Media Coverage

We Belong Together Featured in "The future isn't unisex" in Salon

Author: 
Soraya Chemaly
Source: 
Salon

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.

"I May Just Be One Voice, but It Matters"

Author: 
Berenice Ramirez
Source: 
National Journal

In many ways, Berenice Ramirez is a typical 17-year-old—hanging with friends in Florence, Texas, and waffling on which college she might want to attend to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. In other ways, as a native of Mexico without American citizenship, she is very different. She has been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status but worries about the prospect of being split from her parents and other undocumented family members.

Hijos de indocumentados piden a los republicanos por la reforma migratoria

Source: 
Univision

Las cartas fueron recopiladas desde octubre

Son chicos pero no dudaron en sacar fuerza y coraje para pedir por sus papas. Docenas de niños acudieron hoy al Capitolio para entregarle a 60 legisladores republicanos más de 6,000 cartas en las que les imploran que aprueben de forma urgente la reforma migratoria.

Varios menores de edad expresaron también su expectativa de que el presidente Barack Obama suspenda más deportaciones por vía administrativa, tal como hizo en 2012 con algunos inmigrantes menores de 30 años traídos a Estados Unidos durante su niñez.

Niños piden reforma migratoria en Congreso EEUU

Author: 
Luis Alonso Lugo
Source: 
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Docenas de niños acudieron el lunes al Capitolio con la intención de entregar a 60 legisladores republicanos más de 6.000 cartas en las que imploran la aprobación inmediata de una reforma migratoria.

Varios menores de edad expresaron también su expectativa de que el presidente Barack Obama suspenda más deportaciones por vía administrativa, tal como hizo en 2012 con algunos inmigrantes menores de 30 años traídos a Estados Unidos de manera no autorizada durante su niñez.

Acusan a Boehner de ser el "Grinch" de niños inmigrantes

Author: 
María Peña
Source: 
La Opinión

Washington - Niños activistas de todo el país, incluyendo algunos nacidos en EEUU de padres indocumentados, entregaron este lunes más de 6,000 cartas a líderes republicanos en el Congreso para exigir una reforma migratoria que permita la reunificación familiar.

En un hacinado salón del edificio Rayburn de la Cámara de Representantes, los niños, como los gemelos mexicanos Angel y Javier Ortega, ofrecieron testimonios sobre lo que significa crecer sin padre o madre por las deportaciones y separaciones de las familias.

Tough tactics on immigration reform

Author: 
Seung Min Kim
Source: 
Politico

Immigration reform advocates have tried being polite. They’ve staged acts of civil disobedience and warned Republicans the party will pay at the ballot box if they drag their feet on an overhaul.

But none of that has worked — so now, immigration activists are in all-out harassment mode.

In recent weeks, advocates have taken a decidedly sharper, more aggressive turn in their efforts to pressure lawmakers — primarily Republicans — on an immigration overhaul that would create a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the country.

Could John Boehner’s New Immigration Strategist Actually Pass Some Reforms?

Author: 
Jessica Weisberg
Source: 
The Nation

If you don’t live or work in Washington, a chronicle of staffing changes on the Beltway is about as interesting as faraway mild weather or a stranger’s dreams. In other words: not very. But Representative John Boehner announced a new hire last week whose presence in the Speaker’s office implies that immigration reform is still a viable possibility, or at least that Boehner would like it to be. That hire’s name is Becky Tallent and until last week she was the director of immigration policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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