Updates

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

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September 14, 2017

Contact: 

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.

Trump Once Again Disgraces the Country

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August 26, 2017

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

Washington, D.C. - Last night, President Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who was convicted for criminal contempt for disobeying a federal court judge’s order to stop the unconstitutional practice of detaining individuals based solely on suspicion about their immigration status.

The following is a statement from Sameera Hafiz, Advocacy Director for the We Belong Together, on behalf of the domestic workers and immigrant women who are part of the campaign:

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2017

Contact: 

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.

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