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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.

Mujeres y madres inmigrantes se oponen a la brutalidad policial y dicen “las vidas negras importan”

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June 19, 2017

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

Exigen justicia para Philando Castile y Charleena Lyles

Washington, DC - Este fin de semana, las familias negras de todo el país lloraron la injusticia en contra de Philando Castilla y lamentaron la muerte de otra mujer negra, Charleena Lyles. El viernes, el oficial de policía que disparó y mató a Philando Castile en el estado de Minnesota, fue declarado inocente por un jurado en su mayoría blanco. Y el domingo, Charleena Lyles, una madre negra de cuatro hijos que estaba embarazada, fue asesinada a tiros delante de sus hijos en Seattle, Washington.

La siguiente es una declaración de la campaña Nos Mantenemos Unidas:

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:

La administración de Trump muestra desprecio por las familias inmigrantes antes del día del padre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2017

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

Washington, D.C. - El secretario del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, John Kelly, anunció que cancelará la acción ejecutiva de Obama para proteger a millones de padres indocumentados conocida como Acción Diferida para Padres de Americanos y Residentes Permanentes Legales (DAPA, por sus siglas en inglés). El anuncio estuvo acompañado de la decisión de mantener por el momento las protecciones para los jóvenes indocumentados bajo el programa original de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA).

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:

El presupuesto de Trump hiere a las mujeres y las familias inmigrantes

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May 23, 2017

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

Washington, DC - Hoy, la Administración Trump presentó su propuesta de presupuesto para el año fiscal 2018, estableciendo las ideas de la Administración sobre cómo invertir los fondos federales.

La siguiente es una declaración de Sameera Hafiz, Directora de Abogacía de We Belong Together:

"De manera desvergonzada, este presupuesto llena los bolsillos de los más ricos de América con recortes en sus impuestos, mientras que reduce el gasto federal en programas que brindan servicios esenciales de salud y nutrición, entre otros, a millones de familias y comunidades.

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.

El mensaje del Gobernador de Texas para el día de las madres: Teman por sus familias!

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May 9, 2017

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

La firma del proyecto de ley antiinmigrante SB4 aumenta el temor entre las familias tejanas a una crisis económica, mayor discriminación racial y una masiva separación de familias

Washington, D.C. - Mientras muchas familias cenaban o se alistaban para dormir el pasado domingo, el gobernador de Texas, Greg Abbott, firmó el proyecto de ley 4 del Senado, una de las peores leyes antiinmigrantes en el país desde que el gobierno de Arizona aprobara la ley SB1070 en 2010, conocida como la ley de "muéstreme sus papeles".

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.

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