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Stop the deportation of Vermont farm workers

UPDATE: The farm workers have been released, and given notice of a future court date. An internal investigation has been ordered regarding this case. Three out of the five people who protested the farmworkers’ detention were arrested. Thank you for taking … Continue reading

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Demand an Investigation!

A message from Cuentame: Demand An Investigation! Roberto Martinez-Medina died in CCA’s Stewart private detention facility in 2009. He was arrested for not having a driver’s license. CCA whistleblower Bryan Holcomb has exposed how the company repeatedly ignored Medina’s pleas for … Continue reading

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Tell Obama to End S-COMM

Please sign the Presente petition asking President Obama to end the anti-immigrant program Secure Communities or S-COMM.  A message from Presente.org: “President Obama is trying to force local police officer to turn people over to immigration through a program called … Continue reading

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Oppose Unconstitutional Detention

The U.S. House of Representatives will soon consider dangerous legislation that could detain immigrants indefinitely. Take action today, we need your help! Sign this petition from the National Immigrant Justice Center. The Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2011 (H.R. … Continue reading

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FL Youth Network Statewide Meeting

On July 23rd I attended a couple workshops at Hope Community Center in Apopka. The Florida Youth Network was having a big immersion trip, with almost 50 people from at least 4 groups from all over the state. They had 3 workshop … Continue reading

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Concert at Mojitos

On Thursday, May 12, YAYA members Dominique, Eden and I showed our support for the Florida Compact by attending a concert at Mojitos. The purpose of the concert was to collect signatures and raise awareness about this important document, which … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Florida Compact

On Wednesday May the 4th, there was a gathering at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, at 7pm, where YAYA among other organizations; Hope Community Center, and FOCUS (Federation of Congregations, United to Serve), who sponsored this great rallying call, were … Continue reading

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Marching in Apopka against FL anti-immigrant bills

On Sunday, May 1st, YAYA joined the Farm Worker Association of Florida for a march in Apopka, defending farmworkers and their rights by protesting anti-immigrant bills in Florida. We got dropped off early in the morning and began walking with … Continue reading

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Beehive Collective Workshop: Art for Immigrant Rights

A team of dedicated YAYA volunteers had been working all semester on our special immigration project: a popular education curriculum designed to give farm workers a deeper understanding of the root causes of injustice within the U.S. immigration system. We … Continue reading

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Florida Will Not Be Fooled by Arizona Laws in Disguise!

Youth, immigrants, faith-based communities, farm workers, labor unions and allies gathered outside of Senator David Simmons’ office on April 1st to oppose the twelve immigration bills proposed by the Florida legislature. The action, organized by the Orlando Chapter of the … Continue reading

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