Deportation

Today MMPTV takes you on the scene to a powerful demonstration in support of immigrants rights led by the Dream Activists of Pennsylvania outside the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

In this MMPTV update we discuss the recent demonstration led by the Dream Activists of Pennsylvania.  The protest focused on the release of Miguel Orellana, a 25-year old Dream Act eligible student who has been held in York County Prison for over 7 months.

Yesterday afternoon, Fernanda and Cesar Marroquin, leaders of DreamActivist PA, were arrested at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, in a courageous stance against the unjust immigration policy enacted there and to demand full human rights for the people of Alabama and beyond.

“I entered the United States as an infant, made my mistakes as a juvenile and was punished for those mistakes as a young adult. And as I now embrace life as a reformed, working civilian and father, the actions of my past still haunt me with what my fate might be.”

MMPTV tells the untold stories of those uniting across struggles to build a movement to end poverty.

The following was written by the partner of one of the many Cambodian Refugees who was detained last Fall when the US government made an agreement with Cambodia to begin deporting refugees back to a country many of them don't even know.

On Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 17th, join us to honor MLK and all the families that make up our city and our movement.

Many in the Cambodian-American community are facing a holiday season without their brothers, sons, friends and fathers.

On August 12th, Philadelphians gathered to protest the detention and deportation of Ly Hov Khol, a refugee of the Khmer Rouge Regime and an active member of Philadelphia's Cambodian-American community.

On August 12th, 2010 friends, family, neighbors and many others gathered to protest the detention and deportation of Hov Ly Kol, an active and valuable member of Philadelphia's Cambodian-American community.

The Unified Taxi Workers Alliance organized a prayer vigil on Wednesday, July 7th to support the drivers and families who were victimized in a recent raid by the Philadelphia Parking Authority and Immigration Customs Enforcement Authorities.

Two weeks ago Philadelphia Parking Authority sent notices to approximately 100 taxi drivers, claiming that the drivers were owed money from past credit card transactions and should report to the PPA office on Wednesday, June 30th to receive their unclaimed check.

PA State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe just introduced an "Arizona-style" immigration bill that would make it a state crime to be undocumented and dramatically expand the ability of state and local authorities to enforce immigration laws.  

“It is important for the world to know that although I did break the law many years ago, I am not getting deported because of that, I am getting deported because of unjust laws, just like the ones before, which no longer exist and I know one day this same law that just destroyed my