Interview: Presente Responds to Obama Administration Arrests of Member’s Family

By: Sunday January 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Last week U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided the home of prominent immigrant rights activist Erika Andiola, and took away her mother, Maria, and her brother, Heriberto. Erika and her family had been working in Arizona organizing for immigrant reform in the days leading up to the raid. Erika previously had a leadership role in Presente.org working on their elections campaign.
I spoke with Arturo Carmona, Executive Director of Presente.org, about the arrests.

 

Obama Administration Set New Deportation Record to Appease GOP

By: Monday December 20, 2010 3:00 pm

In an effort to win GOP favor on immigration legislation in Congress, the Obama Administration stepped up ICE deportations of undocumented workers to record levels. More than 800,000 immigrants were moved out of the United States in just two years by President Obama to appease Republicans, according to the Washington Post.

Gauging the Mood of the Country

By: Saturday August 7, 2010 1:00 pm

As many Americans suffer long-term unemployment, lose their homes, and wonder how they will pay for the groceries or the utility bill, an urge to find a scapegoat is increasingly common. And it is often Latinos and undocumented workers that are blamed for the nation’s economic ills.

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