Jornaleros Detenidos de Tucson – Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa

Buenos dias tengan todas y todos ustedes. Me llamo Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa aquí junto con compañeros representando el Centro de Trabajadores Southside de Tucson, AZ.

Les presento hoy con gran tristeza y rabia en mi corazón.

En Tucson, zona fronteriza, vivmos una realidad pesada. Existe una militarización y criminalización de nuestra comunidad inimaginable. Nuestra zona es única por estar cerca de la frontera, con Patrulla Fronteriza saturando nuestras calles y personas cruzando y muriendo en el desierto a diario.

America’s ‘Toughest Sheriff’ and the Human Right Crisis He’s Created

Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; padding: 0px;”>“They call me KKK, I consider it an honor. It means we’re doing something,” are the startling words of Sheriff Arpaio, the top law enforcer of Maricopa County, Arizona.

Unlike radio hosts or other public officials who lose their posts instantly when uttering similar remarks, Arpaio’s position has won five elections and received continuous support from the federal government.(1)

Arizona Policies Leave Children without Parents

click Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; padding: 0px;”>In Arizona, law enforcement has two new tools in their supposed fight against immigration; ski masks and teddy bears.

Anyone in Maricopa County can sign-up to be part of volunteer posses that sweep through Brown neighborhoods on a self-described hunt. Upon taking up the task, they’re handed those two items, a ski mask to hide their identity and a teddy bear to hand to any children whose mother or father they rip away.