Jia Min "Carmen" Yang, 18, arrived in Chicago from China at age 7, speaking no English. She questioned her place in the United States. Eleven years later, that uncertainty has spurred Yang to become an immigrant activist, embracing the American ideal that every person can make a difference.
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.
Leading women’s rights and immigration reform advocates announced Wednesday that they plan to turn up the heat on Republicans in the U.S. House who are standing in the way of immigration reform.
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.
A coalition of women’s organizations announced Wednesday they will continue pushing House Republican leaders to vote on immigration reform this year, even as legislation before Congress is effectively dead.
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.
Less than a year ago, it looked like 2013 might have been the year for a broad overhaul of U.S. immigration law. After a bipartisan bill easily passed the Senate last June, the end of the year came and went before a bill could be introduced in the Republican dominated House.
Los Republicanos en la Cámara de Representantes han presentado sus principios para la reforma migratoria. Por fin tenemos un reconocimiento firme de su parte que el Congreso debe actuar para corregir nuestro fracasado sistema migratoria de manera exhaustiva, no parte por parte.
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Two weeks ago, the immigration reform organization We Belong Together: Women for Common Sense Immigration Reform, hosted a panel on the status of reform. The purpose of the panel, which included the organization’s co-chair Pramila Jayapal, Gloria Steinem, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and a host of other activists and policymakers, was to share information about why gender matters and to correct distorted media portrayals of what immigrants and immigration looks like.