Media Coverage

Have We Lost Our Humanity?

Author: 
Pramila Jayapal
Source: 
Huffington Post

This past weekend, anti-immigration actions swept the country; on Tuesday, Texas Governor Rick Perry sounded the call for the immediate deployment of 1,000 national guardsmen to the U.S. border; and our leaders are currently considering gutting a bill that allowed for the humane treatment of child migrants from non-contiguous countries.

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.

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?"

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.

Feds struggling to house undocumented children crossing the border

Source: 
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.

Why I’m Joining the Women’s Fast for Families and Immigration Reform

Author: 
Elianne Ramos
Source: 
BlogHer

As far as immigration stories go, my personal one could be considered commonplace, perhaps even a bit boring: Almost forty years ago, my parents decided that the life they had built back in my native Dominican Republic did not match the ideals they had for their three young daughters. Leaving all behind, they packed up a few possessions, their hopes and aspirations for our future in a couple of suitcases. Lucky for them, they were given the legal right to make an honorable living in America. Yet, millions of families today are not as lucky.

Immigration Activists Escalate Deportation Fight: 'Not One More'

Author: 
Elise Foley
Source: 
Huffington Post

[E]fforts targeting Congress are continuing as well. The group We Belong Together is holding a 48-hour fast on the National Mall next week, with 100 women expected to attend from around the country. They'll get support from nearly a dozen female members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), according to the organization.

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