Updates

We Belong Together Vows to Continue the Fight for Our Families and Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2016

Contact: 

Marzena Zukowska
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
c: 708.990.0389 | @MarzenaZukowska

Supreme Court’s Split Decision Erroneously Maintains the Block on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Washington, DC -- We Belong Together is greatly disappointed in the Supreme Court’s split 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+). This decision not only creates legal confusion but forces immigrant communities to continue living in fear of their families being ripped apart.

Orange Is the New Black Star: Immigration Raids Are Ripping Apart America

Guerrero is an actor, the author of In The Country We Love, and a supporter of the We Belong Together campaign

In recent weeks, I have been speaking publicly about my life as a U.S. citizen who used to live with the constant fear that my family would be deported. I was 14-years-old when those fears were realized. Growing up without my parents by my side is a weight I still carry today.

Take action to stop the raids on refugee families!

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning another series of raids specifically targeting Central American mothers and children who have come to the United States seeking safety from life-threatening violence.

Call the White House at 202-456-1111 and urge President Obama to stop the raids immediately.

When you connect with the operator tell them you demand that President Obama stop the planned raids on Central American women and children immediately.

We Belong Together Condemns Announcement that Immigration and Customs Enforcement Planning Escalation of Raids Targeting Refugee Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2016

Contact: 

Marzena Zukowska,
marzena@domesticworkers.org, 708.990.0389

Washington, DC – Yesterday news broke that the Obama Administration is planning to conduct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids over the next two months in an attempt to round up and deport hundreds of refugee mothers and children from Central America. These mothers and children have come to the US fleeing terrible violence and threats in their home countries and seeking protection at the US border.

30+ Mothers on 48-Hour Hunger Fast Join Thousands in Washington, DC for Supreme Court’s DAPA Oral Arguments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2016

Contact: 

Marzena Zukowska, 708-990-0389
marzena@domesticworkers.org

(Washington, DC) -- Today, more than 30 undocumented mothers who have been on a 48-hour weekend hunger fast, will join together with thousands of people from around the country to urge the Supreme Court to unfreeze DAPA during the Court’s historic oral arguments. The undocumented mothers, many of whom qualify for DAPA, have traveled from 10 different states and will be joined by members of the We Belong Together immigration campaign.

Immigration Rights Website Aimed At Undocumented Women Launches On International Women's Day

Step Forward, a new website aimed at providing roughly 5.2 million undocumented immigrant women and their families with the resources to understand their rights in the U.S., launched Tuesday, on International Women’s Day, NBC News reported. The site, which is available in both English and Spanish, is expected to keep readers updated on the status of immigration cases in the Supreme Court and inform immigrants of already-existing programs.

HOW THIS NEW WEBSITE WILL HELP IMMIGRANT WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN

Undocumented women comprise more than half of immigrants in this country, and their experiences are unique. While these mujeres are celebrated for leading movements around workers, migrant, immigrant and environmental justice, they are also among the most vulnerable to abuse and immigration enforcement. Step Forward, a new website, hopes to address these challenges by ensuring that immigrant women are aware of their rights.

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