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Jul 23, 2019
Earthquake preparedness, and what you need to know for the next Big One
How community organizers and organizations are preparing for the emergencies we know are coming.
Jul 20, 2019
Finding God in Solidarity
An interview with Rabbi Brant Rosen, founder of the United States's first openly non-Zionist temple.
Jul 19, 2019
Chicagoans Protest Blockade Of Gaza Strip
Chicago-based organizations are hosting three days of actions to protest the ongoing Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Jul 18, 2019
Immigration Policy Protesters Will Rally Outside Cory Gardner's Office
Protesters put pressure on Senator Cory Gardner to stand up to Trump's immigration policies.
Jul 18, 2019
Las amenazas de Trump llevan a México a endurecer su frontera con Guatemala
Trump's threats lead Mexico to tighten its border with Guatemala.
Jul 16, 2019
Administration to apply 'third country' rule for asylum-seekers
(National Catholic Reporter)
The Trump administration announced an interim "third country rule" requiring immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to first apply for refugee status in another country.
Jul 16, 2019
Meet the #MomsAgainstTheCamps Who Stormed Joni Ernst’s Office for Immigrant Justice
(Ms. Magazine)
50 mothers stage sit-ins at Iowa Senator Joni Ernst's office to demand she take action on family separation at the border.
Jul 16, 2019
N.J. teen says she was protecting her parents when she thwarted possible ICE raid
Know-Your-Rights information helps immigrant communities protect their families.
Jul 16, 2019
NH Republicans react to Trump tweets; Sununu calls nation's capital 'toxic'
(Union Leader)
New Hampshire politicians and advocates respond to Trup's racist tweets.
Jul 15, 2019
How Do We Build Resistance Before Disaster Strikes?
(The Nation)
Thirty-five years ago, organizers devised a new way to fight injustice before our government enacts a horrific policy: a pledge of resistance.
Jul 15, 2019
Here's How You Can Help Kids at the Homestead Migrant Camp
(Miami New Times)
Here's How You Can Help Kids at the Homestead Migrant Camp
Jul 14, 2019
No sign of immigrant sweeps in Denver so far
(Denver Post)
Communities prepare for immigration raids threatened by the Trump Administration.
Jul 14, 2019
Greensboro shows refugees can be positive contributors to U.S. communities
(News and Record)
Taking in refugees is making Greensboro stronger.
Jul 13, 2019
Teaneck joins nationwide vigil to protest immigration camps
New Jersey communities come together to protest immigration detention.
Jul 12, 2019
County stops work after clash over migrant shelter at vacant Pima juvenile center
(Tucson Sentinel)
Plans to turn an unused section of the juvenile detention center as a Catholic Community Services shelter for hundreds of migrants have prompted debate.
Jul 12, 2019
Formerly Incarcerated People Say Arizona's Early Release Bill Had Unintended Consequences
A recently signed bill in Arizona is helping some people get out of prison.
Jul 12, 2019
ICE raids cities: What you need to know about immigration raids planned this weekend
The ICE raids were announced with a presidential Tweet, and have sparked fears, anger and protests.
Jul 12, 2019
Advocates Reach Out to Immigrants Ahead of Raids
AFSC is conducting outreach to migrant families throughout Iowa.
Jul 12, 2019
ICE Conducts Weeklong Enforcement Surge in San Diego
(NBC 7 )
San Diego County was a part of a weeklong enforcement surge.
Jul 11, 2019
Coalition of National Organizations Celebrates Historic Vote in Congress Supporting an End to the Korean War
(Common Dreams)
An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act recognizes the importance of diplomacy with North Korea.
Jul 11, 2019
Crowds Will Protest Outside Aurora Immigrant Detention Facility July 12
A large protest outside the immigrant detention facility in Aurora is expected to draw more than a thousand people.
Jul 10, 2019
New Jersey Political Boss Warns “Certain Elements of the Working Class” Are Turned Off by Embrace of Immigrants
(The Intercept)
Advocates speak out against anti-immigrant comments by George Norcross.
Jul 9, 2019
Monmouth, Cape May sheriffs defy NJ AG, extend jail contracts with ICE
(Asbury Park Press)
The Monmouth and Cape May county sheriff's departments quietly extended agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this year.
Jul 6, 2019
Powerful Images From #CloseTheCamps Protests Across The Country
(Refinery 29)
On July 2, nearly 200 protests calling for the government to "close the camps" were held in cities across the country.



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