Updates

Unaccompanied Border Children Often Survivors of Sexual Violence and Gang Threats

Author: 
Rebecca S. Myles
Source: 
Latin Post

The White House said Friday the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras will meet with President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joseph Biden next Friday to discuss the surge of children on the U.S. border children.

Amnesty International and We Belong Together held a late afternoon rally on Thursday outside The White House to urge President Obama to protect the rights of unaccompanied children, fleeing organized crime, gang violence and insecurity.

Amnesty International USA and We Belong Together call on President Obama and Congress to protect unaccompanied children, women and families at the border

Amnesty International USA and We Belong Together call on President Obama and Congress to protect unaccompanied children, women and families at the border

Amnesty International and We Belong Together held a rally today to demand that the U.S. government take immediate steps to address the humanitarian crisis at the border and ensure that the rights of unaccompanied children who arrive in the United States are protected, in accordance with its obligations under international law.

AI presiona a Obama sobre menores que cruzan solos la frontera

Author: 
Santiago David Távara
Source: 
El Tiempo Latino

La organización de derechos humanos Amnistía Internacional (AI), el grupo We Belong Together y otras organizaciones protestaron la tarde del jueves 17 de julio frente a la Casa Blanca para exigir al presidente Barack Obama soluciones humanitarias a niños que ingresan solos por la frontera.

Protesters Fear Government Is 'Sacrificing' The Children In Rush To End Border Crisis

Author: 
Kasey Varner
Source: 
Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- As Congress considers rolling back a law meant to protect unaccompanied minors from being summarily deported to unsafe countries, protesters rallied outside the White House on Thursday, calling on President Barack Obama to stand up for the children.

They carried signs denouncing the idea of expediting deportations. "Ni una mas deportacion," one sign read -- not one more deportation.

"You ran on a campaign of hope!" cried one protester as the crowd cheered. "Where is the hope for these children?"

Immigration Reform Women Leaders, Congresswomen Urge Congress to Address Abuse of Women and Children Migrants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2014

Contact: 

Leslie Patterson, 561-801-5963
leslie@berlinrosen.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

From: We Belong Together: Women for Common Sense Immigration Reform

Contact: Olamide Noah, olamide.noah@berlinrosen.com, 310-701-8476

Immigration Reform Women Leaders, Congresswomen Urge Congress to Address Abuse of Women and Children Migrants

Immigration Reform Leading Women Experts and Congressional Women’s Working Group hold Press Conference on Child Migration Crisis

President Obama: Protect Women and Children, Provide Relief

Yesterday, President Obama announced he will take executive action to fix our broken immigration system. We Belong Together and our allies have been calling on the President to provide relief to our communities by ending the crisis of deportations and family separation. We welcome the President’s announcement and urge him to act quickly and to provide the broadest possible relief. It is far past due and families are suffering as a result of the House of Representative’s inaction and the continuing deportations. At the same time, we are very concerned by the Administration’s decision to open a 700-bed detention facility for families with children in Artesia, New Mexico.

Immigrant Mothers, Immigration Reform Leaders Deliver New Administrative Priorities and Thousands of Pledges to Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2014

Contact: 

Olamide Noah, 310-701-8476
olamide.noah@berlinrosen.com

Immigration reform leaders and immigrant mothers delivered over 7,000 signed pledges to Congressional offices after debuting a new set of administrative priorities

Washington, DC— Immigrant women and immigration reform leaders hosted a press call yesterday in which they debuted a new set of administrative priorities to address immigration policies that disproportionately hurt women and children. The priorities were accompanied by over 7,000 signed pledges urging action from the House and the Obama Administration on immigration reform.

Broken Immigration System Failing Women, Children

Author: 
Andrea Cristina Mercado
Source: 
Women's enews

Charlie, an 11-year-old born in Florida, experienced a devastating rupture in his family when his father was detained and deported one day while he took his older children fishing. When he tells this story of how his father didn't come home that day, Charlie articulates the worst fears of millions of children.

Charlie's mom is now a single mother, struggling to care for her family on one income rather than two. Charlie and his siblings have a hard time concentrating in school.

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