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Immigrants Rising! PDF Print E-mail

The SOA and Immigration

SOA Watch supports the struggle for Immigrant Rights. We understand that many immigrants to the United States are victims of U.S.-sponsored military training and atrocities in Latin America. In our fight to close the SOA, we continue to work towards a world that is free of suffering and violence. We recognize the SOA as being a part of the same racist system of violence and domination. We ally ourselves with those most affected by SOA violence and their families in our effort to create a better world.

Many immigrants that come to the United States from Latin America are victims of SOA/WHINSEC graduates who carry out violence against civilian populations in their own countries. Right now in Colombia, paramilitary groups are terrorizing villages, which causes displacement and migration. But this is hardly a new phenomenon. In the 1980s, during the civil wars in Central America, military and paramilitary groups uprooted people from their homes, and many fled to the United States. From SB1070 in Arizona to HB87 in Georgia, SOA Watch denounces the racist and oppressive immigration laws that criminalize immigrants to this country.

We urge all people to become more educated about the life stories and experiences of recent immigrants and to support human and civil rights!


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SOA Watch
733 Euclid Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

phone: 202-234-3440
email: info@soaw.org