Updates

Trump Administration Turns Its Back on the Haitian Community

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November 20, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, natalia@domesticworkers.org

Women Condemn Trump’s Termination of TPS for Haiti, Call on Congress to Act Immediately to Protect Families with TPS

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Washington, D.C. - The Trump Administration announced plans this evening to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti effective July 22, 2019, putting 50,000 Haitians and their families at risk of deportation.

The following is a statement from We Belong Together, a women-led campaign for immigration policies that keep families together:

Kids and youth to write holiday letters urging Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act

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November 13, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, natalia@domesticworkers.org

We Belong Together launches “Dream for the Holidays” lifting the voices of hundreds of thousands of children whose parents have DACA or TPS

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Washington, D.C. - We Belong Together, a women-led campaign for immigration policies that keep families together, has launched its 6th annual “Dream for the Holidays” campaign inviting children and youth nationwide to write letters urging Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act and to protect 430,000 immigrant families threatened by the elimination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Take action to save TPS

The Trump administration is trying to get rid of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a federal program that protects over 430,000 immigrants from 13 different countries devastated by war or natural disasters. Just yesterday the Administration terminated the program for 2,500 Nicaraguans who will be forced to leave their homes and communities soon.

Colorado mother returns to Sanctuary after Governor denies pardon

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October 17, 2017

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Jennifer Piper, jpiper@afsc.org
Natalia Jaramillo, natalia@domesticworkers.org

Ingrid Encalada Latorre, scheduled for deportation today, decides to sacrifice freedom rather than break apart her family

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DENVER, CO - On Tuesday October 17, Ingrid Encalada Latorre – a mother of two who spent five months in sanctuary at the Denver Quaker Meeting – returned to sanctuary to avoid her deportation.

Immigrant Women Remind Trump: Families Should Be Our Priority

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October 9, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, natalia@domesticworkers.org

Immigrant women respond to the anti-family, anti-immigrant agenda released yesterday by the Trump Administration

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Washington, D.C. - Over the weekend, the Trump Administration released its “Immigration Principles and Policies”. As expected from an Administration that has consistently attacked immigrant communities since before the elections, the document is nothing more than a set of guidelines to legitimize white supremacy and further the persecution of immigrants in our country.

Trump Administration and Senate Republicans Continue Attacks on Immigrant Children, Youth and Women

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September 26, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, (786) 317-3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

In the past few days, while Trump scapegoated NFL players, his Administration and Senate Republicans expanded the travel ban against Muslims, immigrants & refugees, and created a new distraction to keep Congress from passing a clean Dream Act

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Washington, DC -- We Belong Together, a campaign for humane immigration policies that protect the freedom of women and families to live in safety, is outraged at Trump’s new version of a travel ban for immigrants and refugees from several Muslim-majority countries plus Venezuela and North Korea. The campaign also opposes the “Succeed Act”, a new effort led by Senate Republicans to distract from a clean DREAM Act.

Immigrant Mothers to Congress: No Deal That Uses Young Immigrants Against Their Own Families and Communities

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September 14, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, (786) 317-3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

Rio Grande Valley, Texas - After today’s announcement of a potential immigration deal between Democratic leaders, Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, and President Trump, immigrant women and families throughout the country are voicing their rejection of any legislation that would pit immigrant youth and the DREAM Act against border communities and millions of undocumented families.

Immigrant Women to ICE: Show Us Your Papers

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September 13, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, (786) 317-3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

Immigrant Women and Advocates Deliver FOIA Requests to all ICE Field Offices to Expose ICE’s Impunity and Lack of Transparency

Washington, D.C. - This week immigrant women joined community groups in Boston, New York, Denver, San Francisco, and other cities to file and deliver Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). With rumors circulating of massive raids planned by the agency, the FOIA requests demand details about the planning and execution of enforcement activities as well as the procedures for targeting and capturing individuals.

#MomsResist: Women Nationwide Fast to Defend Immigrant Youth and Families

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September 7, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, natalia@domesticworkers.org, (786) 317-3524
Marzena Zukowska, marzena@domesticworkers.org, (708) 990-0389

Ai-jen Poo and Alicia Garza among women around the country who are fasting in solidarity with 20 immigrant youth and mothers of DACA recipients fasting in front of Congress to demand a solution for Immigrant Youth after DACA

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Washington, D.C. - This week, mothers of DACA recipients and women throughout the country, including national movement leaders Ai-Jen Poo and Alicia Garza, are joining a national fast from September 5 to 8 in response to Trump’s announcement earlier this week, terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which throws into chaos the lives of 800,000 immigrant youth and their families.

Immigrant Moms Respond to DACA Announcement: We Will Protect Our Children and Our Families

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September 5, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, 786.317.3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

Immigrant Women and Mothers Condemn Trump’s Racist Attack on Immigrant Youth and Announce National Fast to Protect Them and Their Families

Washington, D.C. - In the latest cruel attack on immigrant communities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today the decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since its inception in 2012, DACA has allowed close to 1 million young people to support their families and contribute their talents to the country. The decision to end DACA is Trump's latest nod to the hateful racist agenda on which he campaigned.

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