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

June 27, 2014


Olamide Noah, 310-701-8476

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

Andrea Cristina Mercado
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.

Feds struggling to house undocumented children crossing the border

RT America

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is demanding answers about why thousands of undocumented children are being housed by the Department of Homeland Security in an Arizonan warehouse. Critics contend the thousands of families are abandoned without food or water after a short detention at the DHS facility. The US Border Patrol began sending children and their mothers caught illegally crossing the US-Mexico border to Nogales, Ariz. RT's Lindsay France discusses the plight of the undocumented workers with Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of We Belong Together.

Women Urge Administration Not to Delay Administrative Relief for Immigrant Families

The We Belong Together campaign, anchored by the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s decision to delay the Department of Homeland Security’s review of deportation policy.

Said Pramila Jayapal, Chair of the We Belong Together campaign, “Today, we join together with numerous others in urging that the Administration take immediate action to stop the crisis of deportations and to fix a broken immigration system.

We Belong Together Commends Courageous Protest and Civil Disobedience in Front of White House Demanding a Stop to Deportations

Yesterday, twelve people were arrested after sitting in front of the White House with arms locked, holding banners that read "Stop Deportations NOW" and "Keep Families Together." This act of civil disobedience, to demand that the Obama administration take action to stop the epidemic of deportations, was supported by a crowd of 1,200 people, including members of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, National People's Action, and We Belong Together.