Remember that mercenary firm under investigation for the brutal death of tens of Iraqi civilians? Well, they are coming to a border near you. See what proinmigrant has to say about it.
“We feel we Latinos have been bushwhacked, charred and ICE’d by our government,” said Gilbert Cortez, president of Casa Latina Centro de Informacion, one of the groups that organized the meeting. “This land belongs to God and not to the United States.”
54 workers were taken in raids on 11 McDonald’s restaurants late last week. The community will not cower. Organizations in Northern Nevada are organizing a three day boycott of businesses in Northern Nevada and a mobilization Wednesday at noon.
Luis Caceres, general director of the Sociedad De Salvadorenos Unidos De Nevada Cooperando Con Atiquizaya, said the proposed action is to draw attention to the fact that immigrant workers are here to work and raise families.
“If work is a crime, accuse me of committing a crime,” he said. “Because of the reform that didn’t pass, we’re paying for it. Our families are being divided and our people are being prosecuted because they didn’t have any papers.”
War is being waged on the children at our borders. Tens of families were affected by recent raids in Chaparral, a border town in Texas.
“My concern is that I don’t want any children to be terrorized or separated from their families,” she said.
Officials of the Mexican Consulate in El Paso said they were still trying Friday to figure out what to do with five siblings who stayed in Chaparral after their parents were deported to Mexico on Monday. Some of the children are U.S. citizens because they were born in the United States.
This is another nail in the coffin of our immigration system. When children are left parentless, families are destroyed and kids are terrorized we know our democracy isn’t working, and neither is our immigration system.
If anyone has updates from other border raids, please post them here!