Press Releases

For press inquiries, please contact:

Marzena Zukowska, Earned Media Strategist
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
c: 708.990.0389

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2017

Contact: 

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

Contact: 

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.

NOTICIAS DE ÚLTIMA HORA: Jeanette Vizguerra, madre indocumentada, escoge resistencia al ICE y entra en Santuario en Iglesia en Denver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2017

Contact: 

Jennifer Piper, jpiper@afsc.org,
720-301-1858
Marzena Zukowska, marzena@domesticworkers.org,
872-216-3684
Julie Gonzales, julie@themeyerlawoffice.com,
702-891-2712

DC se reúne en solidaridad a las 4:30 pm en frente de la sede de ICE (detalles abajo)

Centennial, CO – Hace poco, Jeanette Vizguerra, una madre de cuatro hijos y líder de los movimientos de inmigrantes y trabajadores, emprendió un acto de resistencia al ingresar al santuario en la Primera Sociedad Unitaria de Denver que se compromete a reconocer y proteger su libertad. Ella estaba programada para reunirse con la Agencia de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE por sus siglas en inglés) por primera vez después de que se venció su protección temporal y ante la incertidumbre de la deportación.

BREAKING: Jeanette Vizguerra, Undocumented Mother, Chooses Resistance to ICE and Enters Sanctuary in Denver Church

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2017

Contact: 

Jennifer Piper, jpiper@afsc.org,
720-301-1858
Marzena Zukowska, marzena@domesticworkers.org,
872-216-3684
Julie Gonzales, julie@themeyerlawoffice.com,
702-891-2712

DC to Rally in Solidarity at 4:30pm in Front of ICE Headquarters (Details Below)

Centennial, CO – Moments ago, Jeanette Vizguerra, a mother of four and a longtime leader in the immigrant and labor movements, undertook an act of resistance by entering sanctuary in the First Unitarian Society of Denver, which is committed to recognizing and protecting her freedom. She was scheduled to meet with Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) for the first time after her stay of removal expired, facing the uncertainty of deportation.

100+ Women Procession from the Supreme Court to the White House to Stop Separation of Immigrant Families and Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2016

Contact: 

Marzena Zukowska
E: marzena@domesticworkers.org
M: 872.216.3684

Roxana Bendezú
E: roxana@domesticworkers.org
M: 202.826.3547

Immigrant Women From Around the Country Join Together to Invoke Pope Francis’ Message of Welcoming the Stranger

MEDIA ADVISORY for Friday, September 16, 2016


What: Procession of 100+ immigrant women and supporters from Supreme Court to White House to mark anniversary of the #100Women100Miles Pilgrimage.

When: Friday, September 16, 2016 from 4:30 - 7:30pm EST.

4:30pm - Press Conference on Supreme Court steps.
5:00pm - Procession from Supreme Court to White House, along National Mall.
6:45pm - Candlelight Vigil at the White House (Lafayette Park).

Statement on DHS Review of For-Profit Immigrant Detention Centers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2016

Contact: 

Roxana Bendezú
e: roxana@domesticworkers.org
c: 202.826.3547 | @RoxanaBendezu

Following the Department of Justice’s announcement earlier this month that they will begin to cut ties with private prison corporations, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced today that they will be reviewing the use of for-profit immigrant detention centers.

Statement from Andrea Cristina Mercado, Co-Chair of the We Belong Together Campaign and We Won’t Wait Spokesperson:

We Belong Together Welcomes DOJ Announcement to End Contracts with Private Prisons, Calls on DHS to Follow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2016

Contact: 

Roxana Bendezu, 202.826.3547
roxana@domesticworkers.org

Washington, DC -- Today the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced plans to phase out contracts between the Federal Bureau of Prisons and private prison corporations. This welcome news will affect 13 federal prisons operated by private companies (GEO Group, Corrections Corporation of America and Management and Training Corporation) and comes in response to investigations and tireless organizing exposing widespread abuse and multiple deaths in these facilities.

Nos Mantenemos Unidas Aplaude la Acción tomada por el Departamento de Justicia para pedir una nueva audiencia en la Corte Suprema en el caso de Estados Unidos v. Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2016

Contact: 

Contacto con los medios: Roxana Bendezú
e: roxana@domesticworkers.org
c: 202.826.3547 | @RoxanaBendezu

Washington, DC -- El pasado 23 de junio, el Tribunal Supremo de Estados Unidos emitió una decisión de empate (4-4) en el caso que respecta a los programas de acción ejecutiva del Presidente Obama, diseñados para proporcionar alivio de la deportación a cerca de 5 millones de miembros de la comunidad indocumentada - Acción Diferida para Padres de Estadounidenses (DAPA, por sus siglas en inglés) y la expansión de la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA+, por sus siglas en inglés). La decisión mantiene un bloqueo contra DAPA y DACA+, evitando que sean implementadas.

We Belong Together Welcomes Filing of Petition to the Supreme Court by the Justice Department for Rehearing in United States v. Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2016

Contact: 

Roxana Bendezu
202.826.3547
roxana@domesticworkers.org

Washington, DC -- On June 23rd, the US Supreme Court issued a 4-4 tie decision on President Obama’s executive action programs designed to provide relief from deportation to close to 5 million members of the undocumented community - Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+). The decision maintains the block against DAPA and DACA+, preventing them from being implemented.  

Yesterday the Department of Justice filed a petition with the Supreme Court for rehearing in United States v. Texas.

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