Immigration


What About the Caravan?

U.S. troops shot rubber bullets and tear gas at caravan members reaching the U.S. border. Why would people travel for one month to reach our border only to be fired upon?Let’s look at the beginning. In mid-October about 160 people began their long dangerous journey from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. This is is the center for gangs and drug trafficking. The 160 people decided to travel together for safety, as is often done in their land.By the time they reached the Guatemala border, more than 1000 people were in the caravan. By the time they reached Mexico, the ...

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STOP REINFORCING ANTI-IMMIGRANT IDEAS

Here are some tips to keep in mind when you talk about immigration: Immigrants are people who move—and are part of “us.” Always use inclusive language that emphasizes immigrants’ humanity and full membership in our communities: our neighbors, friends, and families. Avoid “good immigrants” versus “bad immigrants” talk. All people deserve to be treated humanely, whether they were valedictorians or not, whether they have a legal asylum claim or not, whether they were brought to the U.S. as children or came here on their own.When people say that ...

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SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON IMMIGRATION IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN

Join us on Thursday, October 5th, for our Women for Women MeetingTime: 6:00 to 7:30 pmLocation: Marathon Co Democratic Office, 833 S 3rd Ave., WausauTopic: Social Justice and Its Implications on Immigration in Central WisconsinPresenter: Sister Peggy JacksonAcross from the street from the Merrill Post Office is a sign that reads “I was an immigrant and you welcomed me.” This billboard was erected by the Holy Cross Sisters of Merrill. The sisters have always promoted social justice issues and have been a friend to refugees and immigrants in central ...

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