~ Joint statement of the band of 16 clergy and local leaders arrested in NYC today.
16 New Yorkers, including local clergy, labor and community leaders, and City Council members, were arrested in NYC today in an act of civil disobedience intended to escalate pressure on the Obama administration and Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform in 2010. [Read more here.]
Dennis Chin writes in “Notes from a NYC Jail…" on the Standing FIRM blog.
Video via @NDLON: No Papers No Fear Civil Disobedience at #DNC2012
The No Papers No Fear Journey for Justice performed Civil Disobedience in front of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC today. They asking President Obama if he wants his legacy to on the wrong or right side of the Human Rights Struggle. Do you want to be remembered as the president who deported the most people or the president who recognized the Human Rights of Migrants by stopping the deportations, collaboration between ICE and local law enforcement by stopping InSecure Communities and 287(g).
Filmed and Edited by Barni Qaasim and Jorge Torres