These Women Want the Pope to Join U.S. Immigration Debate

On Feb. 16 a group of women will be gathering in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, to kick off a daylong pilgrimage to El Paso, Texas, along the border between Mexico and the United States, in honor of the Pope's visit to the area on Feb. 17.

But they want to do more than greet him. They also want to draw his attention to what they see as the humanitarian crisis of refugees from Central America in the United States.

Women’s and Workers’ Border Pilgrimage Carries Pope Francis’ Message of Dignity for Migrants to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez

February 15, 2016


Marzena Zukowska, Earned Media Strategist
E: marzena@domesticworkers.org
P: 708-990-0389

See full schedule of events on February 16th below.

Washington, DC — Today, We Belong Together along with faith and labor leaders and community organizations in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez announce a pilgrimage to celebrate Pope Francis’ February 17th visit to the U.S.-Mexico border and lift up the urgent call for compassion for all migrants and refugees. The delegation will include women from across the country who participated in the #100Women100Miles Pilgrimage to the Pope last September, as well as local participants.

Why I’m Walking to the U.S.-Mexico Border to See Pope Francis

We must continue the pope's message of compassion toward immigrants

Last September, I was one of 100 women who walked 100 miles from an immigration detention facility in York County, Penn., to Washington, D.C., inspired by Pope Francis’s message of compassion toward immigrants. This month, as Pope Francis visits the

Mujeres alistan peregrinaje a Juárez para pedir al Papa por la “dignidad” de los migrantes

La Opinión

Por Maria Peña

WASHINGTON.- La exmonja y activista mexicana, Juana Flores, estará al frente del “Peregrinaje de las Mujeres por la Justicia para los Migrantes”, en el que
las activistas caminarán desde El Paso (Texas) a Juárez, para pedir al Papa Francisco que siga
defendiendo la “dignidad” de los migrantes y refugiados.

We Belong Together statement for hearing on “The Adequacy of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children from Human Trafficking”

January 30, 2016


Marzena Zukowska

We Belong Together is outraged and saddened to learn about children released from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody to dangerous conditions where they were then subjected to human trafficking. We Belong Together prioritizes the protection of children and believes that children must live free from violence and danger in order to have peaceful and secure communities.

We Belong Together Applaud's Supreme Court Decision to Take Up Appeal of Case Blocking Immigration Executive Actions

January 19, 2016


Marzena Zukowska
708.990.0389, marzena@domesticworkers.org

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to take up the appeal of Texas v. United States, in which lower courts blocked some of President Obama’s most notable executive actions on immigration, which would allow close to 5 million members of the undocumented community to seek relief from removal.

Realizan manifestación en Houston contra redadas y deportaciones

Varias organizaciones de activistas de Houston se manifestaron el lunes en contra de la deportación de familias de inmigrantes centroamericanos que fueron anunciadas recientemente por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés), y que han provocado protestas en varias partes del país.

Organizations in Atlanta Carry Message of Compassion for Central American Refugees to the Steps of the GA State Capitol Building

January 11, 2016


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c: 708.990.0389

Immigrant Rights Groups Organize Walk to Urge President Obama to Stop the Raids on Asylum Seekers

What: Immigrant women and allies in Atlanta participate in solidarity walk asking President Obama to show compassion towards Central American asylum seekers and stop the raids on families.

When: Monday, January 11th, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:00pm.

Where: Atlanta, Georgia: 0.8 Miles route from The ICE Field Office (180 Ted Turner Drive SW, Atlanta GA) to GA State Capitol Building (206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334).

We Belong Together Outraged by Obama Administration New Year Raids on Families

January 4, 2016


Marzena Zukowska, marzena@domesticworkers.org, 708.990.0389

Washington, DC – Last month, just as families prepared to celebrate the holiday season the Obama Administration announced it would begin 2016 by targeting Central American families who escaped violence and trauma for refuge in the U.S. for raids and deportation. True to its word, early in the New Year, the Administration carried out these raids, barging into homes without warrants and seizing children as young as 4 years old.