Know Your Rights: How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids

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  • Published on:  Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants’ rights activists: Adelina Nicholls, the executive director of Georgia Latino Alliance of Human Rights in Atlanta; Shannon Camacho, the Los Angeles County Raids Rapid Response Network coordinator for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights; and Natalia Aristizabal, co-director of organizing at Make the Road New York. Camacho says, “We tell our community members that no matter what ICE does, don’t open the door.”


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  • meli d
    meli d  3 months ago

    They can hop over ILLEGALLY crossing federal country grounds and still have rights. America is the best..only to non citizens. To everyone else, we have to pay 💰 to live in our “free country”
    Maybe I should change my name to a Spanish name and say I have no SSN #. I’d get better care from our govt. 🙄
    I think it’s time we should be like France and grow some ⚽️ 🏀 🏈
    No more of this half ass backwards 💩 👊

  • john doe
    john doe  3 months ago

    See ya! Time to deport every last illegal alien. End DACA, and chain migration, time to end birth right citizenship. Enough is enough.

  • Bobby Collins
    Bobby Collins  4 months ago

    HOW IS trump STILL IN OFFICE!!!! these are considered 'Crimes Against Humanity'? Right?
    Crimes against humanity are certain acts that are deliberately committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian or an identifiable part of a civilian population. The first prosecution for crimes against humanity took place at the Nuremberg trials. Crimes against humanity have since been prosecuted by other international courts (for example, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the International Criminal Court) as well as in domestic prosecutions. The law of crimes against humanity has primarily developed through the evolution of customary international law. Crimes against humanity are not codified in an international convention, although there is currently an international effort to establish such a treaty, led by the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative.

    Unlike war crimes, crimes against humanity can be committed during peace or war.[1] They are not isolated or sporadic events, but are part either of a government policy (although the perpetrators need not identify themselves with this policy) or of a wide practice of atrocities tolerated or condoned by a government or a de facto authority. War crimes, murder, massacres, dehumanization, genocide, ethnic cleansing, deportations, unethical human experimentation, extrajudicial punishments including summary executions, use of weapons of mass destruction, state terrorism or state sponsoring of terrorism, death squads, kidnappings and forced disappearances, use of child soldiers, unjust imprisonment, enslavement, cannibalism, torture, rape, political repression, racial discrimination, religious persecution and other human rights abuses may reach the threshold of crimes against humanity if they are part of a widespread or systematic practice.

  • qantasia matthews
    qantasia matthews  4 months ago

    Why is there no one on here speaking about the other individuals who are affected by immigration issues. Those from the Caribbeans and from different countries.

  • Wilbur English
    Wilbur English  4 months ago

    Anybody who breaks the law have to pay the price if you help though it's extraction of Justice you should go to jail if you break the law you have to pay no in between

  • Wilbur English
    Wilbur English  4 months ago

    Are all you going to put the same effort in getting a DDOS reparations for all the wrong doing all the killings in Mass Injustice will we get to say yes or no

  • A L
    A L  4 months ago

    Detention centers are full and they want to do raids? Why don't they fix the containment centers first before the raids. Idiots running the show.

    THEBULPERRY  4 months ago

    i dont see what the big problem is

  • Renee Michel
    Renee Michel  4 months ago

    As I watch what is happening, I think about my situation as an immigrant here in Costa Rica. Everything is in Spanish and while I have been here learning Spanish, I would have a difficult time trying to understand legal documents in Spanish. In addition, it is hard to imagine being here and being looked at suspiciously if I speak with an English accent or I am overheard speaking English. In addition, to think some official might come to my door to detain me and kick me out of the country, I have called home now for almost two years, is horrible. Knowing how the U.S. operates made me leave the country. It is sickening.

    HD DUDE  4 months ago

    Make America White Again!

    HD DUDE  4 months ago

    Make America White Again!

  • haga059
    haga059  4 months ago

    Now immigrants, who's next? We are getting closer to authoritarian country. I'm not surprised if I see some knucklehead doing Nazi salute on the street and I'm really worried.

  • just enough
    just enough  4 months ago

    This is like the rest of the MSM posting tips on how to evade ice,Trump is the controlled opposition making it seem like he's a immigration law enforcing president, he's not, it's just an act, between Trump and MSM you and the others are stabbing guys like me who want immigration laws enforced, you're being a lookout in a grocery store while your friend shoplifts.and the rest of us has to pay for your crimes.

  • DB Cooper
    DB Cooper  4 months ago

    These aliens have endangered their families and should be ashamed of themselves

  • DB Cooper
    DB Cooper  4 months ago

    👏🏻🤓 Bravo!

  • American Made
    American Made  4 months ago

    Funny Trump is demonized for doing the exact same thing Obama did.. difference is Obama did it on a much larger scale... Obama deported over 3 million 🇺🇸

  • American Made
    American Made  4 months ago

    The immigration crisis will put Trump back in the White House in 2020... It will put Pence in the White House in 2024 and 2028 🇺🇸

  • crystalmtn01
    crystalmtn01  4 months ago

    Don't forget that the U.S. is a Constutional Republic, not a direct democracy.

  • Paulette Maximun
    Paulette Maximun  4 months ago

    . . .I am guessing . . .they don't know any better??? . . .God knows. .. . .we all have choices. . .

  • Xplane Y
    Xplane Y  4 months ago

    My girlfriend is an international student, and gets a 4.0 gpa EVERY semester. She is busting her ASS, and wants to live in America. But THE FAIR WAY. Someone explain to me how you expect people who came here ILLEGALLY and UNFAIRLY just get to stay. How is this fair.