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Weekly Witness: Tent Courts and Sick Babies

Marisol Cortez In this Weekly Witness series, we share some of the most significant messages posted to the public Facebook group Witness: Tornillo. Target: MPP by volunteers who have staked themselves outside the tent cities and detention facilities of the Trump Administration’s child internment policies. These posts offer firsthand, on-the-ground […]

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TAKE ACTION: “Remain in Mexico” Witnesses Needed

Interfaith Welcome Coalition invites people of conscience to a powerful action that begins this Sunday, January 12, and continues “until the policy of MPP [Migrant Protection Protocols] is reversed and asylum rights restored.” Witness and Protest WHERE: Brownsville, TX / Matamoros, MX WHEN: On January 12, 2020, we begin a sustained presence […]

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VIDEO: Hundreds in San Antonio Rally for Impeachment

Roughly 400 targeting US Rep. Will Hurd turn out on a cold night to support impeachment of ‘Donald tRumpudo.’ Greg Harman There were ground rules. Keep focus. Watch out for one another. Don’t engage with the heckling MAGA hats snapping around the edges. With clear attention and common care hundreds […]

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Standing with Migrants Means Putting Bodies on the Line

Pedro Rios / Peace Voice On December 10, I stood at the U.S.-Mexico border alongside hundreds of faith leaders to protest the cruel and unjust treatment of migrants and the militarization of our border communities. As I watched Border Patrol agents arrest reverends, imams, rabbis, Quakers, and other people of […]

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Children Still Being Seized on the Border

  Immigration lawyers say border agents are again removing children from their parents. The explanation? They’re protecting kids from criminal dads and moms. Immigration advocates say it’s zero tolerance by another name. Ginger Thompson | ProPublica The Trump administration has quietly resumed separating immigrant families at the border, in some […]

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Karnes Immigrants Forced to Breathe Fracking Fumes

‘The prisoners have no choice but to inhale the toxic fumes coming from these sites.’ Jeremy Deaton Karnes County was once one of the poorest counties in Texas, but a few years ago it saw the beginnings of an oil and gas boom spurred on by advances in hydraulic fracturing, or […]

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For Immigrant Children: Ghost Trains to Tent City

In Dead of Night, Trump Administration Transferring Children to Tent Camp With No Schooling and Limited Legal Services Jake Johnson With detention facilities overflowing due to President Donald Trump’s monstrous immigration policies—which have sent the number of children detained by the U.S. government soaring to a record 12,800—the Trump administration […]

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Attention! Attend! Fiesta de Resistencia

In celebration of Camp Cicada–now coming up on its 7th week lodged in the side of an ICE administrative hub on San Antonio’s Northeast side–Abolish ICE SATX is organizing Fiesta de Resistencia/Festival of Resistance on Friday, August 31st, 2018 from 2pm until 11pm. The festival aims to raise funds for […]

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Mayor Backs #OccupyICE Call for SA Police to Stand Down

This morning, San Antonio’s SAPD stopped by the #OccupyICE camp outside a Northside US Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility and warned of imminent arrest for the protestors. Then they drove off. Anxiously awaiting their return, this is the message from “Camp Cicada.” Camp members and supporters are calling on Mayor […]

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VIDEO: What Occupy ICE SATX Needs You To Know (and Do)

By Marisol Cortez On Tuesday, July 17th, community members from throughout Central and South Texas answered a national call for the abolition of ICE, moved both by the recent horror of family separation under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy as well as the success of Portland, Oregon blockaders in shutting down […]

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ICE Attack: How to Support Family Reunification

Local, state, and federal officials in San Antonio spoke out last night against the punitive federal practice of separating asylum-seeking families at the U.S.-Mexico border. They were joined in front of a crowd of hundreds by the director of RAICES (Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services), which […]