Updates

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.

Another Victory for the "Sanctuary Movement": Denver Mother Granted Temporary Relief from Deportation

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May 22, 2017

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

First victories for a sanctuary movement that keeps growing

Denver, CO – On Saturday afternoon, Ingrid Encalada, a 33-year-old undocumented mother of two U.S. citizen children, left the church where she was given refuge since last November after being granted a two-month stay of deportation allowing her to remain in the country.

“I will continue to organize until our full humanity, contributions and place in this country are recognized, all 11 million of us,” says Ingrid, who was eager to be back with her kids, especially her one year old son who needs ongoing medical treatment.

Texas Gov. Abbott's Message for Mother's Day: Fear for Your Families!

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May 9, 2017

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

As Mother’s Day approaches, the signing of anti-immigrant bill SB4 is causing fear among Texan families and communities of color who could face economic crisis, increased racial profiling, and mass deportations

Washington, D.C. - In a cowardly move on Sunday evening, while many families were having dinner or putting their kids to bed, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 4 into law, one of the worst anti-immigrant laws in the country since Arizona’s “show me your papers” law in 2010. The law punishes communities that have limited their participation in immigration enforcement by forcing local law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration authorities as they operationalize Trump’s mass deportation policies.

Trump’s First 100 Days: Immigrant Women on the Frontlines of Resistance

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April 27, 2017

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Marzena Zukowska - marzena@domesticworkers.org, (872) 216-3684

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

Washington, DC -- As Trump reaches his first 100 days in office, the We Belong Together campaign released "Trump’s First 100 Days: Immigrant Women and Families on the Frontlines,” a new report that documents the administration’s impact on immigrant women of color in the United States, and their leadership in the resistance movement.

Immigrant Women and Children Decry Trump’s Latest Refugee and Muslim Ban

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March 7, 2017

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Media Contact: Jennifer Dillon
e: jennifer@domesticworkers.org
c: (773) 860-7877

Washington, DC -- We Belong Together, a campaign of women for humane immigration policies that protect the freedom of women and families to live in safety, decries Trump’s newest executive order, in which he re-writes his previously issued refugee and Muslim ban. In an attempt to avoid the legal challenges faced by his travel ban in January, this latest executive order tries to re-do what has already been found in courts to be unconstitutional and discriminatory: target refugees, who are mainly women and children fleeing violence and persecution, and without factual basis, branding individuals from six Muslim countries as national security threats. This executive order comes at the heels of announcements over the weekend that Trump is considering adopting a policy to separate Central American mothers seeking refuge in the United States from their children.

We Belong Together Denounces Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2017

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Jennifer Dillon
e: jennifer@domesticworkers.org
C: (773) 860-7877

Marzena Zukowska
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
c: (872) 216-3684 | @MarzenaZukowska

Washington, DC — We Belong Together, a campaign of women for fair immigration policies, denounces Trump’s moves today to further solidify his mass deportation agenda. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tasked with carrying out the brunt of Trump’s Executive Orders on interior immigration enforcement and border security( originally announced in January) issued memorandum and FAQs today on how these orders will be implemented.

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