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Protesters against ICE take over Kent County commission meeting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-28-2018 under NEWS

Over 120 people gathered at 8 a.m. at Calder Plaza to call for Kent County to end its contract with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Kent County currently contracts with ICE for $85 a day to detain suspected undocumented immigrants in...

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Equity Service Policy passed without new measures for GRPD

by (Russell Olmsted)

Submitted 11-16-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 over 50 men, women, and children spoke before the City Commission asking that an Equal Service Policy be passed to protect the immigrant community from potential fear, intimidation, and harassment by City staff and...

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Immigrants' rights are workers' rights

by (Russell Olmsted)

Submitted 10-26-2017 under OPINION

Citizens packed the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting Tuesday night, October 24, 2017, to speak on two prominent issues affecting our city: The Rapid’s ongoing labor dispute with the ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union), and the need for the...

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Join The Micah Center at City Hall to stand for dignity, protection for immigrants

by (The Micah Center)

Submitted 10-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

Will you act now to stand with the immigrant children of God in Grand Rapids?  Click here to quickly, easily email the City Commission and join us today to show support at the City Commission. Some of our most vulnerable, immigrant...

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Catalyst Radio: Rapid Response to ICE

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

This show features two volunteers for Grand Rapids's Rapid Response to ICE Team - Amy Carpenter and Sarah Doherty. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is the entity responsible for all deportations in the United States. Grand Rapids's...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist: Kelly Davis at ArtPrize 9

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the Jurors' Shortlist event to get their reactions with the help of Community Journalist, Jim Moreno and Cameraman, Brandon Cooley. Community member Kelly Davis discusses...

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Hundreds marched to defend DACA recipients in Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NEWS

Hundreds of Grand Rapidians held a vigil and marched around downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in response to the Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that the Trump administration was going to rescind the Deferred Action for...

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We must continue to fight for rights of all immigrants

by (Scastro329)

Submitted 05-25-2017 under OPINION

Cosecha is a movement that is working towards dignity, respect and permanent protection for all documented and undocumented immigrants through nonviolent actions to bring awareness that immigrants are vital assets to the United States as well as...

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Our neighbors, our friends, our future: Why I keep marching

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 05-04-2017 under OPINION

On Monday, May 1st, I had the honor of marching in solidarity for family unity and dignity for our undocumented community. I was humbled to see such a strong presence of love and support in our city. We marched for three hours, and while my legs and...

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Family unity: Why I march for our undocumented community

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under OPINION

There are so many beautiful qualities in the people who come to this country from different areas of the world. We are all foreigners to billions of people, but in the words of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, “Diversity is our strength...

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