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Immigration

Anti-immigrant group glorifies accused child-killing border vigilante

Anti-immigrant group Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) recently published an article defending accused child-killer Shawna Forde. The author, Rob Sanchez - a Senior Writing Fellow at CAPS, had the audacity to not only defend Shawna Forde, but describe her as a political prisoner. Here is an excerpt:

Forde has become an icon of the Minuteman movement and the border enforcement movement. Her enemies hoped that the brutal incarceration including solitary confinement and the threat of the death penalty would force her to be silent on immigration but she will not be silenced.

Sanchez caught flack from another anti-immigrant group for his statements. But not because he lionized an accused killer involved in… Read more

Immigration

Arizona Humanitarian Leader Arrested and Released

A wave of peaceful protests that started on July 29 in Arizona did not go without retaliation. Among the many arrests by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the most shocking was that of Sal Reza, a well-known human rights leader. AltoArizona.com describes the scene this way:

Salvador Reza, a local leader of human rights was wrongfully arrested today. Sal is being held by Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio as a political prisoner in Arizona.

Sign the petition that says, “I Stand with Sal. Free Him Now.”

Today, Sheriff Arpaio targeted and arrested human rights organizer and leader of the Phoenix-based Puente Movement, Salvador Reza in retaliation for recent peaceful protests.