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Brandywine Immigrant Detention Center

Monday, August 17, 2009


From the AP: “The Pendleton County Commission is holding a public meeting this month on a company’s proposal to build a detention center for nonviolent illegal immigrants.” The center would likely house immigrants arrested in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area.

NYT picks up Martinez story

Thursday, June 25, 2009


New York Times reporter Ginger Thompson wrote a story for The Caucus blog about Maria Martinez, the HHS grad being deported to El Salvador this summer. There wasn’t much additional info regarding Maria’s status outside of what was included in the DNR stories, but the commenters at the DNRonline ended up being part of the […]

HHS grad to be deported

Saturday, June 13, 2009


There’s a story in today’s DNR about Maria Martinez; a 19 year-old who graduates from HHS today, only to be deported to El Salvador later this summer for living in the U.S. without authorization.

Harrisonburg protesters head to Farmville

Saturday, March 7, 2009


About two dozen Harrisonburg residents gathered in the parking lot near Klines in preparation to caravan to Farmville, Virginia to protest the approval of a new immigrant detention center there. The People United wants the Farmville town council to rescind their decision to allow Immigration Centers of America (ICA) to build a new facility there.

Got Spanish? Or Urdu? Or…

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


The Harrisonburg City Public Schools system is looking for people to serve as volunteer interpreters on Parent-Teacher Conference Days. This job consists in oral interpretation for teachers and parents in an informal meeting. Interpreters can choose to help any City School (Elementary, Middle and High). If you know of students (or others, I presume) who […]

deportation profiteering?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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Local activist Patrick Lincoln was quoted in a Facing South story about companies that profit from deficiencies in the U.S. immigration/deportation system: Private companies like ICA profit from inefficiency in the immigrant detention system. A recent article by the Washington Post documents immigrants languishing in ICE custody for months even after signing a voluntary deportation […]

Seeing (more) Green at the International Festival, and more!

Monday, September 15, 2008


The 11th Annual Harrisonburg International Festival will take place Saturday September 27 at Hillandale Park and this year its seeing lots more Green. “The Green Village” is one of the newest additions to the festival. It will be found near the Art Activities for Everyone area and across from the Main Stage and foods from around the world. The Green Village will feature a variety […]

How “pro-business” are our legislators?

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Virginia Foundation for Research and Economic Education (FREE), a business interest association in Richmond, recently released their report card for all legislators in the state. According to the “powerful business coalition,” Del. Matt Lohr scored a 63 in cumulative business rating, a 56 rating for this year’s session, and an 87% on the 2008 Voter […]

Immigration Commission hears from Harrisonburg

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Governor Kaine’s Commission on Immigration held a public hearing at the Festival building at JMU earlier this evening.

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