Posts by Erika_Gal

Brownsville Humanitarian Vigil: In Solidarity With Refugees and Immigrants

Brownsville Humanitarian Vigil: In Solidarity With Refugees and Immigrants

By on Aug 5, 2014 in News |

Join the struggle for immigration rights and demand that all families live safely and securely without fear of separation. Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center is a proud and active participant of the Human Rights Coalition of South Texas which, through their initiative, the Humanity is Borderless Campaign, are organizing the National Humanitarian Vigil on August 9th in Mission, TX. The Vigil will be in solidarity with immigrants in our nation and refugees fleeing violence from their home countries. Let our government know that they have an obligation to this country. We demand humane immigration policies for those fleeing from violence from Central America and regions of Mexico, and extend Deferred Action to longtime, hardworking settled families who are under fear of deportation. This is a human rights issue and it is our human and moral responsibility to stand with our brothers and sisters. The Brownsville Vigil will begin at 8:00 pm at2505 International Blvd, Brownsville TX 78521. To participate in this nationwide movement and for more information, please visit humanityisborderless.org/join/. Use the tag #iamborderless to join the...

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National Humanitarian Vigil In Solidarity with Refugees and Immigrants

National Humanitarian Vigil In Solidarity with Refugees and Immigrants

By on Aug 4, 2014 in News |

Join the struggle for immigration rights and  demand that all families  live safely and securely without fear of separation.  Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center is a proud and active participant of the Human Rights Coalition of South Texas which, through their initiative, the Humanity is Borderless Campaign, are organizing the National Humanitarian Vigil on August 9th in Mission, TX. The Vigil will be in solidarity with  immigrants in our nation and refugees fleeing violence from their home countries. Let our government know that they have an obligation to this country. We demand humane immigration policies for those fleeing from violence from Central America and regions of Mexico, and extend Deferred Action to longtime, hardworking settled families who are under fear of deportation. This is a human rights issue and it is our human and moral responsibility to stand with our brothers and sisters. We will be gathering at 8:00 pm at 117 E Tom Landry St. in Mission, TX.  Please wear white. To participate in this nationwide movement and for more information, please visit humanityisborderless.org/join/. Use the tag #iamborderless to join the...

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Stop Unpaid Labor: Picket Line at Clark Knapp Honda in Pharr

Stop Unpaid Labor: Picket Line at Clark Knapp Honda in Pharr

By on Jul 14, 2014 in News |

Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clark Knapp Honda in Pharr  900 N Sugar Road, Pharr, TX 78577 The Cement Workers’ Committee of Fuerza del Valle is calling on allies and supporters to come out and demand that businesses that benefit from unpaid labor be held accountable. Over sixty cement workers have not been paid from work completed at various construction sites in the Valley including Clark Knapp Honda in Pharr.  Since they have benefited from the work completed by the cement workers, we will take the fight to them again for  the second time and demand that local businesses be free of unpaid labor when creating their wealth.  Workers labored for weeks and received no pay. Clark Knapp Honda along with PSJA ISD, Los Fresnos ISD, Sharyland ISD and the construction company in charge of this project, D Wilson Construction, have all benefited from the work completed by the cement workers. We demand full pay for all work performed. We demand that workers in the Rio Grande Valley who are building our schools and businesses be treated with the respect they...

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Vigil and Commemoration: Not One More Refugee Death

Vigil and Commemoration: Not One More Refugee Death

By on Jul 14, 2014 in News |

In response to the humanitarian crisis of displaced Central American refugees seeking shelter in the United States, the Human Rights Coalition of South Texas, comprised of various individuals and organizations including Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center, will be gathering at the Border Patrol Center in McAllen, TX. We will be meeting July 19 at 9:30 am. The Border Patrol station is located at 3000 W Military Highway, between Ware Road and 23rd. The wave of  immigrants have managed to upset several right-wing organizations who have expressed views to send families and unaccompanied children back to their home countries, countries that are currently under sieges of violence and economic disparity.  These reactionary views have become so vitriolic that in Murrieta, California, anti-immigrant protest managed to overwhelm buses carrying Central American refugees, after the police had stopped the buses. The refugees were not allowed to enter the federal immigrant facility. It cannot be repeated enough: the influx of Central American people crossing the South Texas border is not an immigration issue. It is a refugee crisis prompted by the violence that has become common-place in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador which these children are currently trying to escape. We as a community need to come together and show these children that they are welcome and deserve to live without fear. We also need to make a clear stance that the people of the Rio Grande Valley will not send away people-children-in need and that anti-immigrant views do not only go against the history of a country made up of immigrants, but is also dangerous, especially when the well-being of children is at stake. We will be commemorating the refugees who have perished in their struggle to gain a chance at a new life and come together to make sure that no more refugees die in the same effort. For more information, please email fuerzadelvalle@gmail.com or call...

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