Today, in Milwaukee, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington and other cities across the nation immigrant communities are mobilizing to demand dignity and respect for families and workers. Since the Senate failed to advance a comprehensive immigration bill in late June, the Bush Administration is seeking to implement a wide range of enforcement-only policies that will not only fail to address the nation’s broken immigration system, but will spread fear in American families and workplaces.
The arrest and deportation of Elvira Arellano, an immigrant rights activist from Chicago, is one example of how our nation’s immigration policies tear apart families. New regulations promulgated in August that would use Social Security Administration records to require employers to enforce federal immigration laws is a misguided attempt that could undermine the rights of all workers to improve their wages and working conditions.
Find actions in your area
Georgia has been the site of quite a bit of fearmongering, from raids, to attempted police enforcement of immigration, to the passage of incredibly harsh and unworkable anti-migration laws.
Well, folks in the community aren’t going to let that stop them from fighting. With fear rising, many migrants are unwilling or hesitant to seek legal help- A local law firm brings the help to them in a local Abogadomovil. This is the same law firm that helped fight off an anti-migrant local ordinance in Cherokee County earlier this year.
Does anybody know of anything similar in their area?
Without any official reason given, The Houston Chronicle removed Lalo Alcaraz’s La Cucaracha comic strip from their printed version, but NOT from their online version… Why is that? And why is no official reason being given. The LA Times has apparently already tried to remove this strip, but the strip was reinstated within 36 hours after public outcry. If you like this comic, or if you think papers shouldn’t be pulling content without a clear and transparent reason- check out the action alert and post at Dos Centavos
HELP La Cucaracha get reinstated in HOUSTON CHRONICLE
To all my MySpace Friends and la cucaracha fans everywhere but esp. in HOUSTON, Tejas: (You can take action by emailing the Houston Chron below, but read on).
The Houston Chronicle has dropped the ONLY COMIC STRIP IN THE UNITED STATES that regularly supports Latino immigrant rights and explores Chicano/Latino/Mexicano political and social issues- “la cucaracha,” by me, Lalo Alcaraz, and has replaced it with a PENGUIN-themed comic strip by a New Zealand cartoonist!
You can help me get “la cucaracha” back in to the paper. It can happen, as in March I was dropped WITHOUT NOTICE by the LA Times and reader response was so OVERWHELMING they brought La Cucaracha back in 36 hours!
creator of “La Cucaracha”