Migrant Justice holds a press conference and rally to welcome home two migrant worker rights activists, Enrique “Kike” Balcazar and Zully Palacios, who were just released from costudy after detainment and arrest by U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement (ICE) officials earlier this month, and also to speak on the status of the third Migrant Justice activist also arrested and still in detention, Alex Carillo. In addition, the organization was presented with the National Education Association's César Chávez Acción y Compromiso Human and Civil Rights Award. Following the press conference and award presentation, a vigil was held outside the offices.
On Friday, March 17th Channel 17/Town Meeting TV community producer Enrique “Kike” Balcazar, producer of Nadando Contra la Corriente con Justicia Migrante, the popular Spanish language program for Vermont migrant farm workers, was one of three people detained and arrested by U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement (ICE) officials last week. Enrique’s arrested colleagues include Zully Palacios and Alex Carrillo.
Enrique Balcazar is a remarkable champion of free speech and an inspiring advocate for Vermont migrant farm workers. Channel 17/Town Meeting TV recently nominated Enrique for a national Hometown Media Award with the Alliance for Community Media for his important work as producer and host of Nadando Contra la Corriente con Justicia Migrante.
In less than 12 hours notice, hundreds of people turned out to show their support for Kike, Zully, and Alex.
Enrique Balcazar, organizador comunitario de Justicia Migrante, habla sobre Las nuevas leyes ejecutivas por el presidente Trump y habla sobre "Conoce tus Derechos." Incluye entrevista con miembro del comite de coordinacion, Victor Diaz y Emilio Martinez, trabajador de la industria lechera en Vermont.
Enrique Balcazar, community organizer of Migrant Justice, talks about the new executive laws by President Trump and talks about "Know Your Rights." It includes an interview with a member of the coordination committee, Victor Diaz, and Emilio Martinez, a dairy industry worker in Vermont.
Enrique Balcazar, organizador comunitario de Justicia Migrante, habla de noticias sobre ciudades santuarios en Vermont y "Marcha Mujer." Incluye entrevista con Emilio trabajador en la industria lechera, y Corey Mallon dara información para padres sobre inmigración.
Enrique Balcazar, community organizer at Migrant Justice, discusses relevant news about sanctuary cities in Vermont and the "Women's March." The program includes an interview with Emilio, a dairy farmworker in Vermont, and Corey Mallon who will provide information to parents regarding immigration.
Enrique Balcazar, organizador comunitario de Justicia Migrante, habla de temas relevantes de Vermont a Mexico. Incluye entrevista con un trabajador en la industria lechera, noticias sobre ciudades santuarios en Vermont, y plática sobre el gasolinazo en Mexico.
Enrique Balcazar, community organizer at Migrant Justice, discusses relevant news from Vermont to Mexico. Program includes an interview with an immigrant dairy worker in Vermont, news about sanctuary cities in the state, and a discussion about petroleum protests in Mexico.