Daily Archives: January 8, 2016
Why Workers Should Oppose Immigration Raids and Deportations is the issue Labor Forum co-hosts, Dianne Mathiowetz, Paul McLennan and Tamieka Atkins will discuss with program guests on Monday, Jan. 11 on WRFG 89.3FM.
Agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) barged into metro Atlanta homes in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, Jan 2, taking several dozen women with their children into custody in preparation for deportation. These families were among those from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who made the perilous journey to the US, seeking refuge from the violence of drug cartels,gangs and state repression.
Jardyn Lake of Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Stephanie Alvarado with Southerners on New Ground will talk about the significance of this policy by the Obama administration in light of the refugee crisis globally and the escalating anti-immigrant, Islamophobic rhetoric in US politics.
Please tune in on Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM. For additional information, go to http://www.wrfglaborforum.org