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A heart-stirring event in the campaign to stop 287(g)

Thanks to families and individuals who came out last night in support of Tennessee’s women who have been affected by harsh and inhumane immigration laws. And thanks to everyone who came and said that they will not stand for these laws and programs in our communities … Continue reading

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Visiting the Knox County Sheriff’s Office

A delegation of concerned Knoxvillians and Knox Countians have been visiting the Knox County Sheriff’s Office for weeks now. As a member of this group, we want to meet with the Sheriff and express our concerns with the implementation of … Continue reading

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More Media from the Vigil

We had a huge turnout for the vigil Wednesday evening, April 25. Over 400 people came out. Despite the looming decisions of the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Arizona SB 1070 and similar copy-Arizona Immigration laws, Knoxville came out … Continue reading

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Standing in Solidarity with Alabama and Arizona: Alto 287(g) Vigil

Starting at 7:30 in Krutch Park on Aril 25, Knoxville United Against Racism is going to have a Vigil remembering and honoring those negatively affected by the US’s immigrations policies and programs. Wednesday is also the same day that the … Continue reading

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Media Coverage for April 17 Rally and Occupation

Here is media coverage from the WATE, ABC affiliate here in Knoxville. http://www.wate.com/story/17519502/protesters-rally-against-racism-over-proposed-immigration-screening-program This is the Knoxville News Sentinel’s article both on the Knox County Sheriff’s visits and the rally. http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/apr/17/knox-sheriff-meets-with-immigration-officials-on/

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Media Coverage for the April 12th Demo

The demonstration held yesterday at Knoxville’s City County Building had over 80 peoplecome out and stand up against 287(g). There was a local musician, Kukuly Ariarte, who came out to play some songs of solidarity and protest and the protesters … Continue reading

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Knoxville United Against Racism Rally Today 4/12

  Where: City County Building, 400 W. Main St, Knoxville, TN When: 5:30 to 6:30 PM April 12, 2012 Come help Knoxville stand together to say NO to the 287(g) program in Knox County, TN. 287(g) is a federal program … Continue reading

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