immigration

Women Resolve to Fight Back for our Families in 2018

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December 21, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, natalia@domesticworkers.org

After Congress Votes to Deport Thousands of Immigrant Youth, Tear Communities Apart

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Washington, DC - Today, Congress voted in favor of a Continuing Resolution that funds the government for another month while postponing until next year any decision on the Dream Act or on any measure to protect 800,000 young immigrants previously covered by the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program, also known as DACA, terminated in September by the Trump administration.

Immigrant Women Declare “No Pardon for White Supremacy” Ahead of Trump’s Visit to Phoenix

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August 22, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, 786.317.3524
naalia@domesticworkers.org

Phoenix, AZ -- Today, thousands are expected to gather in opposition to President Trump’s visit to Phoenix, where he is likely to pardon former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently convicted for disobeying a judge’s order to stop detaining immigrants amidst allegations of racial profiling and other human rights violations against Arizona’s communities of color. Trump’s speech comes barely a week after he failed to clearly condemn the actions of white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA.

We Belong Together Decries RAISE Act, the Newest Tool in Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

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August 2, 2017

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Natalia Jaramillo, 786.317.3524
natalia@domesticworkers.org

Washington, DC -- Today, Donald Trump announced his backing of Senate legislation, the RAISE Act, that, among other things, slashes avenues for families to reunify through our immigration process - a foundational element of our country’s immigration system.

An Agenda Fueled by Racism

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June 30, 2017

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

The Message to Immigrant and Muslim Families Is Loud and Clear: Our Country’s Immigration Policies are Driven by Hate

Washington, D.C. - This week, millions of families in the US sustained continued and on-going attacks by the Trump Administration and Congress. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved two anti-immigrant bills (H.R. 3003 and ​H.R. 3004) that dramatically change immigration law to further criminalize immigrants and punish local governments that have limited their role in federal immigration enforcement.

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:

We Belong Together Women's Human Rights Delegation Statement

Delegates listen to testimony

Together, we are a diverse group of women leaders representing national advocacy communities. We represent faith-based, legal, human rights, worker rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, children advocate and reproductive justice organizations. We have traveled from throughout the country to come together with our sisters here in Birmingham, Alabama – the battleground of the civil rights movement – to bear witness to the impact of the harshest anti-immigrant law in the US – HB56.

Women's Human Rights Delegation to Alabama

In June 2011, a new immigration enforcement law went into effect in the state of Alabama. HB 56 is the harshest copycat version of Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 in the United States. In response to this law, seventeen women leaders from various women, children advocacy, worker rights, immigrant rights, and human rights organizations around the country formed the We Belong Together initiative to Birmingham to bear witness to the impact of these laws on women and children. The delegation heard powerful and moving testimonies from women who have been affected by this draconian law.

We Belong Together Denounces Alabama HB56

“Papers Please” Law Harms Women and their Families

On September 29th, while women leaders from around the country traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to draw attention to the harsh impact that HB87, Georgia’s “Paper’s Please” law, has on women and children, the Governor of Alabama signed its own copycat law, HB56. This draconian, anti-immigrant law is the strictest anti-immigrant law in the states and has had immediate, dangerous consequences for families living and working in Alabama.

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