Tag Archives: Comite Popular

Coverage of AKIN March

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Photo Credit: Ralph Hutchison

On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court released its ruling on US v. Texas, a 4-4 split decision that results in a continued injunction against DAPA and expanded DACA.  (To read AKIN’s official statement on the ruling, click here.)

In response, members and allies of the Comité Popular and AKIN marched in downtown Knoxville to express our disappointment over this outcome.

You can see a photo slideshow and read coverage of yesterday’s march from the Knox News Sentinel, including the following quote from longtime AKIN ally Angel Ibarra: Continue reading Coverage of AKIN March

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AKIN Deplores SCOTUS Decision in US v Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June 23, 2016

Tie in Supreme Court Means Immigration Program Still Blocked for Now

AKIN Deplores Decision and Will Join Events Tonight at 6 and 8

Knoxville, TN – This morning, Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors (AKIN) greeted with severe disappointment a tied decision in the U.S. Supreme Court that will leave in place an injunction presently blocking President Obama’s 2014 administrative program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and its companion program of expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (expanded DACA).  Tonight AKIN members and allies will join events called by local immigrants’ rights group, the Comité Popular, at 6 pm at the Birdhouse and 8pm in Krutch Park Extension to condemn this decision and pledge on-going commitment to making our community, state and nation a welcoming place for immigrants and refugees.

Continue reading AKIN Deplores SCOTUS Decision in US v Texas

March to Support DACA and DAPA

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Photo Credit: Ralph Hutchison

Join us on Tuesday, May 19 from 7-8:30 pm for a sidewalk march, rally, and vigil to support #DAPA and #DACA.

The Comité Popular de Knoxville invites you to join immigrant community organizations around the state and around the country to send a clear message:

We must implement DAPA and the DACA expansion!

These programs will allow immigrant families to stay united and they will help our economy grow.

Continue reading March to Support DACA and DAPA