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In board chair's absence, public allowed back into Kent County board chambers

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NEWS

The public was allowed into the Kent County chambers again on Thursday, October 12, 2018 for the monthly Board of Commission meeting. It was the quarterly evening meeitng held at 6 p.m., instead of the usual 8:30 a.m. Board Chair, Commissioner Jim...

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Photo gallery: Cosecha GR walks to Lansing for immigrant rights

by (jproth1)

Submitted 10-11-2018 under NEWS

Over forty people with Movimiento Cosecha GR left Grand Rapids on Friday, October 5, 2018 and made a historic sixty-five mile march advocating for drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants. The walkers also included members from the Bronson...

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Meeting with Kent County officials ends with Movimiento Cosecha GR members walking out

by (jproth1)

Submitted 08-07-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Members of Movimiento Cosecha GR and GR Rapid Response to ICE met with representatives from Kent County on Monday, August 6, 2018 to discuss ending the County's contract with ICE. The meeting, facilitated by Assistant County Administrator...

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Photo Gallery: Movimiento Cosecha GR protests Kent County contract with ICE at commission meeting

by (jproth1)

Submitted 07-30-2018 under NEWS

The immigrant rights group Movimiento Cosecha GR came out in numbers again to the Kent County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018 to protest Kent County's contract with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE.) Read...

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Catalyst Radio: Interview with Movimiento Cosecha GR about Kent County's contract with ICE

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Jose Jimenez and Sergio Cira from Movimiento Cosecha GR, a peaceful movement that is fighting for dignity, respect, and permanent protection for immigrants in the United States. The group is working for an end to Kent...

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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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Photo Gallery: Immigrant right march, vigil held for families killed, separated by ICE

by (jproth1)

Submitted 06-06-2018 under NEWS

Movimiento Cosecha GR, an immigrant rights group, held a vigil and march Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the National Day of Mourning. They put out a statement saying, "We mourn the loss of our children’s safety and innocence. We mourn those lost at the...

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Photo slideshow: Marching in support of drivers licenses for all

by (jproth1)

Submitted 05-04-2018 under NEWS

More than 1,000 people showed up at Roosevelt Park on May 1, 2018, to march from the park to Grand Rapids City Hall in support of immigration rights. “Today is International Workers Day, we are marching for the protection, dignity and respect of the...

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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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