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At U.S. Capitol: 1,275 arrested fighting for democracy

Our nonviolent, civil disobedience was one action among many during a week-long mobilization aimed at starting a new, broad-based movement to restore democracy in the U.S.

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This week in women's history: Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian, and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress and to hold the Speakership.

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Suit alleges U.S. violates rights of immigrant detainees

Immigrants cannot be "punished," except by a court via due process of law.

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Legislators aim to expand rights of undocumented Californians

State legislative leaders were joined here by immigrant rights advocates as they announced the "Immigrants Shape California" legislative package.

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Republicans step up their attacks on immigrants

After the Republican majority was elected, Richard Trumka warned its defunding proposal "would further exploit and force our community members to continue to live and work in fear."

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Dreamers in Virginia can pay instate tuition

Immigrants' rights advocates are hailing a ruling that means students who are accepted by the federal DACA program can pay instate tuition to attend state colleges and universities.

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Panel: Immigrants’ advocates should step up efforts in the states

Immigrants' advocates should step up efforts in the states, regardless of the fate of comprehensive immigration reform in D.C., a panel discussing the issue says.

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Day Laborers demand an end to deportations

NDLON says current deportations, now approaching 2 million, run counter to U.S. history, have broken up at least 100,000 families, and damage the U.S. economy.

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San Jose won't give up on immigration reform

Protestors called on Congress and the Obama administration to stop deportations and enact comprehensive immigration reform, making it clear that they weren't going to stand idly by while the Republicans in the House leadership block a badly needed new immigration law.

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Chicago police arrest 150 at immigration protest

Leaders of faith, trade union, immigrant and community groups and elected officials were arrested this week for blocking a street, demanding an end to deportations and calling upon Republican leadership to quit blocking a vote on immigration reform in Congress.

 

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