Media Coverage

Hate Immigrants? Good Luck With Women Voters

Author: 
Terry O’Neill and Pramila Jayapal
Source: 
Time Magazine

Fixing our broken immigration system is a crucial part of the struggle for women’s equality

Why did we both get arrested outside the U.S. Capitol last year demanding Congress pass comprehensive immigration reform? Why did Terry join more than 140 other activists outside the White House last week in an act of civil disobedience to demand that President Obama stop deporting workers, parents and children? Why did over 30 Floridian children whose parents have been deported hold a vigil in front of the White House on Monday afternoon to urge the President to stop separating families?

We Belong Together Statement on President Obama's Delay of Executive Action on Immigration

Author: 
We Belong Together

We are profoundly disappointed by President Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the midterms and acquiesce to pressure from Senate Democrats. Once again, he has prioritized politics over reform—the very reform he himself promised us. In doing so, he has not only broken yet another promise to millions of voters across the country, he is forcing millions more women, children and families back in the shadows.

Feminists take on race and police conduct post-Ferguson

Author: 
Ruth Tam
Source: 
The Washington Post

We Belong Together co-chair Andrea Mercado was quoted in this post on washingtonpost.com

Andrea Mercado, co-chair of We Belong Together, an organization mobilizing women for immigration reform, said that in order to rebrand the issue as essential for women, all she needed to do was share immigrant women’s stories.

“They speak for themselves,” Mercado said. “When the vast majority of employment visas are given to [male immigrants], the women who come with them are left in a position vulnerable to domestic violence and exploitation.”

Terry O'Neill Was One of Hundreds Arrested Calling for Immigration Reform at White House Rally

Source: 
Ms. Magazine Feminist Wire

Thursday, nearly 300 people were arrested in front of the White House during a rally calling on President Barack Obama to halt mass deportations. Among them was Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

O'Neill was arrested during El Dia Decisivo, a civil disobedience action led by Casa de Maryland and the newly formed Casa de Virginia. She spoke to the Feminist Newswire just hours after being released from custody.

Immigration Activists Conduct Sit-In Outside of White House, 145 Peacefully Arrested

Author: 
Scharon Harding
Source: 
Latin Post

On Thursday, a reported 145 people were arrested outside of the White House during a civil disobedience protest demanding immigration reform and relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants.

According to The Associated Press, the protest was led by immigration activists from CASA de Maryland, which aims to "create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities," according to its mission, and its sister organization CASA de Virginia.

Detienen a más de 100 inmigrantes en una manifestación por la reforma migratoria

Author: 
Jorge Cancino
Source: 
Univision

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Cientos de activistas e inmigrantes, con y sin papeles, marcharon en Washington DC para pedirle al presidente Barack Obama dos cosas: que pare las deportaciones y tome acciones ejecutivas para aliviar el calvario de 11 millones de indocumentados.

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