Multnomah County sheriff’s office reject the new ICE program

Voz and our allies in the Portland Immigrant's Rights Coalition-PIRC have spent the last year urging the Multnomah County Sheriff's office to reject their participation in the newest version of "Secure Communities," now called the "Priority Enforcement Program" (PEP). We know that PEP is just another title for the same federal program, seeking to force local authorities to work with ICE to separate families through detention and deportation. We are very happy to announce that the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has officially and publicly written a letter announcing ...

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Reentry: Two Starkly Different Meanings

In the criminal system, the term “reentry” means very different things depending on whether you are a citizen or non-citizen.

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Join us for the 2015 Solidarity Salsa Party!

2015 Salsa in Solidarity Party Purchase Your Tickets Today Join Voz and Jobs with Justice for our 9th Annual Solidarity Salsa Party, an annual fundraiser aimed at raising funds for the day labor and workers’ rights movement in the Portland Metro Area. The event will include a night of salsa dancing (instruction included), music, food and drinks! Tickets  are $20 and can be purchased below. Funds will go to support the general operating suppor of Voz and Jobs with Justice! Event Details again are: Voz and Jobs with Justice Solidarity Salsa Party When: ...

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Nov 7, 2014 – Aguirre released

For immediate release: Nov 7, 2014 Community labor leader Francisco Aguirre RELEASED! Community celebrates with relief and resolves to continue to work for freedom and justice for all undocumented people and their families Photo and video embedded below. UPDATE, 8:07 am, Saturday Nov 8: Aguirre was released from Multnomah County Justice Center at approximate 10:04 pm Friday, Nov 7, 2014, to his wife and a crowd of approximately 20 supporters who had been patiently waiting outside the jail since 8:00 pm that evening. He is back in sanctuary at Augustana Lutheran ...

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Donate to help besieged Voz Activist Francisco Aguirre

On the morning of September 19, 2014 ICE agents arrived at Francisco's home in Fairview, OR, to attemp to detain and deport him. He must remain in sanctuary at Augustana Lutheran Church. As a result, he is unable to work and his family needs our financial support to pay legal fees and daily expenses. Donate Here

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ICE Agents Attempt to Arrest VOZ Activist (Spanish)

Voz Activist Francisco Aguirre: "This is where I belong"

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Join us for the 2014 Salsa And Solidarity party!

  Join Voz and Jobs with Justice for our 8th Annual Solidarity Salsa Party, an annual fundraiser aimed at raising funds for the day labor and workers’ rights movement in the Portland Metro Area. The event will include a night of salsa dancing (instruction included), music, food and drinks! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here-> Funds will go to support the general operating suppor of Voz and Jobs with Justice! Event Details again are: Voz and Jobs with Justice Solidarity Salsa Party When: Saturday, Sept 27th Time: 7 pm 11:30 pm (doors open at ...

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May Day March and Rally

INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY RALLY AND MARCH FOR PEOPLE OVER PROFIT. What: May Day Rally and March When: May 1, 2014: Gather at 2:00.. Rally at 3:00.. March at 4:00 Where: SW Park Blocks at SW Salmon St. and SW Park Ave. PORTLAND, OREGON April 22,2014 - As we approach International Workers Day in 2014, we find ourselves facing unprecedented cuts to public services including education, street and park maintenance, social services, unemployment insurance and much more. As a result we are seeing a rapid increase in symptoms of poverty including ...

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Voz and ACT Network Victorious in New ICE Holds Ruling

On April 16, 2014, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton joined other sheriffs from Clackamas and Washington countries by announcing that they would no longer comply with the Immigration and Customs Enforcements...

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April 5: National Day of Action Against Deportations!

Voz is joining the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and other organizations across the country as we say: Two Million Too Many! #Not1More! Stop the Deportations! What:Community Teach-in Against Deportations When:Saturday, April 5th at 1:00pm Where:St. Peter's Catholic Church, 8623 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97266 Here's the link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/743102365713619/ Hear testimonies of experiences with the deportation system. Learn about ICE holds, private prisons, local struggles to stop individual deportations; ...

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