Updates

We Belong Together Applauds Ruling on Family Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2015

Contact: 

B. Loewe, 773.791.4668,
bloewe@onpoint.pro

Administration Should Accept Judge's Order, Release Mothers and Children Immediately

Administration Should Accept Judge's Order, Release Mothers and Children Immediately

“The judge’s ruling last night affirms what mothers inside detention and their children have been exposing since the Administration reopened the practice of mass family detention last summer. Detention is deplorable, unsafe, and unnecessary.”

Secretary Johnson Announces Changes to Family Detention System: We Belong Together Maintains Only Real Solution is to End Family Detention Altogether

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2015

Contact: 

B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Washington, DC — In response to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s announcement this morning about changes to DHS’s family detention program, We Belong Together co-chair Andrea Mercado issued the following:

We Belong Together, First Focus & Other Leading Advocates for Women & Children Denounce Homeland Security Practice of Locking Up Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2015

Contact: 

Anna Duncan, 440-204-8284, anna@domesticworkers.org
Madeline Daniels, 202-657-0664, madelined@firstfocus.org

Washington, DC – We Belong Together, First Focus and 30 organizations that advocate for the well-being of women and children sent a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security this morning denouncing the practice of family detention and calling for the release of all families currently detained.

Joint Letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 30 Women's & Children's Advocacy Organizations Calling for End to Family Detention

We, the undersigned individuals and organizations advancing the rights of women and children in our country, write you with grave concern over the Department of Homeland Security’s immigrant detention policies and strenuously urge you to immediately end the harmful practice of detaining families.

Immigrant Women and Families Stand Strong in the Face of Delayed Justice and Appeals Court Denial of Emergency Stay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2015

Contact: 

B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Today the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected the Department of Justice’s request for an emergency stay in the anti-immigrant lawsuit, Texas v USA. The Department of Justice will continue litigating the politically-motivated anti-immigrant attacks on the President’s deferred action programs as the case continues on appeal.

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