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Local sex trafficking survivors tell their story

May 16th, 2017 • Channel 8 • Adam Chodak

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) – The story of sex trafficking does not start on the street.  It often starts at a home built on the pretense of security.  Proof of that rests in the stories of both Caitlin and Stephanie, who grew up in Western New York.  “I went to good Catholic schools, good Catholic school […]

ON THE SCENE: Two artists fight for justice

April 27th, 2017 • Lake Placid News • NAJ WIKOFF

The murder rate in Honduras is twice as high as anywhere else in the world, over 90 per hundred thousand people, most of whom are poor, many are children. Kwervo, a hip hop composer, producer and first-time filmmaker from Belgium, presented at the Keene Valley Library Sunday evening, April 23, the first public screening of […]

Granjeros preocupados ante el riesgo de perder sus trabajadores inmigrantes

April 11th, 2017

CHICAGO — En una granja lechera en el noroeste de Illinois, Esteban trabaja la tierra como su padre le enseñó en su nativo Michoacán, México. Todos los días, antes de que salga el sol, Esteban, quien prefiere no dar su apellido para proteger su identidad dado su estatus migratorio, alimenta a aproximadamente 1,200 vacas, llueva, […]

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 […]