out to young Latinos who would be personally impacted by a few of these policy changes, to hear what promises they hope Biden will keep—and what they hope Biden will do that he hasn’t committed to yet.
This is a “state of emergency for gender violence and hate crimes,” a Friday statement said.
“While the current administration has done nothing but vilify the immigrant community, spewing hatred in all forms throughout the last four years, immigrant leaders know that changing administrations has never been the solution,” Movimiento Cosecha said.
This is only the beginning for Ynes Torres, her family, and the citizens of Inglewood.
The connections between police and terrorist groups have been well documented for decades.
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is preparing to deport more than a dozen children and their parents held at a Texas immigration detention center, including a 4-year-old girl with a broken arm requiring surgery, according to lawyers for the families.
Advocates and workers are demanding change after years of high fatality rates in the construction industry. What can be done depends heavily on the labor organizing landscape in each state.
BOSTON (AP) — Officers at a Dartmouth detention center used excessive force when they deployed pepper spray, police dogs and a flash bang device against inmates who refused to be tested for COVID-19, according to a state report released Tuesday.
Hector chats with Jared Trujillo, president of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys and a new leader in the fight to decriminalize and destigmatize sex workers.