The Rapidian

Immigrant Justice

Tired of looking fearfully in the rearview mirror, immigrants will march for Driver's Licenses for All on May 1

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 04-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

“We all know the feeling,” say the immigrants who wish to remain anonymous. One, called "Maria" for this article, explains:  “You’re taking your children to school because they missed the bus. One of them is...

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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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Pilgrimage: Undocumented immigrants, allies walk, dance, chant from Grand Rapids to Lansing to demand driver's licenses for all

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

Sylvia, who wishes to keep her last name off the record, has implants in her hips. And yet from October 5-9, she walked over 65 miles from her home in Grand Rapids to the steps of the State Capitol in Lansing with others from Movimiento Cosecha to...

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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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Immigrant tells the story of their journey with a poem

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 04-24-2018 under VOICES

From Saturday, April 28 to Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Movimiento Cosecha GR will be calling for a four-day Puente, a strike and boycott to show the power of immigrants in the West Michigan economy. To highlight one of the stories from area immigrants,...

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Movimiento Cosecha plans people's march and other actions to fight for immigrant justice

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 04-24-2018 under NEWS

Many have heard of Movimiento Cosecha GR - translated to The Harvest Movement - an immigrant justice movement that is rising in West Michigan. In a short 14 months, this collection of local grassroots organizers has highlighted the lives and...

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