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

Elianne Ramos

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'

Elise Foley
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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Deported immigrants protest, seek to rejoin families

Lornet Turnbull
Seattle Times

Three years ago, Dolores Lara was stopped by Yakima police on suspicion of DUI, jailed and turned over to immigration authorities, who deported him to his native Mexico.

The father of three, who had labored for more than a decade picking vegetables and fruit in Eastern Washington, struggled in Tijuana to find employment, occasionally picking up work at his nephew’s auto shop.

On Monday, Lara joined 30 other undocumented immigrants who showed up at a border crossing in San Diego seeking to re-enter the U.S. to join family they had left behind.

Mujeres por una reforma migratoria -- Un Nuevo Día

TeleMundo Un Nuevo Dia

Mujeres trabajadoras del hogar se unen por una reforma migratoria.

Andrea Christina Mercado y Meches Rosales Solano de We Belong Together salen en Un Nuevo Día hablando sobre el impacto de la reforma migratoria a las mujeres y familias.

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Immigration reform as a women’s issue

Nia-Malika Henderson
Washington Post

While House Republicans have been adamant that immigration reform is all but dead this year, a coalition of women’s groups is hoping to revive the issue, wrapping it into the “war on women” offensive.

Arguing that women and children bear the brunt of the burden from a broken system, and that women will be decisive in the 2014 and 2016 elections, organizers said that Republicans should reconsider their approach to immigration reform.