Tuesday, September 29, 2015

saveRGVfromLNG to Meet at Galeria 409 Thursday, Oct 1 @6:00 PM

CORRECTION:  saveRGVfromLNG Brownsville Team will be meeting THIS THURSDAY Oct 1Oct 1, 6 pm, at the Galeria 409 Art Gallery, 409 E 13th Street, DowntownBrownsville.  The event Facebook Page is at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/173145206354530/

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  1. is this meeting for members only? how come they don't hold meetings in the barrios and educate the poor people? They're the ones that are going to decide because of jobs.

  2. In Mexicali, Mexico, temperatures can reach 125 degrees as heat envelops an arid desert. Without a body of water nearby to moderate the climate, the heavy sun is relentless — and deadly. During the summer of 1955, this is where hundreds of thousands of Mexicans were “dumped” after being discovered as migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Unloaded from buses and trucks carrying several times their capacity, the deportees stumbled into the Mexicali streets with few possessions and no way of getting home.

    This was strategic: the more obscure the destination within the Mexican interior, the less opportunities they would have to return to America. But the tactic also proved to be dangerous, as the migrants were left without resources to survive. After one such round-up and transfer in July, 88 people died from heat stroke. At another drop-off point in Nuevo Laredo, the migrants were “brought like cows” into the desert.

    Among the over 25 percent who were transported by boat from Port Isabel, Texas, to the Mexican Gulf Coast, many shared cramped quarters in vessels resembling an “eighteenth century slave ship” and “penal hell ship.”

    These deportation procedures, detailed by historian Mae M. Ngai, were not anomalies. They were the essential framework of Operation Wetback - a concerted immigration law enforcement effort implemented by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 - and the deportation model that Donald Trump says he intends to follow.

  3. A Gathering of stuck in the 60's hippie idiots . Protesting against jobs.