Posts for 'Immigrant Rights'

Seattle Should Divest from Corporations Profiting from Immigrant Detentions

August 15th, 2014

On August 11th, I co-sponsored an immigration resolution calling on Obama and Congress to replace the enforcement oriented system with one that respects workers’ rights and keeps families together. This is a powerful message to send at a critical time in the national immigration debate. The city’s investments should also reflect its values on immigration. Currently […]

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The Roots of Today’s Immigration and Refugee Crisis

August 12th, 2014

This week the Seattle City Council passed a resolution (PDF) on immigration reform rooted in the work of El Comité. I used this opportunity to place the immigration crisis within its proper historical and economic context. Watch my speech in Council Chambers and see the transcript below. Transcript of Speech as Delivered While speaking out in support of […]

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Letter Sent in Solidarity with Hunger Striking Detainees

March 11th, 2014

The following letter was sent on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Dr. George C. Zoley, CEO of GEO Group Inc. One Park Place, Suite 700 621 Northwest 53rd Street Boca Raton, FL 33487 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Nathalie R. Asher, Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations U.S. Immigration […]

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