July 27-29, 2007 NISN National
Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference
University of Richmond, Richmond School of Law
Mark your calendar! After May Day 2007 Mobilization,
please come to attend our 2007 national grassroots immigrant strategy
conference at Richmond, VA! We envision this is a conference to
review our strategies of immigrant campaigns for the first 6 months,
and plan our strategies for the 2007-2008.
More information will be coming soon. If you have any speaker/program
suggestions, please contact us: info@immigrantSolidarity.org,
Conference Outreach Postcard (8.5" X 5.5")
Updates on May Day Los Angeles
Attack Immigrant Marchers
National Immigrant Solidarity
Network and the ActionLA Coalition to LAPD Chief William Bratton,
and to LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:
TAKE FULL RESPONSBILITY TO THE MAY DAY MCARTHUR PARK POLICE ATTACK!
May 9, 2007
The National Immigrant Solidarity
Network and the ActionLA Coalition are outrage by the vague comments
and "actions" taken by the LAPD and the the Mayor after
the May Day police attacks on the immigrant rights marchers at and
around Mcarthur Park.
Videos footage and eye witness testimonies
have shown that LAPD, not the so-called "small groups of anarchist"
to blame of the violence. Furthermore, it's clear, from the eye
witness accounts and past actions by the commanders and units present,
that the May Day police attacks were not simply a "break"
in command chain or few "bad apples" on LAPD, but was
well coordinated action from the top of the command chain.
Therefore, we demand that LAPD
chief William Bratton, and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: TAKE FULL
RESPONSBILITY TO THE MAY DAY MCARTHUR PARK POLICE ATTACK! >>
Violence Against Immigrants Builds
LAPD Opens Dangerous Front in Immigrant Movement
We encourage community and immigrant
rights activists to call LAPD and LA Mayor office with the following
1) Chief William Bratton, and LA Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa: TAKE FULL RESPONSBILITY TO THE MAY DAY MCARTHUR
PARK POLICE ATTACK!
2) An open, community-based independent
police investigation should be setup.
3) LAPD need move quickly to identify
the officers involved in the attacks.
4) LAPD Chief Bratton's re-appointment
process should be put on hold until the entire investigation is
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Immigrant Solidarity Network, ActionLA Coalition
Statement on LAPD Brutally Attacks May Day Immigrant Marchers at
More and Take Action!
Eye Witness Reports: May Day 2007 Los Angeles Police Attack at the
We are calling
national day of multi-ethnic unity with youth, labor, peace and
justice communities in solidarity with immigrant workers and building
new immigrant rights & civil rights movement!
Wear White T-Shirt,
organize actions to support immigrant rights!
ARE ALL HUMANS! NO ONE IS ILLEGAL!
ities organizing May Day 2007
To post your May Day 2007 events, click here
On May Day 2007, National Immigrant Solidarity
Network is calling for a multi-ethnic, decentralized, multi-topic
and multi-tactic national day of mobilization to support immigrant
Our ten points of unity (based on our Jan
29, 2007 open letter to the Congress):
1) No to anti-immigrant legislation, and the criminalization
of the immigrant communities.
2) No to militarization of the border.
3) No to the immigrant detention and deportation.
4) No to the guest worker program.
5) No to employer sanction and "no match" letters.
6) Yes to a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
7) Yes to speedy family reunification.
8) Yes to civil rights and humane immigration law.
9) Yes to labor rights and living wages for all workers.
10) Yes to the education and LGBT immigrant legislation.
We acknowledges that there'll be multiple call to actions from across
the country to organize May Day 2007, and each coalition will present
their sets of demands. We should respects each other organizing
and encourage and supports everyone's issues:
1) Multi-ethnic, Decentralized and Multi-topic mobilization:
while everyone will pledge to support immigrant workers rights at
May Day 2007, local groups can choose to includes any other topics
for their mobilizations: civil rights, anti-war, Katrina, labor
rights, health care...., etc.
2) Decentralized Multi-Tactic May Day organizing: We will encourage
everyone to organize their actions at May Day, but will let local
groups to decide what they want to do at the day: march, boycott,
strike, lunch action, vigil, community event, conference or congressional
lobby day, etc.
Understanding the connections between our individual conditions
of life and the lives of people everywhere in the word allows us
to come together and organize across all borders. WE NEED to link
the connections between: wars in Africa, south America, Asia, Iraq,
Palestine & Korea with sweatshops in Asia as well as in Los
Angeles, New York; international arm sales and WTO, FTAA, NAFTA
& CAFTA with AIDS, hunger, child labors and child solider; multinational
corporations and economic exploitation with racism and poverty at
home--then we can win the struggle.
Let's all come together, on May
Day 2007, to build a new immigrant rights
and civil rights movements!
Our Responds to the Recent
President Bush and Congress's Immigration Proposals
Lee Siu Hin
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
April 11, 2007
Immigrant issue once again become the hot topic at Washington. Last
month, the Congress introduced bi-partisan STRIVE Act (The Security
Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act, H.R.
1645), and last week President Bush unveils his new immigration
proposal, they both calls for comprehensive immigration reform.
Bush's proposals, along with Congress's STRIVE Act have many similarities,
while they both advocate for "path to the citizenships"
includes granting work visas to undocumented immigrants and eventually
permanent resident status. But that's a serious flaw--it requires
them to return to home and pay hefty fines to become legal U.S.
residents, they also need to go though a very tough background check
by the government.
Under President Bush's plan, they could apply for three-year work
visas, dubbed "Z" visas, which would be renewable indefinitely
but cost $3,500 each time. The undocumented workers would have legal
status with the visas, but to become legal permanent residents with
a green card, they'd have to return to their home country, apply
at a U.S. embassy or consulate to re-enter legally and pay a $10,000
fine, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Even worse, both bill allows criminalizing the immigrant communities
by empowering local police to enforce immigration law, and pushing
"tougher" background checks on immigrants.
We cannot accept immigrants need to pay thousands of dollars of
"fine" and "fees" to apply for visa, go through
the humiliation of tougher background check, and require them to
leave country to apply immigrant visas in order to return to the
country. This is a immigrant bill that still penalizing undocumented
immigrants! >> Read
ILWU Local 10 to Stop Work on May Day 2007
ILWU locals support national May Day actions for worker and immigrant
rights. Longshore workers to stop work in 6 West Coast Ports May
1, 2007 -- joining Great American Boycott II >> Read