[act-ma] 2/25 East Coast Conference on Immigrant Rights, Danbury, CT]

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*Please spread the word!*
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*EAST COAST REGIONAL MEETING TO ADDRESS
THE FEDERAL CRACKDOWN ON IMMIGRANTS*

*SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH @ 4PM
WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY, IVES CONCERT
HALL (Inside of White Hall on the Main Campus)
181 WHITE ST. (WHITE STREET and FIFTH AVENUE)
DANBURY, Conn.
*
Homeland Security is disappearing thousands of
immigrant workers from their homes and workplaces every week.  Its 
agents are
forcibly breaking up families, trampling civil liberties, and violating
due process rights.  They have attacked union worksites and day
laborer centers and tried to bust union organizing drives.  Raids,
arrests, and deportations have become a regular feature of life in towns 
which
not one year ago witnessed historic mobilizations for immigrant rights.


Supporters of immigrant rights need to regroup and
think out how best to address this national crackdown.

Immigrants in Danbury have led the struggle in
Connecticut, including the defeat of Mayor Boughton�s proposal in 2005 to
deputize state troopers to deport immigrants.  But Homeland Security
has disappeared 23 immigrant workers from Danbury in 4 months.  Mayor
Boughton encourages the arrests and lends the resources of City Hall to
terrorize the immigrant residents of Danbury.

Join forces from across the region to discuss an
effective response to these ongoing attacks, and hear a panel featuring:

*Speakers (List in formation): *
�       Ana Avenda�o, Associate General Counsel and
Director, AFL-CIO
Immigrant Workers Program
�       Anabel Pimentel and Reina Campos, Victims of Raids
in the Swift
Meatpacking Plant in Hyrum, Utah
�       Lawyer for the Immigrants of Hazelton, Pa. from
the Puerto Rican
Legal Defense and Education Fund
�       Carola Otero Bracco, Director, Day Laborers
Center, Mount Kisco, NY

Endorsed by the Western CT Central Labor Council,
The Latin American Student Organization of Western Connecticut State
University, and
the Graduate Employees Student Organization of Yale University

For more information call 203-512-3452

'Stop the Raids' Forum Announced"
http://hatcityblog.blogspot.com/

"Immigrant Rights Group Plans Forum"
http://www.newstimeslive.com/news/story.php?id=1031581

"Paren las Redadas, solidaridad con la Comunidad
Inmigrante"
http://www.elcanillita.com/noticias/locales/locales10.asp

"Foro em solidariedade � comunidade imigrante
analisar� a��es do ICE em
Danbury"
http://tribunact.com/current/news1.html

"Forum in solidarity with the immigrant community
takes a closer look
at ICE raids in Danbury"
http://tribunact.com/current/news1.html



*FORO REGIONAL PARA RESPONDER
A LA CRISIS DE REDADAS ANTI-INMIGRANTES

DOMINGO, 25 de FEBRERO a las 4PM
WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY, IVES CONCERT
HALL (Dentro de White Hall)
181 WHITE ST. (WHITE STREET y FIFTH AVENUE)  DANBURY,
Conn.
*
Seguridad Interna desaparece a miles de trabajadores
inmigrantes de sus casas y sus trabajos cada semana.  Sus agentes separan
a las familias, pisotean las libertades civiles, y violan los derechos
legales.  Ellos han atacado las fabricas sindicalizadas, los centros
jornaleros, y a los intentos de los inmigrantes sindicalizarse.  La
redadas, los arrestos y las deportaciones se han puesto acontecimientos
regulares en la vida diaria de los pueblos que hace un a�o llevaron a
cabo las movilizaciones historicas por los derechos de los
inmigrantes.

Los apoyadores de los derechos del inmigrante deben
reagruparse para pensar en c�mo vamos a responder a la crisis
nacional.

Los inmigrantes de Danbury son muy respetados en
Connecticut por haber ganado al Alcalde Boughton y su propuesta en el 2005
para designar a la policia local capaz de deportar a los inmigrantes.
Sin embargo, �ltimamente la Seguridad Interna ha desaparecido a
23 inmigrantes en los ultimos 4 meses.  El Alcalde Boughton aplaude los
arrestos y ofrece los recursos de la Calcaldia para terrorizar a los
inmigrantes residentes en Danbury.

J�ntase a las fuerzas en la regi�n para discutir
sobre una respuesta efectiva a los ataques, y un panel con:

Oradores (Lista en formaci�n):
�       Ana Avenda�o, Abogada y Directora, AFL-CIO
Programa de Inmigrantes
Trabajadores
�       Anabel Pimentel y Reina Campos, Victimas de las
Redadas en los
Empacadores de Carne Swift & Co. de Hyrum, Utah
�       Abogado para los Inmigrantes de Hazelton, Pa. del
Fondo
Puertorrique�o para la Defensa Legal y la
Educaci�n
�       Carola Otero Bracco, Directora, El Centro
Jornalero, Mount Kisco, NY
 
*Patrocinado por* el  Consejo de Unions del Oeste de
Connecticut y La Organizaci�n de Estudiantes Latinoamericanos de
Western Connecticut State University

*Para mas informaci�n llame  860-538-3920 *


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