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Protesters arrested in Irondequoit after Guatemalan sisters, kids detained in Geneseo

March 24th, 2017 • Democrat & Chronicle • Todd Clausen

At least two people were arrested early Friday morning following a protest outside the U.S. Border Patrol station in Irondequoit.

Dozens protest at Border Patrol offices after Geneseo incident

March 24th, 2017 • WXXI News • Randy Gorbman

There are reports that at least two protesters were arrested after a demonstration outside the U.S. Border Patrol offices in Irondequoit overnight. Media reports say that a mother and several children were initially taken into custody in Geneseo, and that most of the children were later released. An advocacy organization called the Worker Justice Center […]

For undocumented workers, a rock and a hard place

March 22nd, 2017 • City Newspaper • Jake Clapp

For Dolores Bustamante, driving a car is a symbol of independence. It’s also a necessity. A farm worker in rural Wayne County, she needs transportation to get to work and to buy food and take care of other personal needs. But because Bustamante is an undocumented worker, she can’t get a driver’s license. So even […]

Latino Workers File Federal Complaint Against Hudson Valley’s Ideal Snacks

February 2nd, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31st, 2016 Two Latino factory workers filed a complaint against Ideal Snacks Corp for violating the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act of 1988. The complaint, filed in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York, describes a mass layoff by the company in May 2015 affecting […]

Kingston Rally Shows Support for Undocumented Immigrants

December 19th, 2016

Hudson Valley residents make their voices heard in the fight for immigrant rights to make sure undocumented immigrants won’t get deported after Donald Trump takes office in January. Candace Dunkley has more from Kingston. KINGSTON, N.Y. — Dozens of people joined together in Kingston Sunday to rally for undocumented immigrants in New York. It’s a personal […]

Scores march for immigrant rights in Kingston

December 18th, 2016

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Scores of people filling the sidewalks along Broadway for a couple of blocks marched from City Hall to Academy Green in the “March For Immigrant NY” on Sunday afternoon. As the marchers walked up Broadway, they shouted chants of “Love, not hate, makes America great” and “Si se puede.” (“Yes, it is […]

Trump’s pledge scares local immigrants

November 10th, 2016

Wednesday Posted Nov 9, 2016 at 7:36 PM Updated Nov 9, 2016 at 7:36 PM By James Nani Times Herald-Record MIDDLETOWN — Fear of how the government will treat Hispanics and immigrants under a Donald Trump presidency has gripped some locals in the wake of Tuesday’s election. Since he launched his bid to win the presidency, Trump, a Republican businessman, has promised to deport undocumented […]

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What if the US Really Did Deport 11 Million People?

October 1st, 2016 • The Nation • DW Gibson

“All I do is work. I get up at 5 o’clock in the morning and I go to work. And I come back at 7 o’clock at night. That’s every day, except for Sunday. On Sundays I play baseball.”