Some years ago, I tutored students at a local community college, usually non-native speakers of English who needed help with language. There I became acquainted with Sed and Ganet, two young people who’d come to America illegally. In the course of our classwork, I learned a bit about how they came to be here. I’d like to share that with you. Continue reading “Meet some illegal immigrants”
Take off, be allies, speak up, stand together and defend democracy!
Free Daniel Solidarity Strike
9a.m.-1p.m., Friday, Feb. 17 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17
Seattle Federal Courthouse, Volunteer Park Amphitheater,
700 Stewart Street, Seattle 1400 E Prospect St., Seattle
Strike your everyday routine tomorrow. Put boots on pavement to support immigrants and recharge yourself and the movement during this national, general strike day in resistance to the Trump administration’s policies of intolerance, suppression and fear.
Join immigrant allies at 9 a.m. to pack Seattle Federal Courthouse and demand that they free Daniel Ramirez Medina! Over the last week, the administration has detained and deported hundreds of immigrants nationwide. In Seattle on Tuesday, Daniel, 23-year-old father, was taken by ICE (U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement), despite having received repeated approval to stay and work under the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Daniel’s hearing is tomorrow.