Media Coverage

Democrats and children ask to close U.S. family detention centers

Washington, Dec 10 (EFE).- Democrat members of Congress led by the Congressional Women's Working Group on Immigration Reform, and children from across United States asked the government Wednesday to shut down centers in the country where undocumented illegal immigrants and their families are detained.

"While some changes have been made to improve conditions at these centers and reduce the length of detention, the fact is they remain jail-like settings," said California Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard.

Congresistas y niños piden acabar con centros de detención familiar en EEUU

Washington, 9 dic (EFE).- Congresistas demócratas y niños de toda la geografía estadounidense pidieron hoy el cierre de los centros de detención familiar en Estados Unidos, instalaciones abiertas por el Gobierno federal donde se retienen a las familias indocumentadas que entran de manera ilegal en el país.

Liderado por el Grupo de Trabajo de Congresistas Mujeres para la Reforma Migratoria, las legisladoras hicieron un nuevo llamamiento para lograr el cierre de esas instalaciones.

Congresistas y niños piden fin a detención de familias por razones migratorias

Media docena de congresistas demócratas y un grupo de familias con niños pequeños pidieron el miércoles al gobierno federal terminar la detención de familias que llegaron a la frontera estadounidense sin documentación.

Como parte de la campaña "Un deseo para las fiestas"adelantada por We Belong Together, varios niños mostraron las cartas navideñas que escribieron a menores actualmente detenidos por las autoridades migratorias.

Children Send Christmas Wishes To Kids In Immigrant Detention

Over the past four years, children have penned thousands of letters over the holidays to President Barack Obama and members of Congress urging them to take up immigration reform.

This year, the letter-writing campaign organized by the advocacy group We Belong Together is doing something different. The children are sending holiday wishes to other children: those in immigrant detention facilities with their families.

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren to #100Women100Miles: You Tell the World Human Dignity Matters

"With each step of your 100 mile pilgrimage, you tell the world that human dignity matters, regardless of your immigration status or your gender." Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California shares a message of support for the 100 women walking 100 miles to welcome Pope Francis and echo his message of dignity for migrants.

An Open Letter to Presidential Candidates From 100 Immigrant Women

Elections are about leadership. Leaders influence and shape the world around them. So far, the election conversation about immigration has caused us great alarm.

Many of you have engaged in rhetoric that is feeding a rising tide of hatred toward migrants in the United States and globally. This is precisely the type of rhetoric that seeds and promotes hate violence, and emboldens the most hateful among us.

Marchers seek path to immigration reform

YORK, Pa. - Alma Lopez stood outside the county prison here, where undocumented immigrants are jailed pending deportation, and broke into tears.

All around her, scores of activists unfurled banners emblazoned with inspirational messages, snapped keepsake photos with their smartphones, prayed and sang in Spanish and English to support the 100 women who set off Tuesday on a 100-mile march to Washington, D.C.