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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.

Activists include immigration in ‘war on women’

Seung Min Kim

A coalition of advocacy groups wants to make the next front in the “war on women” all about immigration reform.

The new strategy, unveiled Wednesday, is yet another tactic from pro-reform groups to pressure House Republicans to pass immigration reform this year — and punish them if they don’t. And the activists believe that focusing on the influence of female voters could crack the Capitol Hill stalemate on immigration reform.