By Beth Harris and Patricia Rodríguez All views expressed are that of the authors, who were participants in the events they report on below. From November 10 to 12, several members of the Ithaca College community and the Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition (TCIRC) traveled to the Arizona/Sonora border to participate in the 2nd Border…Continue Reading “Cross-Border Organizing: Report from the SOAW Border Encuentro”

By Josh Brokaw Syracuse University researchers are suing Immigrations and Customs Enforcement [ICE] in federal court for what they say is an “abrupt change in disclosure practices.” Professors Susan Long and David Burnham, of the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse [TRAC], filed suit against ICE in United States district court for the Northern District of New…Continue Reading “ICE Sued For Withholding Previously Public Information”

Words & Photos by Josh Brokaw A circle of people gathered round in a cold drizzle on the afternoon of Thursday, March 31, on Ithaca’s Commons to protest the detention of José Coyote Pérez by Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE]. Pérez is a farm worker and advocate who has lived in Livingston County for 17…Continue Reading “Ithacans Rally for José Coyote Pérez, Farmworker Detained by ICE”

By Josh Brokaw Catholic Charities of Tompkins & Tioga counties announced on Tuesday, Feb. 14, that the first family to come through its new refugee resettlement program will be arriving in upstate New York by the end of February. The Afghan family of six are coming to the United States under the “special immigrant visa”…Continue Reading “Refugee Resettlement Primer: From Over There to the United States”