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Vigil for victims of Customs and Border Protection violence

Last week, video was released of a migrant teenager who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody; it’s deaths like this – and of outright violence by U.S. border officers — that triggered activists to hold...
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Migrant advocates will hold vigil and “noise demonstration” in Ybor City Friday night

In a tweet this week, President Donald Trump announced that ICE will start deporting millions of people from the U.S.; that’s not the only thing upsetting advocates for immigrants. There’s also the Trump administration’s family...
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Private company helped DHS spy on “family separation” demonstrators

In the summer of 2018 there was a widespread protest movement of people upset at the Trump administration’s “family separation” policy of separating migrant kids from their parents at the border. According to a report...
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Occupy ICE Tampa protest against Trump border wall

Last Friday President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border in order to access disaster funds to build a wall between the two countries; now, local groups are planning a rally Tuesday...

Ybor City vigil for victims of border patrol

Groups like the Border Patrol Victims Network are organizing a vigil in Tampa’s Ybor City Thursday for people who have been killed by Customs and Border Protection officers. Jenderless is an organizer with Occupy ICE...
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Tampa Bay activist Sydney Eastman dies

The Tampa Bay activist community lost a strong advocate for the rights of migrant families and sex workers; Sydney Eastman passed away over the weekend. She was a founding member of Tampa Bay DSA [Democratic Socialists...
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Occupy ICE Tampa sets up encampment

About ten people set up camp Thursday evening outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office near the Tampa International Airport; they’re upset about how ICE has detained migrants crossing the US border and has separated...

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