Category Archives: Immigrant Rights

Pomona Fairplex Emergency Intake Site Virtual Town Hall

Hello LRT Members and Friends,

We hope this email finds you in good spirits. Many of you have asked about the unaccompanied children and the intake site at the Fairplex. This is your chance to learn more. This is today, Wednesday, May 19th. There will be two town halls, Spanish (5pm) and English (6:30pm) to accommodate those interested.
1) Please share the flyer & email with your networks. 
2) Please share the flyer on your organization’s social media.
3) Join the town hall 
Zoom Links:
Spanish 
Codigo: 913403
English 
Passcode: 853635

 

 questions or concerns contact Natalie: chaidez@fairplex.com
We appreciate your support for the unaccompanied minors.
In solidarity,
Lina
(909) 480-6267 ( LRT office)

Invitation to Fernando Pedraza Memorial and Ceremony on Wednesday, May 5

 You are invited to the 14th Annual Fernando Pedraza Memorial and Community Celebration that will take place on Wednesday, May 5th on the corner of Arrow Highway and Grove Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga from 8 am – 11 am.  The day laborers and community will gather between 8 and 9 am – and the program of music by Son Real and Jornalero Radio, prayer by Deacon Mario Lopez, and ceremony, and speakers will begin at 9 am.  The memorial and celebration will commemorate the life of Fernando Pedraza and other day laborers who have recently passed away.   If you are attending the event, everyone will be asked to wear a mask and to practice social distancing.  For those who cannot attend physically but want to join in virtually, you can connect to the zoom link at 9 am:  https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/89559545594  

 

On Cinco de Mayo (May 5th), 2007, a spontaneous demonstration by the Minutemen against day laborers on the corner of Arrow Highway and Grove Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga, ended with the death of day laborer leader Jose Fernando Pedraza.  Fifty-seven year old Pedraza died at the corner where he waited on a daily basis for one-day jobs.  It is also the corner where Pedraza organized other day laborers to defend their rights.  In 2002, Pedraza was part of a court case against the City of Rancho Cucamongawho wanted to enforce a law disallowing day laborers to gather on the street.  In the recent months before his death, Pedraza had attended several meetings of the Rancho Cucamongacity council to support his fellow day laborers so that they could have a job center where they could be safe from hate-based attacks and traffic accidents.  

  

Pedraza, a Mexican immigrant and a father of five daughters and the grandfather of seven, was killed at 1 P. M. on May 5, 2007 when an SUV, that hit a car in the intersection, rolled onto the sidewalk where day laborers were gathered.  On any other day, the day laborers would have left by the noon hour.  On this day, the day laborers stayed because the Minutemen showed up to protest the day laborer corner. 

  

The Fernando Pedraza Memorial and Community Celebration is supported by the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Latino and Latina Roundtable, Dale Show, and Radio Jornalera. 

Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 
Topic: Fernando Pedraza Memorial and Community Celebration
Time: May 5, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
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Immigration Committee Meeting Saturday at 1 pm

This meeting will be in Spanish to update our community on legislative updates and other matters pertaining to immigration.  We will have a meeting at a later date that is bilingual. Please invite others.

Hola Familia de LRT!

 Les invitamos a nuestra reunión virtual con nuestro comité de inmigración este sábado 17 de abril a la 1:00 PM donde Hablaremos de las Propuestas Migratorias de Ley y del Fairplex de Pomona sirviendo como un sitio de admisión de emergencia para albergar temporalmente a los menores no  acompañados que llegan a la frontera surfer Estados Unidos.  Solo de click en el siguiente enlace:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86066845770

 Comparta la información por favor, los esperamos.  Esta será reunión en español.

 

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Hello LRT Family! We invite you to our virtual meeting with our immigration committee this Saturday, April 17 at 1:00 PM where we will discuss the Immigration Bills for 2021 and the Pomona Fairplex serving as an emergency admission site to temporarily house unaccompanied minors that arrive at the southern border.

Just click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86066845770

Share the information please, we look forward to seeing you.

In solidarity, 
 

LRT team

Invitation to April 18th Immigration Forum

You are invited to a Voices for a New Democracy forum on Immigrant Rights.  The speakers include: Jose Calderon, introduction and overview; Lee Wang on a brief history of the prison to deportation pipeline and the possibilities for movement building between the immigrants rights movement and the movement for black lives;   Leticia Bustamante, a national leader on the DACA movement, will present on DACA and its relation to the immigrant rights movement; and  Professor Miguel Tinker-Salas will present on the “Latin American Continent on the Move,” the effects of neoliberalism on border migration, and the consequences of failed immigration policies.
Here is the Zoom link for April 18th:
Jose Zapata Calderon
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640
 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu
Website:  www.josezcalderon.com

Immigration Reform

Your invitation to Immigrant Rights Roundtable Academy Zoom on Tuesday, June 30 – 7 PM

The LRT is pleased to invite you to our next Roundtable Academy Zoom discussion on Immigrant Rights on June 30, 2020 at 7:00PM.

The Immigrant Rights discussion is a continuation of our efforts to deepen our understanding of the issues that the LRT has prioritized as part of our strategic planning. Our goal is to develop a “working position paper” that will inform our strategic plan  for the next three years.

The June 30, discussion will include presentations from members who have direct experience with immigration issues (including DACA, Temporary Protective Status, and Exlusion from Federal Relief Programs)  –  that are directly impacting their families and the immigrant community at large.

Madeline Rios and Angela Sanbrano, Immigrant Rights Lead Team Coordinators will moderate the discussion (which will be translated in both English and Spanish).  The zoom link is:  https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/96051588465

Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: LRT Roundtable Academy discussion on Immigrant Rights
Time: Jun 30, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Your invitation to join us on Radio Jornalera On May Day to honor essential and excluded workers

Join us on Radio Jornalera on May 1.  Angela Sanbrano and Jose Calderon will be part of  the slot from 5pm-6pm “Historia del Primero de Mayo”   Dolores Huerta is going to participate at 12 noon.

LRT to March in support of Immigrant children as part of Pomona Poor People March and Rally this Sat. June 23

The Latino and Latina Roundtable invites our members and friends to
be part of a contingent in the Poor People’s Campaign March and  Rally
this Saturday, June 23 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Civic Center of
Pomona (Mission and Garey) alongside the NAACP and other organizations.
As part of the theme “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice,”  The
Latino and Latina Roundtable members will be particularly marching in
support of human rights for the immigrant children who have been
separated from their families and who, this administration has vowed
to continue to detain although public pressure has forced a change in
policy to somehow “keep families together” as part of still
implementing a “zero tolerance” policy.    LRT members will be making
posters in support of these children and families (to carry in the march)
this Friday, June 22 at the Solidarity Center (at the Village (1444
E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6)
from 12 noon until 2 PM if you are interested in
helping.  ”  The event includes booths, free food and drinks, – —
 a March around 4 blocks — and short speeches focusing
on important issues being faced by our diverse communities.

San Dimas City Council to take up SB-54 at April 24th public meeting

While San Dimas Mayor Curt Morris and Dennis Bertone don’t believe that “a brief opposing Senate Bill 54” should be taken up, Councilman Ryan Vienna, a Lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, “personally signed a brief opposing Senate Bill 54” and – has been pushing the council to do the same (resulting in another public meeting on the issue on April 24th).  Other cities, such as San Gabriel and Santa Ana have approved “safe cities” resolutions “affirming the city’s commitment to its immigrant population.”  The city council in Pomona, in putting this affirmation into action, went as far as to pass an ordinance that includes “the development and implementation of training materials for city personnel as they pertain to the requirements of SB 54.”

 

https://www.dailybulletin.com/2018/04/11/san-dimas-city-council-to-decide-when-to-discuss-sanctuary-state-laws-impact-on-city/

https://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/12/19/pomona-gives-final-approval-to-local-ordinance-ensuring-sanctuary-state-legislation-is-implemented/

 

Jose Zapata Calderon
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640
 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu
Website:  www.josezcalderon.com