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Home Action Action History 2004 Immigrant Workers Speak Out!
Immigrant Workers Speak Out! PDF Print E-mail

Friday, August 27, 2004, 4:00-10:00 PM

St. Mark Church 131 E. 10th St., New York City

(cross street is 2nd Avenue)

SOA Watch understands 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/WHINSEC, we must continue to work for a world that is free of unnecessary suffering and violence. And we must ally ourselves with the victims of military violence and their families in our effort to create a better and more peaceful world. We at SOA Watch strive to network with our brothers and sisters from Latin America who come to the U.S. as refugees, as victims of military and paramilitary violence, or for reasons of economic injustice.

Many immigrants that come to the United States from Latin America are victims of SOA graduates who carry out violence against civilian populations in their own countries. Right now in Colombia, paramilitary groups are terrorizing villages, which causes internal displacement and migration. But this is hardly a new phenomenon. In the 1980s, during the civil wars in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, military and paramilitary groups uprooted people from their homes, and many fled to the United States.

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

For more information, visit the National Immigrant Solidarity Network


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