Obama Administration Facing Questions Over ICE Raid Of Activist’s Family

By: Monday January 14, 2013 6:20 am

From The Nation: Erika Andiola works with the Arizona Dream Act Coalition and has been a visible immigrant rights advocate in one of the nation’s most anti-immigrant states. In a phone call today from an ICE office, Andiola explained that ICE agents arrived at her home and asked for her mother, Maria Arreola. When Arreola [...]

Interview: Presente Responds To Obama Administration Arrests Of Member’s Family

By: Sunday January 13, 2013 10:52 am

Last week U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided the home of prominent immigrant rights activist Erika Andiola, and took away her mother, Maria, and her brother, Heriberto. Erika and her family had been working in Arizona organizing for immigrant reform in the days leading up to the raid. Erika previously had a leadership role [...]

Deportation Review a Textbook Example of Effective Activism

By: Friday August 19, 2011 12:56 pm

Roberto Lovato, who I interviewed for my story yesterday about the new Obama Administration order to do a case-by-case review of all deportations in the system, winnowing out the non-criminals in favor of those convicted of serious crimes, reiterated his thoughts in a Huffington Post op-ed. He remains an uncompromising figure. While the administrative changes [...]

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