The Rapidian

GR Rapid Response to ICE

Cosecha GR at Sheriff's retirement party: Protesters believe Stelma leaves legacy of shame with ICE contract new Sheriff must repair

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 10-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

Last Friday, during a chilly October evening, 12 to 15 members of Movimiento Cosecha GR and GR Rapid Response to ICE gathered outside of Noto's Old World Italian Dining in Cascade on the public sidewalk. They held signs that said "Stelma...

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Concerned community members speak at Kent County Commission Public Comment

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

After over three months of appeals to the Sheriff and the Kent County Commissioners, there has been no action by Kent County’s elected officials to end the unnecessary and violent contract with ICE.   GR Rapid Response to ICE receives...

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In board chair's absence, public allowed back into Kent County board chambers

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NEWS

The public was allowed into the Kent County chambers again on Thursday, October 12, 2018 for the monthly Board of Commission meeting. It was the quarterly evening meeting held at 6 p.m., instead of the usual 8:30 a.m. Board Chair, Commissioner Jim...

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Backlash to Cosecha disruption at ArtPrize showcases problem with typical 'West Michigan nice'

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 09-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

Complicity with ICE by Kent CountyIn the last three months, organizers from Movimiento Cosecha GR and Grand Rapid Rapid Response to ICE have worked in partnership on a campaign to #EndTheContract between Kent County and Immigration and Customs...

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People's Commission to end the ICE contract takes over Kent County Commission

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 09-14-2018 under NEWS

Concerned residents again demanded that the Kent County Commission end the contract with ICE to, as they put it, "stop taking money to hold our immigrant neighbors for their deportation." The Kent County contract with ICE was first signed...

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