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Estimados Compañeros/as,

This coming Wednesday, March 1, at 4:30PM, we will be convening to advance details of this year’s March for Justice at FLOC headquarters in Toledo. 

This year, like no other, is there such an urgency to speak out against the beating—especially Latinos—immigrants are taking at the hands of racists, mean-spirited and just plain ignorant or xenophobic people on radio and television talk shows. 

I am speechless by the draconian Sensenbrenner H.B. 4437 passed by our U.S. Congress this past December.  It is scheduled to be debated in the U.S. Senate next month.  

I am at a loss to describe the type of person who comes up with these ideas.

Baldemar Velásquez

Under HR 4437, all undocumented people would automatically become felons—this includes over 1.6 million children

The bill would make anyone assisting an undocumented person a criminal, including neighbors and churches who would take a person to the store; or a pastor or church worker feeding the poor or taking them to church! 

HR 4437 denies due process, including extended detention without access to legal counsel and no recourse to the legal system in a labor dispute.  It would make local law enforcement officers immigration agents.  It would build a 700-mile wall (a New Berlin wall) on the Mexican/U.S. border but not the Canadian/U.S. border and make it harder for current legal permanent residents to become citizens.  

It is time we speak out loudly and present some opposition to this nonsense!

Contact you senators and representatives showing your opposition to this bill.

Hasta La Victoria!

Baldemar Velásquez

President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee






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