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Leaked White House Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

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Here’s the 45 page text of the White House immigration reform bill. What do you think? Send us your comments or questions to info@theniya.org, or post them on our Facebook page. We want to hear your thoughts, so share with us!

The National Immigrant Youth Alliance Statement on Wal-Mart Walkouts: You Can’t Deport Workers’ Rights!

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The National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) Statement in Support of Wal-Mart “Black Friday” Walk-outs  Wal-Mart: You Can’t Deport Workers’ Rights!   Wal-Mart workers are fighting back and need our help! In one of the biggest labor fights this giant corporation has ever seen, we all play a role. Walmart is the largest private employer in the world with over 2.4 million employees. Unfortunately, many of the work-force made up of working families, immigrants, and women face increasing exploitation. A company …

BREAKING: Viridiana Martinez to be Released From Broward Detention Center

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August 3, 2012 media@theniya.org 734.262.9705 BREAKING: Viridiana Martinez to be Released From Broward Detention Center Public move displays hypocrisy of immigration officials BROWARD, Fl.—Viridiana Martinez is being released from Broward Transitional Center right now. She will be outside after weeks of fighting for the release of hundreds of people inside the facility. Her release exemplifies the hypocrisy of detention policy; Immigration and Customs Enforcement only follows federal guidelines when it is forced to act in public. The National Immigrant Youth …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Marco Saavedra, NIYA’s Second Implanted Activist, has been Detained in Broward Since July 11

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August 1st, 2012 media@theniya.org 734.262.9705  Marco Saavedra, NIYA’s Second Implanted Activist, has been Detained in Broward Since July 11 Hundreds of stories gathered and hunger strikes under way; infiltrations to continue  MIAMI—Today, the National Immigrant Youth Alliance reveals the name of another activist, Marco Saavedra, 22, detained since July 11. Saavedra, a graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio, allowed himself to be detained by approaching Border Patrol and inquiring about a friend who had recently been detained. Saavedra, along with …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NIYA Infiltrates Florida Detention Center to Prove Fraud of Obama Immigration Policy

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July 30, 2012 media@theniya.org   734.262.9705 NIYA Infiltrates Florida Detention Center to Prove Fraud of Obama Immigration Policy Now demands full review of facility, jail organizing inside to continue  MIAMI—The National Immigrant Youth Alliance will hold a press conference today outside the office of Senator Marco Rubio to discuss our internal review of Broward Detention Center in Broward, Florida. Over the course of the last month, 7 undocumented NIYA organizers have intentionally placed themselves into deportation proceedings in an effort to enter the …

MEDIA ADVISORY: West Coast DREAM Graduation Ceremony in San Francisco Tomorrow at Noon

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June 29, 2012   media@theniya.org   704.281.9911   West Coast DREAM Graduation Ceremony in San Francisco Tomorrow at Noon Angela Davis to give keynote speech  NATIONAL—Undocumented youth will be holding a DREAM Graduation ceremony in San Francisco Civic Center Plaza tomorrow at 12PM. The celebration is an affirmation of immigrant youth, along with their struggles and activism. The event is the complement to the event held in Washington D.C. on Tuesday this week and is the first West Coast graduation of …

REMINDER: DREAM Graduation at Noon Today in Washington, D.C.

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June 26, 2012 media@theniya.org 704.281.9911 REMINDER: DREAM Graduation at Noon Today in Washington, D.C.  National Immigrant Youth Alliance brings undocumented youth from across the country to keep fighting  NATIONAL—Today, the National Immigrant Youth Alliance is gathering in Washington, D.C. for a direct response to the upholding of the racial profiling provision of Arizona’s SB1070. Undocumented youth will hold a graduation ceremony near the Supreme Court, followed by a march near the court complex to stand against attacks on our communities …

Need A Work Permit? Place Yourself In Deportation

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Today, in a letter to Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and 21 other Senators, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the Administration has established a new process for handling the deportation cases of DREAM Act students and other sympathetic individuals. If fully implemented, the new process should stop virtually all DREAM Act deportations. I’ve personally been dreading this bit of news since I heard about it a couple weeks ago. This is President Obama’s solution to …

“That Woman Who Comes to Clean”

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That woman who comes to clean What do you know about her? She’s just the woman who enters your office after hours Leaving your office nice and clean for the next business day. That woman who comes to clean Washes your urinals and toilets Dusts your tables and desks Vacuums your rugs and carpets Mops your floors and tiles Throws away your waste and garbage Recycles your empty cans and bottles. That woman who comes to clean Her torn hands …

How To Place Yourself In Deportation Proceedings

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If you are undocumented, you cannot just walk into a local ICE office and demand a “Notice to Appear” issued for you. They’ll tell you that there is nothing they can do for you. You can occupy Congressional offices and shut down traffic for hours on the busiest streets in Los Angeles, but ICE will simply pay you a visit in jail, tell you not to do it again and leave you alone. It takes real skills and a lot …

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