Updates

We Will Not Be Fooled: Racism and White Supremacy Must Never Be Pardoned

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August 23, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, 786.317.3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

Phoenix Sends Clear Message After Trump’s Speech: The Fight Against Racism and White Supremacy Isn’t Over

Phoenix, AZ -- Tonight, thousands rallied in support of immigrants to loudly denounce Trump’s attempts to pardon White supremacy. Even though he dedicated a significant portion of his speech to repeating his comments about Charlottesville, once again he equated white supremacists with the communities of color who are constantly forced to defend themselves from their hate crimes. And, even though former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal conviction still stands, Trump wasted no time in using his speech to sow divisions that cause violence and hate against immigrants and all communities of color.

Immigrant Women Declare “No Pardon for White Supremacy” Ahead of Trump’s Visit to Phoenix

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August 22, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, 786.317.3524
naalia@domesticworkers.org

Phoenix, AZ -- Today, thousands are expected to gather in opposition to President Trump’s visit to Phoenix, where he is likely to pardon former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently convicted for disobeying a judge’s order to stop detaining immigrants amidst allegations of racial profiling and other human rights violations against Arizona’s communities of color. Trump’s speech comes barely a week after he failed to clearly condemn the actions of white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA.

Ousting Steve Bannon on the Heels of Charlottesville Does Not Absolve Trump’s Administration of White Supremacy

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August 18, 2017

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

Washington, DC -- Today, Steve Bannon, a well-known white nationalist and head of Breitbart, was forced out of his post as President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. The announcement comes on the heels of a public outcry in response to Trump’s intolerable remarks about the racist terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, and rumors of a presidential pardon for notorious former Sheriff in Arizona, Joe Arpaio.

Below is a statement from the National Domestic Workers Alliance and We Belong Together:

We Belong Together Decries RAISE Act, the Newest Tool in Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

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August 2, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, 786.317.3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

Washington, DC -- Today, Donald Trump announced his backing of Senate legislation, the RAISE Act, that, among other things, slashes avenues for families to reunify through our immigration process - a foundational element of our country’s immigration system.

An Agenda Fueled by Racism

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June 30, 2017

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

The Message to Immigrant and Muslim Families Is Loud and Clear: Our Country’s Immigration Policies are Driven by Hate

Washington, D.C. - This week, millions of families in the US sustained continued and on-going attacks by the Trump Administration and Congress. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved two anti-immigrant bills (H.R. 3003 and ​H.R. 3004) that dramatically change immigration law to further criminalize immigrants and punish local governments that have limited their role in federal immigration enforcement.

Congress Set to Vote on Anti-Immigrant Bills Aimed to Effectuate Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda

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June 28, 2017

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

We Belong Together Condemns Congressional Attacks on Immigrants and Urges House Members to Vote Against Bills that Tear American Communities Apart

Washington, D.C. - Starting today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to debate two anti-immigrant bills, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (HR 3003) and Kate’s Law (HR 3004), both of which are scheduled for votes in the House by the end of the week.

Among other things, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act would punish local jurisdictions that have limited their role in federal immigration enforcement and Kate’s Law expands the scope and penalties associated with “illegal reentry.”

ICE deports Colorado mother of three to Mexico

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June 24, 2017

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

The American Friends Service Committee and We Belong Together will continue to stand with Cristina and her family, while denouncing ICE’s growing “silent raids”

Denver, CO (July 24, 2017) – On Wednesday, June 22, community members were enraged and saddened when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained Cristina, Colorado mother and community member, when she attended her routine check-in. Cristina is one more of the victims of ICE’s “silent raids,” as the agency is targeting immigrants during their check-ins with ICE field offices, or during any opportunity they have to detain undocumented immigrants,even those who are survivors of violence and abuse.

Immigrant women and mothers stand against Police Brutality and for Black Lives

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June 19, 2017

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

Demand justice for Philando Castile and Charleena Lyles

Washington, D.C. - This weekend, Black families throughout the country cried out injustice for Philando Castile and mourned the death of yet another Black woman, Charleena Lyles. On Friday, the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in the state of Minnesota, was found not guilty by a majority-white jury. And on Sunday, Charleena Lyles, a Black mother of four who was pregnant, was shot to death in front of her children in Seattle, Washington.

The following is a statement from the We Belong Together campaign:

Trump Administration Shows Complete Disregard for Immigrant Families in Advance of Father’s Day

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June 17, 2017

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

Washington, D.C. - Late last night, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced he will revoke Obama’s executive action to protect millions of undocumented parents known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). The announcement came together with the decision to maintain protections for undocumented youth under the original Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for the time being.

The following is a statement from Sameera Hafiz, Advocacy Director for We Belong Together:

Trump’s Budget Hurts Immigrant Women and Families

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May 23, 2017

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

Washington, DC – Today the Trump Administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which sets forth the Administration’s ideas on how federal money should be spent.

The following is a statement from Sameera Hafiz, Advocacy Director for We Belong Together:

“This budget shamelessly lines the pockets of America’s wealthiest through tax cuts while slashing federal spending on programs that provide essential healthcare, nutrition and other services to millions of families and communities.

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