• DISRUPT THE TECH-TALENT PIPELINE! TELL PALANTIR TO DROP ITS CONTRACTS WITH ICE: PRINCETON STUDENTS
    Palantir sells two tools to ICE. The first, Investigative Case Management (ICM), is “mission critical” to ICE’s efforts, according to government documents, and was used at the border to investigate the families and sponsors of children who crossed the border alone. The operation, designed specifically to dissuade children from joining family in the United States, resulted in the arrests of at least 443 people over 90 days. Its second tool, FALCON, is used by agents leading workplace raids, which increased by 650% during President Trump’s first year in office and arrest thousands of people every year just for being undocumented. During a raid in which ICE agents hit 7-11s nationwide, all agents were told to download Palantir’s FALCON mobile app for use during the raid. FALCON is used by agents who lead raids like those in Mississippi in early August 2019, when almost 700 people were arrested en masse during the first day of school for many, leaving some children without either parent when they came home; at least two children were left alone for eight days because both of their parents were arrested and detained by ICE. Palantir can cancel both of these contracts. It can, at any time, pledge to stop working for ICE going forward. We know Palantir workers, academics, and a wide coalition of ordinary citizens from Latinx and Jewish groups have called for the company to drop its contracts, but executives have ignored these calls, calculating that it’s better business for the company to stay close to the government than to follow ethical considerations. We hope they reconsider. There are dozens of schools represented by the students who have signed this pledge. All of us are committed to pursuing Palantir across our campuses. We will kick recruiters out of career fairs, protest company speakers on campus, and urge university administrators to drop the company’s sponsorship at every turn. We are not alone. In 2019, hundreds of academics pressured U.C. Berkeley to drop Palantir as a sponsor of a privacy scholars conference. In late August 2019, Lesbians Who Tech dropped Palantir as a sponsor of its annual conference, citing its work for immigration enforcement. Just two days later, the Grace Hopper Celebration, the largest conference for female tech workers worldwide, dropped Palantir as a sponsor just hours after learning of its role in human rights abuses. As more of us learn about Palantir’s work and refuse complicity in human rights abuses, the company’s recruitment will decline and its business will suffer. Palantir will become a pariah, shut off from academia and computer science talent unless it decides to change tack. Join us. If you are a student, sign below to tell Palantir you will not work with them while they build tools that enable human rights abuses. Through recruitment, seminars, and other events, we are funneled into tech companies that facilitate the detention and deportation of immigrants in the United States. Many students choose to work at tech companies immediately after graduation, and are thus either directly responsible or complicit in the violence tech companies facilitate on immigrants and refugees. We have the responsibility and the leverage to change this technology. They cannot build these tools if we don’t work on them. Note: This petition has been updated to change dates and reflect Palantir's public offering. This petition is based off of existing college petitions including MIT students against Palantir.
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  • Stop the Deportation of Ana Adan Cajigal
    ICE and LaSalle—the for-profit prison corporation that runs Irwin County Detention Center—are under federal investigation for their role in the systematic medical abuse of people incarcerated by ICE. That medical abuse includes coercive, painful, and life-altering gynecological procedures. ICE is attempting to deport the survivors and witnesses who have the knowledge that the investigation needs to hold ICE accountable. In September, Nurse Dawn Wooten blew the whistle on ICE and LaSalle’s medical abuse and complete failure to protect people in their custody from COVID19. In a report released by Project South and the Government Accountability Project, she exposed Irwin County Detention Center’s (ICDC) partnership with a doctor pressuring women into accepting painful, life-altering, and unnecessary gynecological procedures, including hysterectomies. The women detained at ICDC have continued to speak out about the use of medical neglect and torture at ICDC for-profit and punishment. Independent medical professionals have since reviewed dozens of medical records and uncovered a pattern of coerced, painful, and life-altering violence against the bodies of incarcerated women who are disproportionately Black and brown. Some women still do not know what was done to their bodies. They only know they did not want it or ask for it. ICE and LaSalle hope the election will pull our attention away from these abuses for long enough to escape accountability. They deny women the opportunity to meet with doctors who might help them understand what has been done to their bodies. Not only that, but ICE and LaSalle are conspiring to deport the survivors and witnesses of their crimes for participating in the ongoing investigation. We will not allow ICE to retaliate against and disappear the survivors of their crimes or witnesses in the investigation. ******You Can Act****** * 1a. Email Field Office Director (FOD) Thomas P. Giles, Deputy FOD George Sterling, and Assistant FOD Patrick Musante: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected] AND * 1b. Call Assistant Field Office Director Patrick Musante: 404 893 1326 To let them know that: Ana Adan Cajigal (A# 204-392-122) and other women detained at ICDC are survivors of medical abuse and witnesses in an ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice. It is completely unacceptable for ICE to deport survivors and witnesses in the middle of a federal investigation. It reveals how ICE is actively trying to prevent their testimony from making it into the record. * 2. When you’ve made your call and sent your email, find three friends and ask them to do the same. Don’t let ICE secretly deport the survivors and key witnesses in an ongoing investigation into ICE’s crimes! * 3. Donate to the commissary fund hosted by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights: https://bit.ly/ICDCcommfund to support the brave men and women at ICDC!
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  • Stop the Deportation of Survivors & Witnesses of ICE Abuse!
    Don’t let ICE deport survivors and witnesses of coercive gynecological procedures and medical abuse at a for-profit immigration detention center! ICE and LaSalle—the for-profit prison corporation that runs Irwin County Detention Center—are under federal investigation for their role in the systematic medical abuse of people incarcerated by ICE. That medical abuse includes coercive, painful, and life-altering gynecological procedures. ICE is attempting to deport the survivors and witnesses who have the knowledge that the investigation needs to hold ICE accountable. In September, Nurse Dawn Wooten blew the whistle on ICE and LaSalle’s medical abuse and complete failure to protect people in their custody from COVID19. In a report released by Project South and the Government Accountability Project, she exposed Irwin County Detention Center’s (ICDC) partnership with a doctor who was pressuring women into accepting painful, life-altering and unnecessary gynecological procedures, including hysterectomies. The women detained at ICDC have continued to speak out about the use of medical neglect and torture at ICDC for profit and punishment. Independent medical professionals have since reviewed dozens of medical records and uncovered a pattern of coerced, painful, and life-altering violence against the bodies of incarcerated women who are disproportionately Black and brown. Some women still do not know what was done to their bodies. They only know they did not want it or ask for it. ICE and LaSalle are hoping the election will pull our attention away from these abuses for long enough to escape accountability. They are denying women the opportunity to meet with doctors who might help them understand what has been done to their bodies. Not only that, but ICE and LaSalle are conspiring to deport the survivors and witnesses of their crimes for participating in the ongoing investigation. We will not allow ICE to retaliate against and disappear the survivors of their crimes or witnesses in the investigation. ******You Can Act****** * 1a. Email Field Office Director (FOD) Thomas P. Giles, Deputy FOD George Sterling, and Assistant FOD Patrick Musante: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected] AND * 1b. Call Assistant Field Office Director Patrick Musante: 404 893 1326 To let them know that: Mbeti Ndonga (A# 073-764-092), Alma Bowman (A# 035-559-134), Ana Adan Cajigal (A# 204-392-122) and other women detained at ICDC are survivors of medical abuse and witnesses in an ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice. It is completely unacceptable for ICE to deport survivors and witnesses in the middle of a federal investigation. It reveals how ICE is actively trying to prevent their testimony from making it into the record. * 2. When you’ve made your call and sent your email, find three friends and ask them to do the same. Don’t let ICE secretly deport the survivors and key witnesses in an ongoing investigation into ICE’s crimes! * 3. Donate to the commissary fund hosted by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights: http://bit.ly/ICDCcommfund to support the brave men and women at ICDC!
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  • LET U.S. CITIZEN ALMA STAY
    Alma Bowman is a 54-year-old woman set to be deported to the Philippines, a country she has not been in for more than 40 years - even though she is a U.S. citizen. She has lived in the U.S. since the age of ten when she came to the US in 1977, having acquired citizenship from her US citizen father. She also has two U.S. citizen children living in Georgia. Further, Ms. Bowman was one of the women detained at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia who provided crucial information in the whistleblower complaint filed by Project South, GLAHR, South GA Immigrant Support Network and Georgia Detention Watch. The report led to an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Homeland Security. Alma is a key witness to the abuse that has taken place at ICDC, and would like to stay in the US and share what she knows with federal investigators. Instead of acknowledging her US citizenship and the information she has to contribute to the ongoing investigation at ICDC, Ms. Bowman has been transferred thousands of miles away to Arizona, where she is awaiting deportation. Since August of 2017, Ms. Bowman has represented herself before ICE on her own; and without legal representation, she did not know that she is, in fact, a U.S. citizen. As soon as she found out she was a U.S. citizen, Alma filed a request to stop her deportation, submitting documents as proof of her claim - and still, ICE denied her request and is committed to deporting her. Ms. Bowman now has an attorney helping her and she needs time in the US to reopen her case and get the Court to terminate proceedings against her. As a U.S. citizen, she is not subjected to deportation. We ask ICE to reverse its decision and hold her deportation at this time, in order for Ms. Bowman to reopen her case and participate in the ongoing OIG investigation. Please consider donating here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-a-mom-stay-with-her-family
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  • Stop Pauline's Deportation
    I respectfully request that you exercise discretion and grant Ms. Pauline Binam’s request to stay in the United States as investigations are underway into the harm she experienced during her time at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia. While at ICDC, doctors performed gynecological surgery and removed parts of her reproductive organs without Ms. Pauline Binam’s consent. She is scheduled to be deported tomorrow, just as we are learning that she was not the only woman in the Georgia detention center who was subjected to invasive surgery without her knowledge. Pauline still suffers from health complications as a result of her surgery, and her ability to have children has been drastically reduced. It is appalling and robs Pauline of the justice seeks to deport her in light of these revelations. Pauline is a loving and committed mother. While in detention for nearly three years, she has missed four of her daughter’s birthdays. She is a longtime resident of the U.S., having immigrated from Cameroon when she was 2 years-old. She graduated from high school and attended University of North Carolina-Charlotte before needing to quit school to take care of her sick father. She's also a survivor of three brutal and toxic relationships that led her through dark times. At a time when Pauline was resetting her life to focus on her daughter she was placed in immigration detention. While in detention, she suffered irreversible harm due to the cruel treatment of a doctor who is currently being investigated by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security. With new information coming to light every day and the ongoing investigations into the crimes committed against Pauline and other women who suffered injuries such as hers, we ask that you halt Pauline’s deportation and release her to her family during this difficult time.
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  • Release Santos from NWDC!
    Since before arriving at NWDC, Santos has had several serious medical complications and chronic pain related to a past stroke that lead to Gout. These severe health conditions require careful medical attention and additional precautions such as social isolation to ensure that he does not contract COVID-19 in his compromised state. With the increasing risks due to COVID-19, Santos is now at an even higher risk of becoming more ill. His family is in deep fear for his health and is calling on our community to pressure ICE and have Santos released immediately. Santos life is put at risk every day he stays inside NWDC! Sign this petition to release Santos now! Desde antes que llegó al NWDC, Santos ha tenido varias complicaciones médicas serias y dolor crónico relacionado con un accidente cerebrovascular pasado que produjo la gota, todos los que no han sido tratados durante su tiempo en NWDC. Estas condiciones médicas graves requieren atención médica adecuada que él no está recibiendo actualmente. Con riesgos crecientes por COVID-19, Santos actualmente tiene un riesgo aún mayor de enfermar más. Su familia tiene miedo profundo por su salud y llama a nuestra comunidad a presionar a ICE a liberar a Santos inmediatamente. ¡La vida de Santos se pone en riesgo cada día que él se queda dentro de NWDC! ¡Firme esta petición a liberar a Santos ahora! Hear from his family: https://www.instagram.com/p/CC1-q22pQBK/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Santos #FreeThemAll post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CC0_mEBJ_YW/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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  • Tell Blackrock to divest from the deportation machine!
    Over the past few years, BlackRock has increased the public attention it gives to sustainability, climate change, and ethical investment principles. However, BlackRock’s direct investment in Palantir betrays such principles. BlackRock is a direct investor in Palantir -- a data analytics company that provides technology to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to help identify, track, and target immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers for detention and deportation. BlackRock’s financing of Palantir and similar companies enables the Trump Administration’s ongoing war against immigrants -- particularly Black and Brown communities -- and potentially facilitates gross human rights violations. It's up to you to hold BlackRock accountable.
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  • CVS: Stop Blocking Access to COVID-19 Testing for Black & Brown Communities
    CVS -- one of the nation’s largest retail chain of pharmacies -- is making it impossible for the hardest-hit communities during the COVID-19 pandemic to access their testing operations. The company is not only requiring proof of in-state residence, drivers license or social security number to get COVID-19 testing, but even going so far as refuse service to Spanish-speaking and/or undocumented members of the community at some of its locations in North Carolina. This is unacceptable. CVS has publicly claimed that their testing sites are focused on the most “underserved and vulnerable communities.” Yet, Black and Brown, undocumented, poor and working-class populations -- who are concentrated in the frontlines of the “essential” workforce -- are facing barriers to receiving COVID-19 testing there. Millions of Americans do not have a government-issued ID, particularly U.S. born and immigrant Black and Brown communities. In addition to undocumented immigrants who do not have access to drivers licenses in states like North Carolina, over 21 million U.S. citizens do not have government-issued ID. These identifications can be costly and difficult to obtain, representing a significant block for low-income communities. According to a 2006 report, up to 25% of Black people over 18 years old lack government-issued photo ID, compared to only 8% of whites. Requirements to obtain an ID have only become more stringent since then. CVS has the power to change its policy. According to NC state health officials, reporting on COVID-19 testing “is unrelated to residency or nationality.” That means that the company has taken it upon itself to require residency and an ID from the people it seeks to serve. We are only as safe as the most vulnerable among us. Tell Larry Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Health, to remove this discriminatory policy and stop blocking access to COVID-19 testing for Black and Brown communities at all the CVS testing sites.
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  • Justice for Bernardo Palacios Carbajal
    Bernardo Palacios Carbajal, 22, was shot in the back over 30 times while he was fleeing from police officers moments after yelling his last words “Officer, I don’t want to die!”  Seconds later officers proceeded to shoot him after he was dying on the ground. Instead of offering medical assistance after shooting him, officers yelled for him to “Show us your fucking hands!” Then his body was desecrated by having all his fingers shot causing some of them to become partially disconnected from his hands. We DEMAND justice for Bernardo.  The lack of meaningful action from the District Attorney's Office and Salt Lake City's Mayor, reveals an implicit backing of SLCPD's killer cops. Until all these demands are met, justice for Bernardo will not be served.  Until there is deliverance of Justice for Bernardo, and all peoples brutalized and killed by the police force, there can be no peace.
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  • Massachusetts! Honor the Dead by Protecting the Living and Stabilizing our Communities
    Black and Latinx people are on the frontlines of the pandemic. The rate of infection of COVID-19 has spiked over the last few weeks. The United States is the recipient of the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world - with Latinx communities disproportionately holding the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths across the country. For months, biologists, infectious disease researchers, scientists, doctors, and advocates have warned the Trump administration that this is just the beginning. The U.S. is vulnerable to a potential second wave of cases, yet Congress refuses to take responsibility. Trump has ceded responsibility of the pandemic to state governors - giving them absolute power on when and how to reopen their economies. The ball is in their court now. But Governors have followed the Trump administration’s pattern of not prioritizing our communities' needs for relief. More and more states are reopening with few or no restrictions. Tell our governor that efforts to open the economy without adequate protections and without proper relief for frontline workers reveal a willingness to let Black and Latinx communities and poor people die in exchange for the economic gain of a privileged class. Our communities need relief not re-opening.
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  • “Comida pa’ los pobres en Puerto Rico”: Yo apoyo a Giovanni Roberto y sus reclamos contra el hambre
    https://youtu.be/3ptlv2kxi8g El jueves 30 de abril, motivadas por las cientos de historias que hemos escuchado de hambre y de las necesidades que están pasando las personas en Puerto Rico, Comedores Sociales de PR organizó un manifestación llamada Caravana por la Vida y en medio de la actividad nuestro compañero Giovanni Roberto fue arrestado ilegalmente. Giovanni y nosotras, que pertenecemos a la organización Comedores Sociales, llevamos semanas entregando compras solidarias a cientos de personas en el área de Caguas en Puerto Rico, que están pasando hambre y necesidad. A 45 días del inicio de un toque de queda extremo en Puerto Rico por la crisis del COVID-19, no han llegado las ayudas sociales básicas - desempleo, PAN, y el dinero prometido - a miles de personas que están pasando hambre, lo que nos ha confirmado que nos toca a nosotras defender nuestras vidas en medio de esta pandemia. Hacemos un llamado a todas las personas que se han indignado con su arresto, a unirse a nosotras y reclamar hoy: ---> Pruebas y Rastreo – para controlar la pandemia. ---> Aprobación automática de las solicitudes del PAN – para toda persona que ya solicitó ---> Reapertura de todos los comedores escolares en los 78 municipios de PR bajo la modalidad de servi carro. ---> Desempleo y/o para toda aquellas familias con ingresos menores a $50 mil. ---> Establecer una Línea 24/7 en el Departamento del Trabajo – para atender más rápidamente a las personas que están solicitando desempleo. ---> Congelación de Precios para los productos de alimentación y esenciales a la pandemia - Porque nuestro pueblo sin dinero ahora tiene que pagar las cosas más cara que nunca. ---> Otorgación de los $1,200 sin esperar la aprobación de protocolo federal. Dinero tiene nuestro gobierno en Puerto Rico y podría haber hecho los depósitos ya, hace semanas. ---> Defensa de las pensiones porque son esenciales: Las pensiones garantizan la seguridad económica de nuestra población más vulnerable y les permite que puedan quedarse en sus hogares apoyando a sus familiares. Hay dinero en Puerto Rico para cumplirle a nuestra gente. El gobierno de Puerto Rico tiene 8 mil millones de dólares en el fondo general para el pago de la deuda. Este dinero debe ser destinado en su totalidad para garantizar la salud de las personas y la prioridad del gobierno debe ser la implementación de las medidas de prevención necesarias e inmediatas para la protección contra el coronavirus y la seguridad social mediante las ayudas. La pobreza y el hambre no son de ahora. Son el resultado de las políticas públicas adoptadas por todos los gobiernos anteriores, incluida las decisiones promovidas por la Junta de Control Fiscal, y los políticos que hoy usan el hambre y la pobreza para adelantar de manera mezquina sus interés económicos y electorales. Estas políticas son: la austeridad, la privatización, los recortes de servicios, los cierre de escuelas. Estas son las decisiones de política pública que nos trajeron hoy a manifestarnos. Este gobierno, al igual que los gobiernos anteriores, no escuchan a la gente. Solo lo hacen cuando la gente protesta, cuando se mueven cientos o miles, cuando esas protestas no son de una sola vez, sino que el pueblo insiste e insiste por todos los medios hasta que los obliga. Hoy más que nunca necesitamos de un buen gobierno: humano, enfocado en lo social, económicamente adaptado para el bienestar de la gente. Firma y comparte esta solicitud para unirte a los reclamos y crecer la lucha por la alimentación y una vida digna para toda nuestra gente. ----- Translated to english by No Border News here: https://nobordersnews.org/2020/05/04/peoples-kitchens-of-puerto-rico-feed-the-people-not-the-debt/
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  • Tell USCIS to Expedite Beto’s DACA Before ICE Orders his Immediate Removal from the Country
    As the Supreme Court gets closer to issuing a decision on DACA, Jesus “Beto” Lopez Gutierrez is running against time to get his DACA renewed before ICE orders his removal from the country. As you might remember, after 9 months of organizing and with the overwhelming support of Beto’s community, he was released from ICE detention at the end of February. Shortly after his release, Beto filed his application with USCIS to renew his DACA on March 6, 2020 and is now waiting on a decision. Unfortunately, Beto’s release did not end his deportation case. Now, he’s running out of time and options to stay in the country with his family. The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissed Beto’s appeal to the Order of Deportation that was issued against him by Immigration Judge Morrissey in Omaha, Nebraska last year. In response to this action by the BIA, Beto’s legal team is filing a second appeal to a higher Court. What this all means is that while the Immigration Courts are reviewing Beto’s second appeal he can remain in the country, but as soon as we get a response from the 8th Circuit he can be removed immediately by ICE. This response could arrive at the beginning of June. Another reason Beto is running out of time is connected to the Supreme Court decision on DACA. According to USCIS officials, the processing of Beto’s DACA can take up to several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting business as usual. This may delay the process further given that USCIS service centers are temporarily closed and their employees are working remotely. If the Supreme Court decides to end DACA before Beto gets a response from USCIS, it may mean that he won’t have any type of protection from deportation. Beto is just one example of the hundreds of DACA recipients that are at risk of deportation if DACA is rescinded by the U.S. Supreme Court. His case also highlights how DACA is not just a work permit but a protection from the rogue deportation machine that profits from the criminalization and suffering of immigrant families. It is important to continue advocating for DACA as well as uplifting the cases of people like Beto who are in a crossroads between agencies and running out of options to stay in the country with his family.
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