Migrant Justice

The Trump Administration is planning a nationwide immigration enforcement action this weekend. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids will target migrant families in 10 major cities, raising concerns among immigrant-rights advocates across our region.

Customs and Border Protection checkpoint in Vermont on May 4, 2019
Migrant Justice

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents set up a vehicle stop in the Lake Champlain Islands over the weekend.  The checkpoint, just over 25 miles from the Canadian border as the crow flies, was the first to be conducted in a decade in Vermont, is prompting criticism from civil liberties advocates.

A lawsuit filed by an immigrant rights group says the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles continues to forward information about immigrant farm workers to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Milk with Dignity March May Day 2107 to Ben & Jerry's in Burlington
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Ben & Jerry's and the group Migrant Justice say an agreement that the ice cream company signed last year to improve pay and working conditions of laborers on farms that provide the company milk has been a success.

Advocates are asking Vermont lawmakers to postpone implementing a revised policing policy that they say could make immigrants less likely to seek police in emergencies.

Vermont immigrant advocates say they're concerned a pending change to a state policy on how police work with immigrants could make it less likely immigrants will seek out police in emergencies. But Republican Governor Phil Scott said Thursday he doesn't believe the state is in danger of losing funding.

May Day protesters gather at federal building in Burlington
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Marchers in Burlington demonstrated against the White House’s immigration policies during a May Day March for Dignity yesterday.  The protesters gathered at the Federal Building.

Protesters in front of Ben & Jerry's scoop shop in Burlington
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A coalition of groups came together on May Day in Burlington to demand that ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s implement an agreement guaranteeing dairy farm workers’ rights.

Not One More Deportation/National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Advocates, workers, and faith leaders from across New England have gathered today in Boston to rally against the rising number of deportations across the country.

Migrant Justice

A Vermont group fighting for the rights of immigrant farm workers who are in the country illegally is declaring victory in its most high-profile individual case.