Migrant Youth: September 2011 Archives

Led by the newly formed National Immigrant Youth Alliance, undocumented youth have continued to step up their efforts at civil disobedience. I haven't been as directly involved as I would have liked but even from afar it's clear that it hasn't been easy. Still I can't help but feel that the recent civil disobedience in Charlotte, North Carolina, just took a different turn. Read Domenic Powell's post of the NC DREAM Team over at dreamactivist.org:

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department was forceful, frequently pushing people, including non-participants and reporters. They also arrested Mohammad Abdollahi, Isabel Castillo and Viridiana Martinez, undocumented activists from Michigan, Virginia and North Carolina, respectively. Along with them, the police also arrested two paramedics. Other activists were picked off from the crowd for unknown reasons.
Domenic Powell - dreamactivist.org (6 September 2011)
Again, I can't say that I've followed or been present at every migrant youth civil disobedience but it's been my general impression that police are usually more deferential to migrant youth than was the case yesterday, in Charlotte, when it appears that they arrested people indiscriminately. This civil disobedience, of course, took place on the same day that the Democratic National Convention was announced to be a year away by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the DNC, and other local officials from Charlotte.

I'll leave you with Domenic Powell who speaks the truth with an unfettered tongue: