Politic365

 
 


Policy

2:58am October 13, 2013

#Not1MoreDeportation campaign halts Operation Streamline proceedings

10217187634_25652535ce_c

Immigration activists continue to push the Obama administration to halt deportations as the clock continues ticking for Congress to act on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. The #Not1MoreDeportation campaign is an effort organized by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network to stop deportations with direct action.

On Friday a group of activists in Tucson, Arizona tied themselves to the wheels of two buses headed to an Operation Streamline proceeding. Other activists chained themselves to the entrance of the court.

Operation Streamline is a quick federal court proceeding that criminalizes border crossing. Someone who is accused of crossing the border illegally is charged, tried, and sentenced to a detention center to do some jail time in a day. A proceeding can have up to 70 border crossers who appear before a single judge. The goal of the program is to discourage other would be border crossers from entering because of the criminal conviction and jail sentence. Critics have said that the program is unjust and does not deter additional border crossings, while the government says that the program is working.

Friday’s protest halted the Operation Streamline process in Tucson for a day. The protest shows a shift toward using bodies to stop the deportation machine instead of traditional lobbying efforts. Almost two million immigrants have been deported since President Obama took office in 2009, and the President has indicated that he would not stop the deportations of the parents of deferred action recipients.

 

Photo Credit: National Day Laborer Organizing Network

 

 



About the Author

Adriana Maestas
Adriana Maestas is the senior contributing editor of Politic365.com. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers. For additional information about Politic365, please visit http://politic365.com/about/.




 
 

 
8722021613_11878ccde2_o

Words vs. policy: why is Ricky Martin urging Latinos to unite against Trump?

This week singer Ricky Martin wrote an opinion piece urging Latinos “to unite against Donald Trump.” In reference to the GOP candidate throwing Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a press conference, Martin wrote: &...
by Adriana Maestas
1

 
 
5440384453_67fef2d0ee_o

Latino voters’ net favorability rating of Donald Trump is -51

Yesterday Gallup released a new poll that shows 65% of Latino voters have an unfavorable view of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. 14% of Hispanic voters have a favorable view of Trump. Trump, who announced his campaign ...
by Adriana Maestas
0

 
 
ben

Clueless Ben Carson Gives #BlackLivesMatter Advice They Don’t Need

Should we bother to take seriously someone who compares health care to slavery or thinks using drone attacks to stop illegal immigration is a good idea? Probably not.  But Dr. Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon running for Preside...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
14

 

Advertisement
 
chap

Cop Killed 2 Unarmed Men in 4 Yrs: Autopsy Says Chapman Was Shot at Distance

Officer Stephen Rankin, a member of the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department, had been previously suspended for over a year after shooting an unarmed man in 2011.  In April 2015, the same Portsmouth, Virginia officer,  shot...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 
 
Hisp2012

Is Donald Trump’s Mouth About to Ignite a Wave of Hispanic Voters?

Playing With Electoral Fire. You would have thought that Republicans learned their lesson on Hispanic voters in 2012. Well, apparently not. Mitt Romney got only 27 percent of the Hispanic vote with his talk of “self depor...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
2

 




3 Comments


  1. […] to be filled with immigrants who were going to be deported for a few hours. This comes just days after another group of activists halted “Operation Streamline” proceedings in Arizo…. Operation Streamline is a program aimed to deter border crossers by criminalizing unauthorized […]


  2. […] to be filled with immigrants who were going to be deported for a few hours. This comes just days after another group of activists halted “Operation Streamline” proceedings in Arizo…. Operation Streamline is a program aimed to deter border crossers by criminalizing unauthorized […]


  3. replica iwc watches a brand which was found in 1905, today is one of the most valuable brands in the world of watches
    tb dress http://www.tbdress.cc



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>