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El Grupo de 100 Mujeres 100 Milles Sigue su Peregrinar en el Pais

Houston.- El grupo conocido como 100 Mujeres 100 Millas que se formó con la visita del papa Francisco a Estados Unidos, sigue su peregrinaje en diferentes partes del país en busca de igualdad para la comunidad inmigrante.

María Lira una de las integrantes y quien participó en la caminata de 100 millas para encontrarse con el papa Francisco en Washington en septiembre pasado, dijo que las actividades han continuado el día 11 de cada mes, en diferentes ciudades del país.

Democrats and children ask to close U.S. family detention centers

Washington, Dec 10 (EFE).- Democrat members of Congress led by the Congressional Women's Working Group on Immigration Reform, and children from across United States asked the government Wednesday to shut down centers in the country where undocumented illegal immigrants and their families are detained.

"While some changes have been made to improve conditions at these centers and reduce the length of detention, the fact is they remain jail-like settings," said California Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard.

Congresistas y niños piden acabar con centros de detención familiar en EEUU

Washington, 9 dic (EFE).- Congresistas demócratas y niños de toda la geografía estadounidense pidieron hoy el cierre de los centros de detención familiar en Estados Unidos, instalaciones abiertas por el Gobierno federal donde se retienen a las familias indocumentadas que entran de manera ilegal en el país.

Liderado por el Grupo de Trabajo de Congresistas Mujeres para la Reforma Migratoria, las legisladoras hicieron un nuevo llamamiento para lograr el cierre de esas instalaciones.

Congresistas y niños piden fin a detención de familias por razones migratorias

Media docena de congresistas demócratas y un grupo de familias con niños pequeños pidieron el miércoles al gobierno federal terminar la detención de familias que llegaron a la frontera estadounidense sin documentación.

Como parte de la campaña "Un deseo para las fiestas"adelantada por We Belong Together, varios niños mostraron las cartas navideñas que escribieron a menores actualmente detenidos por las autoridades migratorias.

Children Send Christmas Wishes To Kids In Immigrant Detention

Over the past four years, children have penned thousands of letters over the holidays to President Barack Obama and members of Congress urging them to take up immigration reform.

This year, the letter-writing campaign organized by the advocacy group We Belong Together is doing something different. The children are sending holiday wishes to other children: those in immigrant detention facilities with their families.

We Belong Together and Congressional Women Leaders Call For End to Family Detention as their Holiday Wish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2015

Contact: 

Marzena Zukowska
marzena@domesticworkers.org
708.990.0389

(Washington, DC) – Today, We Belong Together and children impacted by our broken immigration system joined leaders of Congress in calling for an end to family detention at a press conference on Capitol Hill. The press conference was led by Rep.

We Belong Together Walks in Solidarity with Our Muslim Sisters, Syrian Refugees and Denounces Hate in all Forms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2015

Contact: 

Marzena Zukowska
marzena@domesticworkers.org
708.990.0389

Washington, DC – On December 11th, members of We Belong Together, a campaign led by immigrant women who are community leaders, workers, mothers, and survivors, will be walking in solidarity with groups across the country to denounce anti-immigrant discrimination, and attacks on Muslims and refugees.

We Belong Together Urges Presidential Candidates to Engage in Meaningful Discussion about Immigration Policy That Recognizes the Contributions and Needs of Immigrant Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2015

Contact: 

B. Loewe, 773.791.4668
bloewe@onpoint.pro

Washington, DC – Yesterday, an important discussion about meaningful and humane immigration policies was introduced into the 2016 presidential campaign. We Belong Together applauds the prioritization of immigration policies that uplift the needs of women into the national discussion.

Take Action for Syrian Refugees

Last week the US House of Representatives passed HR 4038 a bill to bar Syrian and Iraqi refugees fleering life-threatening violence from seeking refuge in the United States.

Women together stand with Syrian refugees fleeing dangerous conflicts to seek safety and protection. We must not turn our backs on the women, children, and families fleeing unspeakable violence and terror. We cannot stand idly by while Congress tries to block the resettlement of women, children, and families in desperate need of safety.

We Belong Together Calls on United States to Continue to Act as Global Leader and Provide Safety and Protection to Syrian Refugees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2015

Contact: 

B. Loewe, 773.791.4668
bloewe@onpoint.pro

Washington, DC – We Belong Together is saddened by the recent tragedies in Beirut, Paris and those around the world devastated by senseless violence and tragedy. Our campaign, fighting to bring dignity and justice to women and migrants leading our country, stands in solidarity with refugees who flee dangerous conflicts to seek safety and protection.

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