Delegation to Tijuana

We Belong Together, Tijuana, Mexico 2012

In September, We Belong Together traveled to Tijuana, Mexico to meet with women who have been deported from the United States and have been separated from their families on both sides of the border. Their testimonies are compelling evidence of the humanitarian crisis that has been created by U.S. immigration policies. They are also powerful illustrations of the bravery of migrant women who risk everything to provide a better future for their children, families and communities.

No Papers, No Fear Ride for Justice

NDWA Women Join the No Papers, No Fear Ride for Justice

On Sunday, July 29, a historic journey began. In Phoenix, Arizona, undocumented immigrants launched the “No Papers, No Fear Ride for Justice” and embarked on a cross-country ride. Riders are undocumented mothers, fathers, students, workers and leaders. Anti-immigrant policies attempt to push them into the shadows, but the bus riders are demonstrating that the only way for immigrant communities to be free is to come out, come together, and tell their stories.

Virtual Delegation to Tennessee

On May 3rd, 2012, We Belong Together organized a “virtual” Women’s Human Rights Delegation to Knoxville, Tennessee, where we heard from immigrant women and allies who are organizing against federal anti-immigrant policies in their county. We came together to learn about the impacts of these policies on women’s lives. We celebrated our common humanity, and commited to immigrant justice through the sharing of stories.

Women's Human Rights Delegation to Alabama

In June 2011, a new immigration enforcement law went into effect in the state of Alabama. HB 56 is the harshest copycat version of Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 in the United States. In response to this law, seventeen women leaders from various women, children advocacy, worker rights, immigrant rights, and human rights organizations around the country formed the We Belong Together initiative to Birmingham to bear witness to the impact of these laws on women and children. The delegation heard powerful and moving testimonies from women who have been affected by this draconian law.

A Wish for All Families

A Wish for All Families is an ongoing campaign to collect thousands of letters and drawings from children and youth around the country, all expressing one unified wish: an end to detentions and deportations so that all of our families and communities can stay together.

Delegation to Arizona

Mothers and children share their stories about Arizona's SB1070

In May of 2010, a group of prominent women traveled to Arizona to investigate the effects of immigration enforcement, including Arizona's SB 1070 law and the federal "Secure Communities" program, on women, children and families.