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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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Immigration

The majority of farm workers in the United States are immigrants, and it is estimated that more than half are undocumented immigrants. Undocumented farm workers are highly vulnerable to abuse at the work place. They often fear reporting cases of … Continue reading

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AgJOBS

About AgJOBS (Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and Security Act): Our broken immigration system abuses farm workers, undermines the stability of our agricultural workforce, and jeopardizes the nation’s food security. These problems will continue until the system is fixed, and the … Continue reading

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DREAM Act

About the DREAM Act: The DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act would provide a conditional path to citizenship to young people who came the U.S. as minors in exchange for a mandatory two years in higher education … 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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