Far right-wing anti-immigrant extremists have come out this summer to capitalize on the child refugee crisis happening at the border. As young children flee for their lives, anti-immigrant protesters have attempted to use this moment as an opportunity to be in the spotlight. But immigrant rights groups were always one step ahead, shining light on their hypocrisy, racism and pure idiocy, and drowning out their hate speech with messages of compassion and love.
It’s easy to get discouraged with the inaction and utter dysfunction of our supposed “leaders” in Washington. But as they continue to bicker, some of us have still been hard at work. Here are just a few of the events that have taken place across the country since the government shutdown began last week.
2013 is the year we are going to pass immigration reform. Here’s why.
Today, 104 women were arrested for blockading the intersection outside the House of Representatives to protest their inaction on immigration reform that treats women and children fairly. Many of these women are undocumented and could face deportation for their brave action today. Why would anyone risk so much?