Centro / CBS-Boston
September 15, 2016
Our Voices, Our Vote – Voter Registration Campaign
State House News / New Boston Post
April 8, 2016
STATE HOUSE — For more than five hours Thursday a small group of immigrant rights activists camped outside Speaker Robert DeLeo’s office, saying they wanted a meeting with the top House Democrat whose influence they believe is blocking a bill they support.
At an event at Suffolk University, DeLeo told the News Service that he could not say whether he opposes or backs the bill, which would prevent local police departments from arresting and detaining undocumented immigrants based solely on their immigration status.
WWLP.com / State House News Service
March 29, 2016
February 17, 2016
BOSTON — With just under two weeks until Massachusetts voters head to the polls to pick presidential candidates, supporters of the two Democratic contenders pitched communities of color from the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse on Wednesday.
With separate press conferences scheduled two hours apart, politicians and activists backing Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each described their candidate as a trailblazer with a concrete plan to tackle racial disparities.
The Republican / MassLive.com
February 4, 2016
January 20, 2016
Advocates for immigrants cheered the Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to review President Obama’s executive orders on immigration, raising hopes that the high court will clear the way for millions of immigrants here illegally to apply for work permits this year, including thousands in Massachusetts.
Bay State Banner
January 13, 2016
Announcements of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on undocumented Central American immigrants last week sent tremors of fear across the nation’s immigrant communities. Over New Year’s weekend, 121 individuals were rounded up and sent to a Texas facility to be processed for deportation. Most were women and children residing in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina.
South Coast Today
January 7, 2016
NEW BEDFORD — Undocumented immigrants and families from Central America living in New Bedford are worried and panicked in light of the federal government’s deportation of 121 individuals living in Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina who were taken into custody this weekend, local immigration advocates said.
“It’s a concern. There are a number of families who are very worried,” said Corinn Williams, executive director of the Community Economic Development Center.
January 7, 2016
Federal immigration roundups in the United States last weekend frightened immigrants and advocates across Massachusetts, but law enforcement officials said Wednesday that nobody has been detained in New England.
Chelsea’s police chief, Brian Kyes, said rumors of immigration raids in Greater Boston rattled the city all weekend. On social media, panicked immigrants posted unconfirmed reports of raids at East Boston’s Maverick Square, in Chelsea, and at Logan International Airport, but Kyes said there were no raids.
State House News Service / New Boston Post
December 18, 2015
BOSTON – Activists marked International Migrants Day at the State House Friday by delivering a declaration pledging support for undocumented immigrants and calling on Beacon Hill leaders to join them in taking up the cause. Representatives of Centro Presente, the Student Immigration Movement and the Brazilian Worker Center brought copies of the declaration to the offices of Gov. Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg.