Press Releases

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668,
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Secretary Johnson Announces Changes to Family Detention System: We Belong Together Maintains Only Real Solution is to End Family Detention Altogether

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Washington, DC — In response to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s announcement this morning about changes to DHS’s family detention program, We Belong Together co-chair Andrea Mercado issued the following:

We Belong Together, First Focus & Other Leading Advocates for Women & Children Denounce Homeland Security Practice of Locking Up Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2015

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Anna Duncan, 440-204-8284, anna@domesticworkers.org
Madeline Daniels, 202-657-0664, madelined@firstfocus.org

Washington, DC – We Belong Together, First Focus and 30 organizations that advocate for the well-being of women and children sent a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security this morning denouncing the practice of family detention and calling for the release of all families currently detained.

Immigrant Women and Families Stand Strong in the Face of Delayed Justice and Appeals Court Denial of Emergency Stay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Today the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected the Department of Justice’s request for an emergency stay in the anti-immigrant lawsuit, Texas v USA. The Department of Justice will continue litigating the politically-motivated anti-immigrant attacks on the President’s deferred action programs as the case continues on appeal.

Formerly Detained Moms Call for End to Immigrant Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro
Anna Duncan, anna@webelongtogether.org

With multiple Congressional leaders decrying the Obama Administration’s policy of jailing families and the New York Times calling into question the practice of immigration detention altogether, formerly detained moms are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release the hundreds of families detained in facilities in Karnes CIty, TX; Berks, PA; and Dilley, TX and end the inhumane practice of jailing immigrants awaiting their court dates, starting with the mothers and children in family detention.

Immigrant Women Join #Fight4DAPA, Demand End to Anti-Immigrant Lawsuit on Day Millions of Parents Hoped Would Finally Bring Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2015

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Contact: B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Washington, DC – We Belong Together and immigrant women join together with faith, labor, and immigrant rights groups for a National Day of Action on May 19th, the day the new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program (DAPA) was originally scheduled to go into effect.

Immigrant Rights Organizations Condemn Killing of Terrence Kellom Sr. and Express Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

A coalition of national immigrant rights organizations stands in solidarity with the people of Baltimore and Detroit by honoring the life of 20-year-old Terrence Kellom Sr. who was shot and killed on April 27th, 2015 in his family home by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent.

We Belong Together: Our Hearts Are With the People of Baltimore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Washington, DC – As the residents of Baltimore face another night of curfew, protect their children from armed mobilization by the National Guard and continue to mourn the senseless death of Freddie Gray We Belong Together stands in solidarity and love with those in Baltimore and beyond searching for justice against racial profiling, excessive use of force, mass incarceration and state-sanctioned violence against Black communities.

On 5th Anniversary of SB1070, Women's Delegation Returns to Arizona and the Border to Witness Impact of Criminalization and Harsh Enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2015

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Contact: B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Phoenix, AZ - April 23rd marks the five year anniversary of the notorious Arizona anti-immigrant law, SB1070, and almost five years since the We Belong Together campaign was launched with a women’s delegation to Arizona to hear from women facing the devastation of the state’s immigration enforcement machine.

As Detained Mothers Pledge to Restart Hunger Strike, Supporters Petition ICE HQ for Their Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2015

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Contact: B. Loewe, 773.791.4668
bloewe@onpoint.pro

What: Press Conference and Petition Delivery in Support of Mothers Hunger Striking in Detention with their Children in Karnes, TX
Where: ICE headquarters, 500 12th St. SW Washington, DC
When: 11:00am Tuesday April 14th, 2015
Who: We Belong Together, Detention Watch Network, Grassroots Leadership, Dreamers Moms USA, Trabajadores Unidos de DC

We Belong Together joins more than 150 civil, labor, and immigrants' rights groups in amicus brief in support of deferred action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668,
bloewe@onpoint.pro

Washington, DC – Immigrant women and their supporters fought hard for President Obama to implement immigration actions that would allow millions to apply for relief from deportation and work authorization. Today they continue that push alongside civil and immigrants’ rights groups in an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief filed with the court. This brief was one of several in support of lifting the injunction against the expanded relief programs.

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