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Immigrant Rights Prospects Slowly Brightening In Wake of Continuing Community Pressure

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November 27, 2014
Immigrant Rights Prospects Slowly Brightening In Wake of Continuing Community Pressure

A year ago, inside the lobby of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jail on SW Macadam Avenue, a group of 20 people gathered to protest President Obama’s deportations, conducted through ICE, that had resulted in about 1.5 million people being torn away from their families and communities.  They were demanding that immigrants detained...
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Community Activist Aguirre Released from Jail Pending Early 2015 Trial; ICE Detainer Against Him Lifted

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November 9, 2014
Community Activist Aguirre Released from Jail Pending Early 2015 Trial; ICE Detainer Against Him Lifted

Story by Pete Shaw Federal judge Janice Stewart ordered the release of immigrant justice activist Francisco Aguirre on November 7, one day after his arrest.  Aguirre, who had been taking sanctuary, in Augustana Lutheran Church since September 19, was arrested by federal agents for alleged “illegal entry” in the US while appearing in Clackamas...
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Community Activist Emerges from Sanctuary, Feds Move in to Arrest

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November 7, 2014
Community Activist Emerges from Sanctuary, Feds Move in to Arrest

Story and photos by Pete Shaw Francisco Aguirre, the community leader and immigrant justice activist who has been taking sanctuary in Augustana Lutheran Church since September 19, was arrested yesterday. Aguirre was taken into custody inside the Clackamas County Courthouse on a warrant for “illegal entry”, issued through collaboration between the US Attorney’s Office...
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Roosevelt Community Group Suing For Equity in School Program Design

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November 3, 2014
Roosevelt Community Group Suing For Equity in School Program Design

Story and photos by Pete Shaw A community group based in North Portland has filed a complaint with the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights declaring that Portland Public Schools (PPS) “approved a discriminatory plan for the major remodel of a high school in a lower-income, minority white neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.”...
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Plight of Local Activist Mirrors Nationwide Immigration Siege Mentality

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October 28, 2014
Plight of Local Activist Mirrors Nationwide Immigration Siege Mentality

  Story by Pete Shaw Supporters of Francisco Aguirre gathered outside the Portland Field Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) the day after USCIS cancelled the activist’s visa appointment. Aguirre has been taking sanctuary in Augustana Lutheran Church since Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials showed up at his home on the...
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Movement to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Keeps Growing; Activists Demand Change to State Law

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October 23, 2014
Movement to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Keeps Growing; Activists Demand Change to State Law

Story by Pete Shaw “I’m here, and I’m tired, and I’m speaking out with all the strength that I have. We need 15 now.” Those words, spoken by Janice Niag, a First Student bus driver, demanding changes to the City’s Fair Wage Policy summed up the feeling at SEIU Local 49 Hall on October...
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Citizens Continue to Agitate for Immigration Reform

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October 14, 2014
Citizens Continue to Agitate for Immigration Reform

Story and photos by Pete Shaw Activist and faith community members rallied outside Portland’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prison on October 10 to demand that President Obama immediately end the deportations that have torn apart the immigrant community. An insistent crowd called for ICE to cease its recently ramped up–and arguably illegal–efforts to...
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Community Church Providing Sanctuary for Immigrant Rights Activist Francisco Aguirre Fighting Threatened ICE Deportation

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September 30, 2014
Community Church Providing Sanctuary for Immigrant Rights Activist Francisco Aguirre Fighting Threatened ICE Deportation

Story by Pete Shaw Francisco Aguirre became alarmed when 12 federal agents appeared at his Fairview, OR home at 7 AM on September 19. They refused to state the purpose for their visit, but, when pressed, the lead agent said it had something to do with Aguirre’s business. Aguirre found it suspicious that a...
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Activists Protest Smart Track–Wyden’s Rebranding of Fast Track

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September 5, 2014
Activists Protest Smart Track–Wyden’s Rebranding of Fast Track

Story and photos by Pete Shaw Portland and Eugene activists disguised in Groucho Marx glasses and mustaches turned in over 3000 signatures to Senator Ron Wyden’s office to demand Wyden cease the undemocratic processes found in Fast Track legislation. Fast Track, which is used to ease the way for  passage of trade agreements such...
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Artesia, New Mexico Ground Zero for Inhuman Treatment of Asylum Seekers

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August 18, 2014
Artesia, New Mexico Ground Zero for Inhuman Treatment of Asylum Seekers

Story by Pete Shaw In recent weeks there has been widespread media coverage of the plight of refugee children entering the US after fleeing violence in Central America. While those numbers had been steadily increasing over the past few years, they jumped to crisis levels a few months ago. Despite its obligations under international...
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