Immigration

25.02.2014

Swiss Vote for New Squeeze on Migrants

Swiss Vote for New Squeeze on Migrants

[divide] By Ray Smith for IPS ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb 23 2014 (IPS) – Swiss voters have approved an initiative by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) aimed at limiting immigration. The result not only threatens the free movement of people, but all agreements between Switzerland and the European Union. »

06.11.2013

Hundreds of New York Immigrants Take to The Polls in Mock Election

Hundreds of New York Immigrants Take to The Polls in Mock Election

While hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers took to the polls to cast their votes for various city offices and ballot measures, in one corner of Queens a different sort of election unfolded. Organizers from the New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights (NYCEVR), a group dedicated to… »

13.10.2013

War on migrants behind Lampedusa tragedy

War on migrants behind Lampedusa tragedy

By Corinna Lotz, A World to Win secretary, 8 October 2013, How terrible, how sad, said the politicians from Italy to England. Pope Francis called the shipwreck a “disgrace” and offered prayers for the victims. Italy took the easy route saying, quite understandably, that it was a problem for… »

16.09.2013

A Tale of Two Cities and Immigrant New York

[clear] Arturo-Ignacio Sánchez Originally published in QueensLatino.com The electoral phenomenon is a perfect storm. De Blasio’s neo-populist campaign message, of a tale of two cities, resonated with New Yorkers. Massive and growing economic inequalities – which are fracturing New York’s social fabric – have emerged as a political… »

11.07.2013

Immigrant Communities in Action (ICA) expresses our collective alarm and opposition to the Senate bill, S.B. 744

Immigrant Communities in Action (ICA) expresses our collective alarm and opposition to the Senate bill, S.B. 744

July 10, 2013 New York City “A Call to Immigrant Organizations, Workers Centers, and Allies: Building for a Just, Humane and Inclusive Immigration Reform, and Beyond”             As a coalition of multi-racial and grassroots immigrant membership-based organizations and allies, Immigrant Communities in Action (ICA) expresses our collective… »

16.04.2013

Council Majority Supports Immigrant Voting Rights

Council Majority Supports Immigrant Voting Rights

A majority of the NYC Council now supports legislation that would restore the rights of all documented residents to vote in municipal elections. With 28 co-sponsors, the bill is just six signatures shy of a veto-proof majority in the City Council. The announcement was made at a press conference on… »

29.01.2013

Spain must make fighting racism and xenophobia a priority – UN expert

Spain must make fighting racism and xenophobia a priority – UN expert

Spanish authorities must show leadership in the fight against racism and xenophobia in the country, an independent United Nations expert said today, adding that, against a backdrop of pervasive unemployment, the Government must ensure vulnerable groups such as immigrants are not blamed for the nation’s economic woes. “It is crucial… »

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