Media Coverage

Immigration Activists Conduct Sit-In Outside of White House, 145 Peacefully Arrested

Author: 
Scharon Harding
Source: 
Latin Post

On Thursday, a reported 145 people were arrested outside of the White House during a civil disobedience protest demanding immigration reform and relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants.

According to The Associated Press, the protest was led by immigration activists from CASA de Maryland, which aims to "create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities," according to its mission, and its sister organization CASA de Virginia.

Terry O'Neill Was One of Hundreds Arrested Calling for Immigration Reform at White House Rally

Source: 
Ms. Magazine Feminist Wire

Thursday, nearly 300 people were arrested in front of the White House during a rally calling on President Barack Obama to halt mass deportations. Among them was Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

O'Neill was arrested during El Dia Decisivo, a civil disobedience action led by Casa de Maryland and the newly formed Casa de Virginia. She spoke to the Feminist Newswire just hours after being released from custody.

Detienen a más de 100 inmigrantes en una manifestación por la reforma migratoria

Author: 
Jorge Cancino
Source: 
Univision

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Cientos de activistas e inmigrantes, con y sin papeles, marcharon en Washington DC para pedirle al presidente Barack Obama dos cosas: que pare las deportaciones y tome acciones ejecutivas para aliviar el calvario de 11 millones de indocumentados.

Detienen a 140 activistas que protestaban en la Casa Blanca

Source: 
Huellas de Mexico

Washington, Estados Unidos a 28 de agosto.- Autoridades estadounidenses detuvieron a 140 activistas frente a la Casa Blanca que exigían al presidente Barack Obama, una reforma migratoria.

Los arrestos ocurrieron en respuesta al acto de desobediencia civil por parte de activistas, quienes rehusaron acatar las órdenes del Servicio Secreto y la policía del Servicio Nacional de Parques para desocupar la acera frontal de la residencia presidencial.

Immigration Activists Arrested in Front of White House

Source: 
Latin American Herald Tribune

WASHINGTON – Police arrested more than 100 immigration reform activists on Thursday in front of the White House as the latter engaged in an act of civil disobedience to demand that President Barack Obama provide relief for the country’s 11 million undocumented foreigners, who are at risk of being deported.

The arrests were made at the culmination of a peaceful march that began at the headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The executive director of the Casa Maryland organization, Gustavo Torres, told Efe that the president “can and must” stop the deportations.

Activistas se dejan arrestar en EE.UU. tras exigir la Reforma Migratoria

Author: 
Arturo Gutiérrez Ávila
Source: 
Sexenio

Alrededor de 140 activistas a favor de la Reforma Migratoria en Estados Unidos se dejaron arrestar frente a la Casa Blanca con el fin de exigir a Barack Obama aprobar dicha iniciativa.

Cerca de 140 activistas a favor de la Reforma Migratoria en Estados Unidos fueron detenidos de manera voluntaria el día de hoy en frente de la Casa Blanca, en una muestra de desobediencia civil para reclamar al presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, la desprotección en la que mantiene a más de once millones de indocumentados en riesgo de ser deportados.

Immigration Activists Talk Effects, Message Behind H.R. 5272, Say Republicans Want to 'Intimidate' Hispanics by Ending DACA

Author: 
Scharon Harding
Source: 
Latin Post

On Aug. 1, the House of Representatives passed bill H.R. 5272. The bill limits the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program just as thousands of unaccompanied Central American children have recently been caught crossing the border. Now, activists are sharing their views about what the bill says to immigration supporters, and what politicians really hope to get out of it.

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House Passes Border Package: Congress Goes Into August Recess

Author: 
Rebecca S. Myles
Source: 
Latin Post

The House of Representatives, in its final session before a five week recess, voted and passed a $694 million border appropriations bill on Friday in a vote of 223-189. The bill, if passed into law, would overturn laws already passed to protect the rights of immigrants such as advances achieved under the The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. The bill would also deny an extension of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA).

Republicanos en la Cámara votan por la eliminación de DACA

Author: 
Redacción de La Opinión
Source: 
La Opinión

WASHINGTON — La Cámara de Representantes votó ayer a favor de terminar con el programa de Acción Diferida o DACA, ejecutado hace dos años por el presidente Barack Obama para detener las deportaciones de los jóvenes inmigrantes que llegaron al país siendo niños.

En un proyecto de ley paralelo a los fondos suplementarios para la crisis fronteriza, los republicanos lograron aprobar la medida con 216 votos a favor y 192 en contra, pese a saber que la ley morirá en el Senado.

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