A View from the Base

Bustelo, Joaquín

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/09/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20078

In Atlanta there was a very serious discussion both in meetings and on the Spanish-language talk radio station beginning a week ago over whether we should continue to call on the Senators to vote yes. And at least for the Senate, we stuck with calling for a yes vote.



The community is desperate for legalization, even one bought at a very high price. To understand why, look at the daily list of roadblocks and similar police activity, aimed mainly at catching undocumented people driving without licenses, either to feed the ICE deportation machine or simply to fleece them with fines (which the police departments keep). This is from "pase la voz," an advertiser-supported text alert service to warn people about the roadblocks that has hundreds of thousands of subscribers throughout the Southeast. The original post contained real-time warnings of about 20 police roadblocks that day.
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