Monday, March 10, 2008

Community Resistance to Immigrant Scapegoating in Prince William County

by Nancy Lyall

Prince William County, Virginia has become 'ground zero' in the war against immigrants. Prince William has implemented a draconian policy targeting the immigrant community. Mexicanos Sin Fronteras, a community-based, all volunteer organization, has been working tirelessly since last July to organize mass resistance. [...]

The community has been fighting back... The community decided unanimously on the following resistance actions: a week-long economic boycott over Labor Day weekend; a massive march and rally on Sunday, September 2; and a one-day work stoppage on October 9. All three actions were successful and attracted local, national and international attention. The mass rally attracted approximately 7,000 participants, the largest protest rally held in Virginia in over 100 years. [...]

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See also:
Fear, Hate and Hand Grenades: Extremists' Unrelenting Assault on Immigrants
By Tara McKelvey, The American Prospect
November 01, 2007

Northern Virginia residents are hell-bent on driving undocumented immigrants away. Withdemonstrations and lawsuits, the immigrants are fighting back.

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