Solidarity Caravan Send-off

by on September 28, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: October 10, 2014 7:00pm

NYC Send-off

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Solidarity Caravan to the Mexico and Texas Borders

The Riverside Church

91 Claremont Avenue

Directions by Bus: Take the M-104, M-4 or M-5 to 120th or 122nd St.
Directions by Subway: Take the 1, 2 , or 3 Train

Immigrant rights, labor union, faith-based communities and many progressive and social justice activists are organizing a caravan to South Texas in support of migrant refugees October 10-22.

The caravan is fundraising to help the South Texas Human Rights Center create and install “water stations” in areas where migrants are likely to trek across the desert and get lost while trying to cross the US/Mexico borders. This water is a life-saving, concrete way to help the incoming migrants. We will carry out a National Educational Campaign that will make stops in several cities along the east coast.

Make a donation For more info
Checks payable to: IFCO/Solidarity Caravan 2014 Call: 917.326.6470
418 W 145th St
New York, NY 10031


Living Next To the Border Wall

by on September 25, 2014

Living Next To the Border Wall

Photographs of Tijuana by David Bacon

In Tijuana the wall and the border are omnipresent facts — taken for granted, yet a physical and social presence in each resident’s life. At the playa, going to the beach seems at first the same as anywhere. Looking south along the sand families stand and sit in the sun and wade in the waves. But turn around. Look north. A 20-foot high barrier of iron posts marches into the Pacific, a wall whose other end terminates in another ocean entirely, 1,954 miles away.

Curious visitors go up to look between the bars, at the concrete barriers beyond, and then a similar stretch of sand that continues north to San Diego. A little park — Friendship Park — welcomes families on the Mexican side, but the impenetrable wall (at least for humans) belies any visible sign of friendship with the U.S. On the park’s little platform and exercise bars, Jorge, a boxer, acts out his fantasy of the ring. He moves through his exercise routine, from one stance to another — all seeming to defy the border itself.

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Cine-foro/Film-forum – situación de los niños migrantes/situation of migrant children

by on September 21, 2014

Sabado, 27 de Septiembre/Saturday, Sept 27

Cine-foro sobre la situación de los niños migrantes no acompañados/Film-forum to discuss the situation of unaccompanied migrant children

Caravan flyer

by on September 17, 2014

In the US, Immigrants are forced to use electronic monitor ankle shackles

by on September 13, 2014

Inmigrantes son Obligados a utilizar grilletes Electrónicos en EE.UU

Recientemente, La Cadena televisiva TeleSur, visitó la Iglesia Evangélica Española de El Bronx, Pastoreada Por el Reverendo Danilo Lachapel, misma que se ha convertido en un santuario para las madres inmigrantes recién llegadas a la ciudad de Nueva York, que son parte de la reciente crisis de desplazamiento que sufren lo ciudadanos de Centro América. En este caso, una gran mayoría de los inmigrantes que han arribado a Nueva York, en los últimos meses, han sido madres, solteras y de la Comunidad Garífuna. Como podrán observar en el video la mayoría de estas hermanas garífunas han sido víctimas de la deshumanización del sistema de inmigración en EE.UU, ya que se les obliga a llevar un grillete electronico en el pie que las monitorea las 24 horas. Necesitamos denunciar esta vejación por parte del gobierno estadounidense, por ello, les pedimos nos ayude a diseminar este video. Gracias!

In the US, Immigrants are forced to use electronic monitor ankle shackles

Recently, Telesur television network visited the Spanish Evangelical Church in the Bronx, pa stored by the Rev. Danilo Lachapel, which has become a sanctuary for immigrant mothers, newcomers to the city of New York, as part of the recent crisis of displacement experienced by citizens of Central America. In this case, a large majority of the immigrants, newly arrived in New York, have been mothers, single and from the Garifuna Community. As you can see in the video most of these Garifuna sisters are victims of the dehumanization of the immigration system in the US, since they are forced to use an electronic ankle shackle that monitors them 24 hours. We need to denounce this abuse by the US government; therefore we ask you to please help us spread this video. Thank you!